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Navigate around using Sharp sensors
Using a
When putting the ToM (Thing-O-Matic 3D printer) together it struck me that the timing belts looks a lot like tank treads when flipped inside out. I think small … Read more

continuos rotation?

hello everyone im making a robot, and ive accidently bought my self non-continous servos. so i was on my way to convert them yo continous rotation and reading all the how-to's it says you need to use a servo controller to set the servo to the center position before beginning, but i do not have a servo controller. please tell me if i can just do this without setting it im just making a  small r/c or autonomous robot. if i need to can i just go ahead and skip that step do everything else and then wait for my arduino and motor shield to come in and then set it to center position?

controls up to eight servo motors using an ATmega328; serial commands change speed and position
I created an AVR servo firmware using C programming for an ATmega328 microcontroller. This version supports up to eight servos to be controlled while managing … Read more
The TROBOT is a miniature six-axis articulated robot, modeled after large industrial & assembly line robots. The TROBOT is designed to be a small … Read more

Designing the new body for my robot...

The first robot that I have ever made currently has a cardboard body. As one can imagine, cardboard has its limits, both in durability and aestetics..  So the last few weeks I decided to look around for another material... I wanted something that is relatively easy to form and work with and not needing a whole set of new, special, tools... I came across plexiglass as an alternative and my choice was quickly made.

Sneak Peek --Walter's TX, LCD and Graphics

Sneak Peek --PCB's are on their way...

Bring me a soda
This is a kit that I got from the Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. for only 15 dollars. I dont know if it is really a robot because its just a motor and a … Read more
This is my second Picaxe project . It is a simple servo tester or servo cycler built using an 08M . It has 3 modes of operation . In mode 1 each servo is controlled … Read more
Navigate Around via Infrared
Using a
This is my first Robot and it gve me a great start. Thanks fritsl for giving such a start. Its quite Easy, but living in India, I  faced some Problems. The first … Read more
Basically roams around the house, avoids walls, smashes into chair legs, runs over dogs.
Using a
Always wanted to build a robot. Makey in Make magazine seemed easy enough. Since then I've spent way too many hours learning the hard way why I should have followed … Read more

r/c with arduino uno?

hello everyone i am new to this website and i was wondering if anybody knew how to make a r/c robot with an arduino uno really i only need a parts i dont know what to buy also if i add a ping sensor is there a there a way that i can switch between r/c and autonomous? thanks a bunch

28m underwater test, to check the network connection to the ROV

Here a video of today's test to 28meters, to check if the network connection to the ROV is really water proof

Build a brassier fly trap

I'm working on a steampunk inspired brass animatronic venus fly trap. I will call her Venux. Venux's robot page is posted, but there is more info in this blog.

CTC I am in the Make it Tweet Contest

Just thought I would drop a link...

I finally got around to Instructable'ing my Glen the Stove/ Twitter project. As it is, I needed to do so to enter in the Make it Tweet Contest. I did and I am.

Here is the linky-link.

Everything the Start Here Robot does
Using a
Yup, this little guy happened by accident. I found myself with a sharpie and some thick copper sheet from a jobsite. A late night and some pneumatic shears and I … Read more

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Open FURBY

Open FURBY is an open community-based project with the goal of providing low-cost social robot platform based on FURBY® toy from Hasbro®.

Cutting Acrylic sheet

I've been asked how to cut acrylic with a hot wire cutter - I made my own and there are a few plans for how to do this on instructables etc. This was my take on the idea which I find works OK for me... - see the file attached

Droid functions similar to a Spring Flamingo design for the legs, upper body balances like a "hoverboard" at the hips. Remote control is done with a vr headset, and … Read more
Hello. This is my Johnny Five robot from the movie Short Circuit 1&2 it came as a very plain and simple kit. I have done many modifications to it and I'm happy … Read more
Talk with Arduino via Speech / Voice Recognition Module
How to: Arduino Voice / Speech Recognition  with Geeetech Module [Tutorial].  This video will show you how to talk with your Arduino with the (cheap) Geeetech … Read more

Botboarduino drivers

Ok guys it's been a while since I've been on I'm glad everything is picking back up.

I recently had to wipe my computer after getting a virus. Which means I lost all my drivers and code and etc. I managed to get arduino up and running but my botboarduino needs drivers to work. I'm kinda freaked out about catching another virus and I can't seem to find the correct drivers for ft232 uart. I tried one place but it keeps asking me for a password to open it. And when I point the device manager it refuses to see the zip file.

My artificial neuron approach

February 12, 2015

A single artificial neuron can represent some simple Boolean functions like OR, AND or NAND and some like XOR not, because a single artificial neuron can only learn linearly separable mappings.

Example. Perceptron for the AND function:

walks on two legs using four servos
this is the next evolutionary step from my trashbot version 1. i decided that i want to build more robots made from recycled mechanical parts instead of shaping … Read more