Let's Make Robots!

Looking for suggestions for website

Hey LMR!

I am looking to create a sit like LMR, but geared towards combat robots. So here it is:

http://www.robotskill.ca

I am looking for suggestions from everyone on what type of content they think should be there and how that should be presented. So please shout out let me know what everyone would like to see.

On a side note, we are looking at putting as combat robot league, anyon near ontario Canada please let us know if you are interested. We are also looking at starting a completely autonomous division.

navigare around via sharp ir sensor
Using a
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Acroban robot

Wow! I just came across this recent work from a research lab in France. As you can see in the video, the robot moves a bit like a child -- it's pretty cute.

Their robot has structural stability due in large part to their use of *drumroll* rubber bands! I like that their components are cheap and off-the-shelf. It would be cool to try and reverse engineer it... or I guess we could just ask them for the schematics... hmm...

Of course, some people still find it creepy. One girl told me it was as scary as puppets.

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Big choice of servos in Europe

Hi,

I'm making a robot arm, and I need 1 shop to buy all my servos from (legal reasons).

Problem is, the shop has to have all the range from powerful and durable high-torque servos with full ball bearings (about 25 - 30 kg/cm), to lighter standard, to even some very lightweight mini servos.

So far the shop with the best choice is http://www.active-robots.com/products/motorsandwheels/servo-index.shtml, but I would be very happy if someone coined me some more or better options :)

Schematic

how do i read a schematic?????

ticks, tocks, buzzes and changes audio patterns depending on light level
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Busy bees... see quads at work

See the quads at work, they are doing better than a crane...

Price: $19.95 USD

 Collected by one member
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Navigates via infra-red sensor. Very basic robot
Using a
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Advice for selecting a university course in robotics.

Heey guys,

I've just joined your community after going through your website. I loved it so decided to make an account!

I'm a 18 year old student currently living in Melbourne, Australia. I currently study an Advanced Diploma of Computer Science which I will be finishing in a couple months. To be honest just writing software (especially GUI's) for business, etc. doesn't interest me.

I've always had a passion for knowing how things work and designing things. But unfortunately I've never really finished any cool projects yet.

Now on to my questions:

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companion bot...jiggles once in awhile to keep you company
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