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Tamiya twin gearbox

Finished robot, on track. I started with the same base as the Cocoabot http://letsmakerobots.com/node/36700 - I had not seen his, but great minds think alike. I … Read more
I built some time ago a robot that can move by avoiding obstacles thanks to its sensor. Then add to the robot an infrared receiver so that it can be controlled … Read more
Drives slowly and nearly unstoppably looking for infrared fish to eat.
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Videos: Introducing FishTankFishTank UpdateFish Tank Meets Piranha TankCode: ver 0.3 is the basic code with obstacle avoidance and IR followingver 0.4 adds some … Read more
Bluetooth remote controlled robot with scanning Sharp IR sensor
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This is my second robot: Jani-6 (named after Johnny 5)  It is a Bluetooth remote controlled robot, which is scanning a Sharp IR distance sensor with a servo, and … Read more
Avoid obstacles via Sharp IR rangefinder
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This was my first robot. WILL-I. The robot is controlled with an Atmel ATMega8 running on internal oscillator at 1MHz. It uses 3 microswitches and a servo rotated … Read more
Update: Finished second in the competition. Watch the videos for some action! This is my line follower, R.A.L.F, which stands for Really Awesome Line Follower. I … Read more
Navigate around with IR sensor
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R.A.V. ( Red Avoiding Vehicle) LOG: // 10/2/11 : LMR RAV and servocentercode files added Read more
Navigate (semi) autonomously
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The build is covered on the blog I started for this bot (linked in additional info) if anybody is interested. It is far too long and I don't want to copy and paste … Read more
Finaly got to start building my first bot. Theres no plan so far what it will do. Just spent about 2-3h tinkering on the base, with a lot improvisation. Power … Read more
2 DIY IR proximity sensors.1 Light dependent resistor 1 l293d motor driver1 atmega328 with arduino bootloadersmall speakertamiya gearbox + tank treads bump switch … Read more
Picks up objects(bottles) that comes in its way
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UPDATE : video uploaded . In the video the robot picks up bottle as well as avoids an object which cannot be picked. It uses 3 sensors i.e. 1 SRF05 and 2 GP2D12 to … Read more
Move around RC, obstacle detection......
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  This Robot uses the Motoruino By Guibot http://lab.guilhermemartins.net/2010/03/09/motoruino/ The Motoruino is a very handy board for creating projects such as … Read more
Navigates around trying to avoid bumping into things
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My first robot, roughly based on the Start Here Bot, for the moment at least. I'm using a Picaxe-28 project board with the 28x2 chip, Sharp IR sensor, servo from … Read more
 This is my first robot, I built it five months ago, but I havan't had the time to smubmit on LMR. It uses an srf05 to avoid objects and two infraed sensors to … Read more
Line Mazes and collision object avoidance
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News (for those who don't want to read the article) -I have got one of the line sensors working. -I have got some basic line following going -I have given up on … Read more
  This bot is remote controlled over Bluetooth using a Bluesmirf module. This works just like a wireless serial port.I have written a program for my smartphone … Read more
Navigate via IR, version 2 will also remove the pits from olives... We cannot tolerate any pits.
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I've been reading all the great info on this website for the last month or so.  Was inspired to put together the first 'start here' robot. I followed the … Read more
Navigates using ultrasound, flashes led lights
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I had a great deal of questions before diving into this project. We all have our little preferences in how things should be. I first focused on choosing the right … Read more


Main Goal : To listen for a knock at the door and then notify the human occupant of the house.  Eventually will be an AUV, complete with charging … Read more
A robot moves on the wall and ceiling.
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Hello girls and boys !!!This is my third robot. He moves on the metal wall or ceiling. Read more
Mini Sumo Robot, uses IR for ring and other robot detection
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This robot was built to learn PID control of motors, I use IR shining through holes in the one of the gears in the gear box. IR is used for Ring Edge detection and … Read more
Since I started messing with robotics that I wanted to build a tank, and finally that moment arrived when two Tamiya thread kits and a Twin Motor Gearbox arrived. … Read more
This will be my first "real" robot. I.e. my first robot with brains. My last lunchbox robot was done in a small team as part of a first year engineering … Read more
Goes around avoiding obstacles
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This is a simple tracked robot, based mostly on standard entry level components: picaxe, sharp sensors, l293d driver, tamiya motors. I'm mainly reusing them from my … Read more
Detect when too tilted
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Hello! This is a tracked robot i did a couple of days ago. Unluckly, is suffered from a severe design fault so i disassembled yesterday :) I'm posting it the same … Read more
Navigate around avoiding obstacles
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From all the inspiration i got from reading posts by you guys, i thought of doing the same thing - creating a robot on my own. Thanks for the awesome work guys, … Read more
Here's an UPDATE on my First Robot with a Robotic Arm on it ,With no gripper yet.
Right now, just drive ahead
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This is my first robot. It can't do much now, but drive ahaead, since there are no sensors on it yet. It's a simple robot made from a Tamiya Twin gearbox and some … Read more