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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
I found this amazing tutorial that breaks down Path Planning so even *I* can understand it. I thought many of you might appreociate it and the other links I have … Read more
Drives around, bumps into things, plays beats, backs up and moves on.
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Most Recent Update: Uploaded new code (v1.9) that introduces some 'shuffle' to Blind Lemon's beats. Thanks for the tip, Frits! Intro  Blind Lemon is now a … Read more
Drives around and navigates via ultra sound sensors mounted on a servo. Also shoots "laser" and make sounds :)
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UPDATED: Code on how to make this sort of navigation inserted below.   My first robot! I did not have a clue to all the stuff you can buy, and so I thought I was … Read more
I really do not know what it does
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If Google video is down, the videos can be found here: Video 1 Video 2      The I really Do Not Know What It Is Thing! I just had to do this - One day I may … Read more
Detect unusual event and notify the operater to remote this tank to scout the surrounding via internet.
This is my tracked bot combine Lynxmotion track system with Phidgets SBC. I like phidgets because it supports multi language and I finally familier with one of them … Read more
Balance on two wheels and navigate autonomously around the room
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One of my dreams has been to make a kit of a miniature balancing robot. I've been working on this some time now, coming up with a way to make a reasonable number … Read more
In the video you can see that the robot stays at roughly the same spot on the floor and handles a lighter push without any problem. To achieve this I have two … Read more
Nov 17: This is a new revision of the 1-kilogram sumo robot I entered into last year's competitions at the University of Saskatchewan.  The events are hosted by … Read more
Walks, dances, waves, rolls over, breaks
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This is a 4 legged robot I built to entertain and to learn more about how to build robots. It uses eight cheap MG996R servos, two in each leg, controlled by a … Read more
So here we are :) I decided to try and build the holy grail of robotics hobbist: a self balancing robot. I've made some research around and i've come to the … Read more
A rover with 4 directional wheels.
Andromina robot v.1.2 is a 4WD robotic platform with four directional wheels. The four wheels can independently turn. The robot can maneuver multiple ways. The … Read more

Homemade wheel encoder

Basically I just printed out one of these (laser printer recommended):

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...And attached it to a wheel (double sided tape recommended).

Then I hooked up one of these (a 2$ IR sensor: QRB1134):

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...And attached it to the motor pointing towards the wheel.

This is my maze solving robot. It uses a Arduino RBBB from wulfden.org. It has 2 30:1 micro gear motors.  The robot has 5 reflectance sensors for sensing the line. … Read more