Let's Make Robots!

Pong

Do you remember when you were a kid, and you spent your time playing pong? Neither do I. But why not bring it back? Yes a portable pong game. 

So i set out on my quest...

After some decisions, i decided i would make a pong game using 6 LED matrices, 6 MAX7219CNG, 2 potentiometers + KNOBS!!, and some custom PCBs. So here is where i am at so far, just have a collection of parts but im working on it, still waiting for the PCBs to arrive. 

 

Weather station project, it's getting windy

Believe it or not but this thing right here is a wind vane for my weather station:

"A wind vane"

I Found Some Awesome Joysticks

Just a quick heads-up.

I found quite possibly the most awesome collection of joysticks around. I have yet to get my hands on one, but man --they look good, nice mounting and multi-multi axis. Some of them are X-Y, some are X-Y and button and some are X-Y button AND twist!

Very cool.

They are here at ServoCity.

Captains Blog ....StarDate 29773 ......Containment Leak in Gareths Space-Lab......

Scotty ......"Captn....i canny noo contain the plasma leak.....were doooomed"

Kirk......"We need one of those new Halo things ......can you build a "mini" one Scotty ......in purple" ?....

ButlerBot

This is my design for my new project: my ButlerBot

It's going to have a table where it can pick things and pour drinks into a cup or something.

I'am stil working on the last details of the design.

More info soon....

Droid Planning

Firstly Thanks to Oddbot, Pome & the Dagu team for this amazing Robot.

Assembly time was about 16 hours, that included rebuilding the right wrist to get the servo in a position to be able to pour a liquid ;-)

Getting a Robot to Determine Its Own Truth

This piece describes an approach I am working on for an upgrade to SuperDroidBot “Anna” and a sharable brain service I am working on.  This is obviously only ONE approach to getting a robot to have a concept of truth.

What is Truth?

Going to Spain :)

Hey, I was just invited to come to

CAMPUS PARTY EUROPE

Wehee.. Is any one else going? See you there :)

They asked to see YDM, but I think I will have to make a trata-version of it! Huge sticks and amplifier!

(Yes, I am a one hit wonder, apparently - but hey, a hit is a hit! :)

About me

I am a 55 year old computer programmer with 35 years experience as a systems programmer. During that time, I have programmed in over 40 languages professionally.

In the Air Force, I was a ICBM mechanic as a civilian, I started out as an electronics engineer but was so distracted by the idea of programming that I took it up full time. Consequently, I have been able to strattle the fence, one foot in software, the other in hardware. Nowhere has this been more beneficial than in the robotics world.

Z-39 was "Yet Another Tracked Bot" - Build blog

 


Hi LMR,

Now that the Phoenix CNC works good enough to do some real work, I have finally started working on a new project: 

YATB - Yet Another Traked Bot - at least until I find a better name for it

I will try to document it's building saga here, before creating a robot page for it. 

So without further intro:

Phase one: Tracks

First I have done some Blender designing, I came to design something roghly as below:

Jinnarin's third robot (YDM clone). (Updated: 9-1-11)

Hi all. I have been away for some time (health reasons), but I am finally back and starting on my third robot. You can see my first robot here and here, I never made a page for my second robot, as it was just a remake of the start here robot (maybe it will make a special appearance).

LMR CNC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi everyone,  I had an idea for the new year and here it is. I think there are more than 20.000 members on LMR If everyone would pitch in $1 or $2 or more there would be plenty money to buy multiple CNC machines and maybe even enough to make a LMR Robot based on a EZ-b platform. Then we could have whoever wants to submit an idea for the robot send in their ideas with there money. only the LMR members that send money will have free access to the cnc  cnc wed adders

Maus LearningBot - Family Challenge One (State Machine)

Introduction

We have put together our learning robot and have switched out our Arduino stack consisting of the Arduinio, screw shield and arduino motor shield for one of Ro-Bot-X's Robot Builder's Rduino v2 boards.  Now that things are hooked up to the new board, we decided to go forth with a simple programming challenge.

The Challenge

Our first programming challenge is for each of us to program the robot to move foward towards a wall and try to stop the closest to the wall without knocking over the blocks used to create it.

Math machine learning

Whenever I observe my daughter, I find that she likes to collect things. The more, the better. Usually as much as she can carry. As she can not count, how can she distinguish, what are more things and what are less things?

My daughter with objects in both hands