Let's Make Robots!

Most Collected: Tip/walkthrough

Gives your robot more personality
Using a
A simple method to build robot eyes as for instance robots like NAO or DARwIn have. The drawing is nearly self-explanatory: Read more
Overcomes the limitations of the RaspPi
It seems like I've seen several LMRians who've finally gotten ahold of their RaspPi say something along the lines of "I'm planning on using it to run a robot using … Read more
Pushes in excess of 3kgs to any position over 2000 steps
Take one Glue stick and wash the living daylights out of it in 30 degreeC water, as the glue is water soluble. Read more
Detects impacts using accelerometer
Note: it's getting harder and harder for me to take much credit for this-OddBot has done all the work since I first posted it and he's taken it from a built-in … Read more
Simplifies interface, saves one pin.
Well, I don't believe I have seen this @ LMR so here it goes: Hack your HC-SR04 for use with a single uC pin. Simply add a ~1.8k resistor from echo to trigger, and … Read more
Expands PWM outputs for servo control
     Those who intend to build a more complex project (in this case I mean with more DOFs, like a hexapod, biped humanoid and others) may find dificulties if … Read more
Introducing the PolyMorph finger ...... or toe if you dare to use as locomotion The idea is Inspired from Anthropomorpic finger PolyMorph is a Flexible plastic … Read more
Making gearbox out of random plastic gears and small motor.
How to make gearboxes out of random plastic gears:  This tutorial shows how to make simple and small plastic gearbox with gear ratio about 1:100. Ratio can vary. … Read more
Provides power for breadboarding, testing, etc
I was tired of wasting batteries while testing my robots and other circuits, and having to dig out voltage regulators every time I needed 5v or 12v for a circuit, … Read more
  **Click the picture to show it bigger, and then click that picture again to make it big enough to read the fine print** ADDED (06MAY2012) This is the motor drive … Read more
Communicates with your pc to control your robot
The wiimote is a really cool controller to use with your robots. It has many buttons, accelerometers and even a camera which tells the coordinates of the four … Read more
Sensibilizes about the delay() function
Whenever you use delays in your robot code your microcontroller is going to do nothing but wait until the delay is passed. Where on one hand this is a blessing it … Read more
When I joined LMR I had just written my first picaxe program.The picaxe was easy to learn since I knew basic and the manuals gave you all the information you … Read more
Allows you to send IR / remote codes in "background"
Hello guys. After hours spent on the internet trying to understand how stuff works i came up with this piece of code. It simply sends out SONY remote codes, but the … Read more
Recently I posted a tip on using the anti-static foam your IC's come in for pressure sensors. This show you how to apply that tip to your robot. Read more