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Walter: Virtual Control Panel

Just a quick update on what I've been working on. I am building a virtual control panel with Processing and the controlP5 libraries. The video is pretty self-explainatory, and understand what you are seeing is a work in progress as is the code attached. If you go through the code, you will quickly see a lot of stand-in values and lables that still need to be gone through, but never the less, the "system" is rock-solid. I think that's it...

Word to ya motha'

Navigates around delivering drinks and finding IR LEDS.
Using a
 ***** Updates on bottom*****    After building the "Start Here Project"  I wanted to do a few things with my next project Read more
My first ever robot, built from parts freely available from most Electronics shops. Built around an Arduino Mega 1280, two 100:1 3V geared motors from MFA, two 3 AA … Read more

Open international Offline competitions on a robotics!

 

  

Site "the Robotics-our the future..." Begins a set of participants for "Opened Offline competitions on a robotics", in a direction "Following on a line". All interested persons are invited, the age is not limited.

Glen the Stove, Picaxe, Processing, Twitter and Thermsistors...

Yup, I got the Twitter-stove project done. The video is pretty self-explainatory and code is available upon request.

Glen the Stove on Twitter

  The Robot Builder’s Shield V3 for Arduino allows a robot builder to easily build a small robot that uses 2 small geared DC motors for driving, directly plug in … Read more
I just love the protoboards from http://stores.ebay.com/measureexplorer and have used a lot of them. Even the small 1" are great for a small voltage regulator or … Read more
this servo is from china. the price do not include shipping. shipping is usually by DHL.   weight-6g  Dimension 18x11.8x21.5mm Stall torque 1kg/cm  Operating … Read more
This is my last project, a robot dog, it´s possible to control it using a PC or it has an auto mode, in the video it is moving in this way, It has a rechargeable … Read more

IR v. Sonar

I've been making plan for an obstacle-avoiding robot, and was originally planning to use a Sharp IR range finder for it (10 - 80cm), but after seeing other sonar range finders, and other people's projects (the majority of the ones I see seem to use sonar), I was wondering:

Which is better: IR or sonar?

'Cos IR recievers can be affected by ambient IR light, and the best i;ve seen goes up to 150cm, whereas I;ve seen sonar ones up to 7.4m, roundabout, and they can't be affected by ambient sound (I think).

Navigate around via IR
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my first robot very expensive body (FOOD BOX) :D Read more

Scaling down a boat to make USV

I have been dealing with asects of theis for a while and this is my latest idea. Build a small plywood boat downsized to be a platform for robotics testing. I bought a "partially built kit" on eBay that turned out to be an abandoned upgrade of a hobby grade boat. It's a 15" V narrow plastic V-Hull and I am concerned about it being to close to max with a decent battery and gear in it. But the upgrade in process inculded a good servo steered rudder and through hull prop hardware. The supplied motor is marginal but workable. I have a brushed ESC with 5v BEC.

Price: $39.99 USD

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This easy to use and low cost module is capable of sending and receiving serial data wirelessly between microcontrollers or to a PC. The low power consumption … Read more
The QuadBot Chassis is an affordable kit for students and hobbyist interested in walking robots. It provides all the mechanica parts necessary to build a 4 legged … Read more