Let's Make Robots!

LMR Logo Robot Challenge - Finished!


First place and congratulations to Kelpy with his  LMR Bot Clone (ish):


A close second place goes to RobotFreak's original LMR Logo bot:



and third is awarded to C1RM's LMRBot V2.1:



I will contact you all shortly for shipping addresses.


Big time thanks to Glen from BahBots, Nick from GadgetGangster, and Gabriel from Ro-Bot-X Designs for their generously supporting the challenge with great prizes!



You are all very talented people!






The Rules 

Who: You!!! Or any member of the Let's Make Robots! community. Votes can be submitted by anyone registered at LMR. One vote per user.

What: A robot designed around the visual appearance of the robot cartoon in the LMR logo.

When: From now until the end of March 15, 2011 (my birthday!). Votes will be taken for one week after the 15th before winners are announced.

Where: Make it where you feel comfortable. Post your creation here.

Why: To promote robots that remind us of our favorite site, and to encourage arty bots as a whole.

How: Any way you see fit. Any size you see fit. Do whatever you feel is appropriate for a real-life LMR logo robot. Please tag your entries with "LMR Bot."


Nick at GadgetGangster.com has donated a powerful USB Propellor Platform and a Gadget Gangster T-shirt!


* 80Mhz 8-Core Parallax Propeller with removable 5MHz crystal
* 64kb EEPROM for long-term program and data storage
* 5V and 3.3V 1.5A Voltage Regulators accept 5.5v min. power input
* Comes with a 2.1mm barrel power jack connector and screw terminal connector
* 2.8" x 2.5" footprint with pin sockets to add additional Platform modules or connect to a breadboard.

The Propeller Platform USB is designed and assembled in California.


Please see the review of this board by our own Chris the Carpenter HERE.


Official Gadget Ganget T-shirt available in the usual sizes!


Glen has contributed one of his fine, super-flexible BahBots controllers! 



  • ATMega1284P-20 MCU
  • 128K Programmable Flash
  • 16K RAM
  • 4K EEProm
  • 2 8-bit and 2 16-bit Timers
  • 6 PWM Channels
  • 8 ADC Channels
  • 18.432 MHz
  • Dual hardware UARTs
  • On-board microSD card slot
  • xBee headers for wireless serial communications
  • All ports brought out to 2×5 headers with power and ground
  • Standard size, compatible with PB10 and PB20 prototyping boards and mounts to Tamiya construction plates
  • Optional battery monitoring circuitry, selectable power for secondary headers
  • LDO 5v regulator rated at 1A (500mA without heat sink)
  • Preloaded Bascom Boot Loader

Please see a review of this board by our own Chris the Carpenter HERE.  


Gabriel of Ro-Bot-X Designs offers one of his new uBotino V2 Kits with USB-to-serial cable as well! 


The uBotino allows a robot builder to easily build a small robot that uses 2 small geared DC motors for driving, directly plug in 6 analog sensors, 5 digital sensors, 5 servos. It has an on board LDO voltage regulator, power switch, reset button, power LED, Arduino pin D13 LED, 16 MHz crystal, ISP programmer connector and FTDI cable connector. The ATmega328 microcontroller has Arduino bootloader installed. The board features 3 jumpers, one to select power for the servo pins (in case you want to use sensors and no servos), one to disable the D13 LED (in case you need to connect a servo to that pin) and another jumper to disable power to the motors (so they don’t move when programming). The 5cm x 5cm size of the board and Arduino software compatibility makes this board a perfect candidate for small robots.


See the uBotino board in episode #012 of the LMR Live Show HERE.



Jack (your humble narrator)  throws in four items out of his grab bag of goodies. It hasn't been updated in awhile but there is more than the list on the link shows. I'll update it soon.

I swear to The Maker, I'll get to it soon! -ed

Prizes will be awarded by "winner's choice" for the robots with the top three vote totals (first place picks first, second place picks second, third picks third).

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Got mail today. Propellor board from Nick has been landed. Now I'm ready to get started with propellor. Many thanks to Nick and JAX.

Today I received the award, uBotino V2 Kits. Congratulations to Jax for Challenge and I thank to the sponsor Ro-Bot-X.

I'm currently very happy and very excited to bring into operation uBotino V2.

A good day to all!

Glad it was won by a fellow romanian! Congrats for your robot! Felicitari!

Congradulations to Kelpy for winning first place and to all the runners up!

Great job by all!

-Glen (bahbots.com)

Oops, I didn't realized that my robot is a competitor of this challenge. Great work Kelpy & C1RM. Thanks to JAX for this great challenge and the sponsors for the cool prices.

I'm sorry that I have not managed to finish on time the robot, I still expect to receive servo. When I will receive it I'll do a video with the robot in operation as I have promised.


Congratulations for RobotFreak and Kelpy, good job!

Thank you so much to all who voted for my bot. I feel honoured, and a little embarassed!

My congratulations go to the runners-up.

I'd also like to thank JAX for setting this competition up, and giving us all the chance to win one of these boards. Cheers.

If voting is still open, I vote for Kelpy's creation.

Although all the entries are really rockin'!

So who are the winners?


My vote goes to RobotFreaks logobot. The others all had great innovations ( fiber optic neurons and brain floating in nutrient liquid ) but feel RobotFreaks is the most authentic. Good job everyone!