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Vmusic2 and a Great Company

I will get a walk-through up soon on this one but for now, I have to give some love to some great guys who actually care about customer service...

Arms for Edward

After lots of thinking about what my next robot should look like, I couldn't resist the temptation of trying to improve Edward. I never really made a good program for him and everybody who sees him ask me to switch him on and let him run around. When they do, i shrug and tell them "the batteries are dead" or "I'm still working on the programming".

Guibot's mothers shaver

Today I got a parcel with the post.

Wondering what it was, it was quite a surprice to find what I imidatly recognized as being Guibot's mothers shaver.

Guibots mothers shaver

Then I realized that about 1 1/2 years ago, I said that I would take it over if Guibot had problems coding..

http://letsmakerobots.com/node/4141#comment-15356

Wow!

:D Thanks man.. when will I ever get the time to do that? Wll, I guess I have to :) What power did your mothers shaver take?

 

WCRG 2010 Pictures and video

Hello all,

As promised the pictures from WCRG 2010.  Credits go to Fingertech for providing the video and pictures.

Line Following

Mine Sweeper

Chip

Hehe, found something funny on youtube!

Hi everyone,

Whilst roaming on youtube, I found this kick-ass vid about CtC's first atempts at programming a PicAxe microcontroller... Little contrast to what he is up to now with Walter :p

N-joy

EuroBot 2010 - The Robots - Switzerland

EuroBot 2010 The Robots collecting thier points, many different strategies.

Direct link  :- EuroBot 2010 The Robots_part1.wmv

                     EuroBot 2010 The Robots_part2.wmv

EuroBot 2010 - Rapperswil - Switzerland - Gareths impressions

EuroBot 2010 - My impressions Video of the Swiss "Feed the World" robotic competition.

nonstearm link :- Euro Bot 2010  or ustream

Tools & metal for building robots CHEAP!!

If you ever need metal working tools or pieces of aluminum, copper, brass, steel, or stainless, cut-to-size and shipped at reasonable prices, please check out: http://stores.ebay.com/Stoners-Tools-and-Raw-Materials?_rdc=1

He has hundreds of stock sizes and shapes in stock at his on-line store, or he will custom cut pieces to your size for only $.25 / cut. Paul Stoner is a super guy to deal with, easy to communicate with, and gets your parts shipped right out.

No_Comment - Wot the "Bleeeeeeep"

No_Comment ..... only "Bleeeeeeps" please - my new plastic friend.

PicAxe 20X2 mainboard

This is the second board I received from sparkfun / batchPCB. The other one, a motor driver, is tested and done.

08M motordriver and power supply board

 

After a few weeks of waiting, my PCBs have arrived. I just soldered the components on the first one and it works like a charm. I had to drill out the holes for the resistors a bit and then solder the resistors on both sides of the board to get a good connection, but hey: this was also my first shot at having a PCB made and it works. Next time I'll be more careful checking out the dimensions in diptrace.

Western Canadian Robot Games = Great fun

Hello all,

The Western Canadian Robot Games in Calgary was a great success in Calgary for my new robot.  I will be updating this post with more videos and pics soon and also making a new robot entry for my sumo.  Enjoy the video I found on youtube.  I think Samm is in there too.

Boyakasha! Boss says yes to CNC

It's just that simple,

Boss-man says to geeky-computer-robot-carpenter-cabinetmaker-man, "Hey Chris, I've decided to go ahead with the CNC --You know that internet stuff, right? Hey- go to the "web" tonight and figure out which one we want..."

Done. I go to the Boss-man, say "Get this one" and its onto waiting for UPS. I'm looking at models around 2'x3' and 5" on "Z".

Word to ya motha'.

EuroBot 2010 Competition Switzerland Rapperswil-Jona from May 27 - 28 2010

I will be watching not competing (pending work) and will do my best to beam it on my ustream channel

(if they have wireless then maybe "Live").

Link :-Eurobot 2010 - Swiss and European Championship

Minimal Picaxe LED blinker

I just found a different way to make an LED blink with a picaxe 28x1:

main:
   inc b0
   let pin7 = b0 >> 7
   ' do other important stuff here
goto main

The Pulse - 2010w21

LMR on the Brain
Sensing the living LMR community since 2008w43.

Walter Update & Voice Fail

Just a quickie update guys,

My First LMR Blog... first blog ever?

So Im new here...

I have already started my first robot. And as soon as I have got it together to a some what more presentable state I will submit it as a project :)

When deciding what to create as my first robot, I looked at the beginners stuff and thought I could do that, but I still want to be diffrent which is why I am building a 3 legged walker. I'll Hopefully upload a video or two with some photos in the next few hours.

Thanks for reading and enjoy your day.

Love and Peace

Spotted in the Shoutbox tonight. So true, I had to preserve it for prosperity. Also: shouts cannot be Chilled (thank you).

fritsl: This is the only robo-community in the world where ppl thing the others are cool :D

Robot video

Made a short video over the weekend to practice some camera shots and whatnot, I had this guy laying around for quite some time and decided to use it as a subject. The video is more about the camera work than the robot, sadly.

 

http://vimeo.com/11790950

Steampunk Robot

I attended the 2010 Steampunk Worlds Fair in Piscataway, NJ.

This bot took first place at the Mad Science Contest.

Here is a less dramatic, but more in focus picture.

Mini Robotic Ant Farm

I have started the build of the first Drone prototype for my little ant farm project. I plan on building around 4 Drones and a Builder.

 


1. The Drones:

Chassis:

The Drones will be as simple as possible, using TH components, as is hard to prototype with SMD. A double sided, plated holes prototyping board will be used as the chassis. The board is 38mm x 38mm and it can get smaller only if I use a smaller battery.

Power:

The Making of CircumPic

What follows represents my aim at documenting the creation of my yet to be named robot using a picaxe18x for brain and a l293d for motor control. Hopefully at the end i should be able to control the robot via IR and also have the ability to flip into auto mode. Too much to expect from an 18X ? We'll see.

July 11, 2011

Chris the Carpenter on Facebook

Ok folks,

I have changed my Facebook name from my real name back to my internet name. Up to this point, I have had to keep my Facebook world separated from the rest of my internet worlds. Now that it has been changed, the worlds can collide. So, if anyone is a FB user and is interested in the meaningless crap that I post there, I am:

Christopher Robinson

PCB - The Making of Blaster Shark (Sumo)

The details of why I picked what parts I picked are covered in the Design blog.  What I am about to describe here is the tools and process I go through to design and etch my own PCB.

Circuit Design

Wheels - The Making of Blaster Shark (Sumo)

After the design of the body and motor mounts I can get an idea of what kind of wheels I need.  The things that are important to consider is the width and diameter.  Both are restricted by the dimensions of the the minisumo.  In my case, since the motor shaft is offset, I can go with a smaller diameter wheel and not worry about the bottom clearance of the robot.  But since the motors are somewhat long, I can't go with a really wide wheel.  With this in mind I figured that a wheel diameter of 40mm and a width of roughly 20mm would suffice.

The Making of Blaster Shark (Sumo)

Hello fellow robot builders,

Its been another while since my last post.  My building mojo has been renewed and I am starting a new sumobot.  The Vulcan Five is on hiatus until I can get the PCB replaced.  This time around I am building a minisumo which will compete in the upcoming Western Canadian Robot Games on May 15th.

"Day of the Sun" - St.Gallen - Switzerland - Solar Transport Event

"Day of the Sun" - St.Gallen - Solar Transport Event

St.Gallen hosted an event to generate interest in the "Solar" direction.

High point of the event was Solar Car racing.

School from all over St.Gallen where asked to enter mini Solar cars to race on a track.

The prizes where pretty good incentive too.

My very first CNC project aka "klyCNC"

I have just finished the mechanical building of my CNC..

 

List of notable tags on LMR

Look at these LMR tags. And notice how easy it is to attract some major search engine attention towards important (or fun) subjects on LMR.

* How to make your first robot (google)

* Instructions on LMR (google)