Let's Make Robots!
Gets funky with it's surroundings
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How to make a Yellow Drum MachineAudiofile Engineering asked me to do a sequel to a robot of mine, Yellow Drum Machine. It was named Yellow Drum Machine II (YDM … Read more
This is part III of a series I call “How to build your first robot”.     This part is not so much instructions of how to build & program, that was in Part … Read more
This guy is curious and will explore its surroundings. Equipped with GPS, compass, cameras, ultrasonic sensors, infrared distance sensors, sound, light, pressure, temperature, humidity.... it wants to explore.
This is my robot "Earth Explorer One". My inspiration are the Mars explorer robots and after many years of wanting to build one, I've finally started. Now I would … Read more

LMR Primer - Useful Links for New Members and Old Alike

"How do I build a robot?" 

"Which processor should I use?"

"Can you teach me to do that?"

These are the sort of questions we get again and again on LMR.  We're a helpful bunch of people, and we want you to have fun and learn too.  You are a very talented person.

The links I've collected below are ones that I feel may help you find what you are looking for. There are tons of other great material on LMR. Don't limit youself to the list below, but do check them out if you have questions in those areas.

Basic principles in PCB design
I thought this could come handy. EMI and power surge problems are common in digital circuit design. The following list is a compilation of suggestions I have … Read more
Facial expressions for interactive robots
     Few days ago I decided to continue my interactive robot (http://letsmakerobots.com/node/36100), and it's been some time I'm making some sketches for a more … Read more
UPDATE 07.27.11 I have written a maze solving simulator and embedded it online. It allows users to build a maze and have a virtual robot solve it using the left … Read more
Robotic parts made with simple tools.
     Even with 3D printers and milling machines accessible nowadays, I guess this post will interest some people. From time to time, I am asked how I produce my … Read more
Modify your rc-servo into a computer controlled fully funtional servomotor with 12-bit absolute feedback (4096 positions - 0.08 degrees resolution)
Yes we like servo mods! Read more
Gets your robot up and running through a Python App
UPDATE : 7/14/2014 : 1) Controlling a robot via a Python GUI added 2) Video demonstrating GUI control added. Read more
Using the Wii Remote IR camera directly with an Arduino
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The Wii Remote became a very intersting tool for hacking and other uses where it not has been mentioned for. After the first hacks appears in the internet a lot of … Read more


Makes Conversation, Answers Questions, Explores
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This is Ava.  Ava is a friendly internet connected home companion robot that mostly likes to talk and learn new things.  To do this, she uses natural language … Read more
Holonomic move, remote controlled with a RC transmitter.
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This is a hexapod robot based on OpenSCB, an open source servo controller. All code and schematics will be provided under an open source license. It's still a work … Read more
Navigate around while avoiding obstacles with ultrasound, infrared light and air pressure based bumper sensors.
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