Let's Make Robots!
I have built a couple of rudimentary 2-wheeled rovers before, nothing special, but I really fancied trying a hexapod.  So here it is/will be.  It will be an … Read more
UPDATE 28/12/2013 VIDEO of LEDko playing... macarena http://youtu.be/632UrOgEVBg VIDEO of LEDko playing the piano: http://youtu.be/OWzvuD2DSA0 LEDко is a robot … Read more
In an earlier tutorial on IR object detection sensors I mentioned that they could be used for object tracking. Now I show you how and my progress so far. I've also … Read more
Well, it can grip stuff, and your robot can use it as hands!
**Watch the video!** To make this project you will need: Read more
I have seen a number of fantastic Hexapod style robots, most using laser cut parts and very expensive servos. Chopsticks is a robot Spider made from cheap standard … Read more
Walks forward and backward, turns in place, avoids obstacles.
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This is a simple three-servo hexapod robot using the Pololu Micro Maestro as a controller.  The Micro Maestro allows allows me to sequence gaits and integrate … Read more
Tracks faces and orientates the camera so that the face is always in the middle
UPDATE 1: I have stripped down the processing code to the bare basics so that it can be used however you want. I added lots of comments to make it easier to … Read more
(JKA is working on something more fancy than this, an applet for download)   If you are using Picaxe, I am sure you know, use, and appreciate the function … Read more
Sometimes you need to know what position a servo is currently in. Two examples are: 1. The robot has lots of legs and the power has just been turned on. Without … Read more
Drives 2 DC brushed motors. Holds 4A per motor.
Need a 8A  motor driver but don't have a lot of cash, look no further this article describes a simple and cheap solution. This project uses just few electronic … Read more
Old pic: http://letsmakerobots.com/files/clone_cnc_closeup_1500px.jpg TinHead's Original: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/9006 Vector Drawings: … 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
Rover 5 is a unique and powerful  tracked chassis designed by OddBot and produced by DAGU. Specifications: Motor rated voltage: 7.2V Motor stall current: … Read more
Improves the obstacle recognation of Sharp IR distance sensors
Sharp IR distance sensors are very often used in robotics. But I always found it annoying, that they do not recognize very small objects, chair legs or even walls … Read more