Let's Make Robots!

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Allows any Arduino board to accept commands from an IR receiver
Most homes these days have at least 1 infrared remote control for controlling the television. These remote controls can also be used to control robots or even to … Read more
This is the first page of an informative set of pages showing different ways to communicate with your robot.
The picture above is a 2 Watt Blue Laser I built several months ago. It's way too powerful for robot communications around the house (it would start fires), but it … Read more
Possibly helps to detect objects, walls and holes.
 Some fancy nice ultrasonic sensors can read multiple echoes of sent ultrasonic wave. Cheap senosrs register the first echo that arrived back. If we could listen … Read more
Uses a webcam and robot vision to navigate around obstacles
Obstacle avoidance is one of the most important aspects of mobile robotics. Without it robot movement would be very restrictive and fragile. This tutorial explains … Read more
setting fuses in a blank ATmega328P chip for use with Arduino IDE and burn the bootloader
Here is a little tutorial about setting the fuses on a blank ATmega328P in AVR Studio so you can use it with Arduino IDE: You need: Read more
Rotates continuous or moves to desired position
This is a short tutorial how you get a servo for continuous running AND normal servo mode for a few bucks. You can switch between the modes in setting an additional … Read more
lets you transmit IR at a range of up to 200m
It is actually very simple you know...it' all based on two primary things: - LED won't be on at all times, so maybe we can get a little over that max current … Read more
Like an alpha version of Samantha from the movie "Her" who will obey your every command or just annoy you.
Well it has been quite a while since I've put something here mostly because of college stuff, so let me just get to it. The embedded video is me talking to my … Read more
This walkthrough explains the basics of soldering, really important thing to learn if we want our robots to be tough!
here's the best one i've found so far,it really helps a lot. http://www.curiousinventor.com/guides/How_To_Solder Read more
If you are running out of input/output pins of your Picaxe here's something that might help you: Picaxe's configurable input/output pins can be used in three … Read more
(Yes it's an old picture, but) as you see, we have our tools ready to work on robots.   This is just a miscellany of sensors your robot can use from time to … Read more
Reveals yet another cheap method of making PCB's at home.
Hi all, Yes you read the title right, I'm going to describe here the method I used to create the above PCB using an INKJET printer. Prerequisites: 1. Inkjet printer … Read more
There are various different chips which are commonly used with the Picaxe chip. Here I attempt to explain what each one does, where it goes and why you might care. … Read more
Uses current generated on coils in stepper to act as an encoder
Pretty simple circuit I found, you may have to play with the resistor values to get the output to logic level depending on your steppper.It uses two voltage … Read more
Gives text output from your project
** walk through in progress ** IntroductionThese monochrome serial LCD text displays are apparently very popular and easy to use. But the official manual (pdf) … Read more