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Prompted by Bajdi's and Mikronaut's hexapod builds, I decided to purchase one of the many inexpensive hexapod kits. Apparently I was one of the fortunate ones and … Read more
This is my first attempt at a walking robot...thoroughly inspired by Penny and Stomper. :) Read more
In the function Speaker Bot is to look around, to respond to loud sounds and in response to produce phrases robot Bender from Futurama (in Ukrainian). Phrase … Read more
The main part of the robot (block gears) taken from the old model CD-ROM, which were not driven by a belt and through the gears. Microcontroller PIC 12F629. The … Read more
Tells me when someone is standing in my doorway
One of the drawbacks of working in a University Institute is the noise.  Student researchers have to talk with Primary Investigators and Co-PI's, printers hum and … Read more
Lunokhod on tracks with remote control))...made from old parts... brains PIC 12F629 driver L293 motor 2 motors and drives from CD-ROM tracks from the scanner … Read more
My latest robot, built with an Arduino Nano v3, plugged into a 400pin breadboard. Ultrasonic distance sensor, Sharp IR distance sensor, Laser, PIR motion detector, … Read more
Robot Jedi defender of the order on the website LMR 8))) ...details a very simple and affordable), old CD-ROM, caps from bottles, the battery from the phone, the … Read more
Blender > Part 001 - Real Time Keyboard Control
Blender > Part 001 - Real Time Keyboard Control. For us to understand how we can use blender to control our real life robots we have to know a little more … Read more
Hey guys! We have been working on a robot that will get your next robotic project anywhere! It can climb stairs and overcome unpredictable obstacles with ease! … Read more
Robomodil made from trash: PIC16F873A 2 motors with gear from CD-ROM 2 wheel caps from bottles of oil 2 Li-ion battery from old mobile phones 1 stepper motor from … Read more
Navigates smooth and rough terrain equally well
I finally got it to work! (video is up)  The transforming wheel that I made and talked about a while back- I made a robot that can use and actuate them. The wheel … Read more
A balancing robot, made without the use of Arduino, other ready-made modules, as well as ready-made libraries and programs to them. ...all soft and hardware is … Read more
Trash  RC Robot))...made from old parts 2 vibro  from old mobile phone and  PIC 12F629.. Read more

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Depression

Not many people understand chronic depression. I doubt anything I write here will solve anything, but I think it's important that people recognize the signs of depression and learn to recognize them in themselves and their loved ones.

Most people make the mistake of confusing depression with depression. See, I've just done it myself. One problem for English speakers is that the word for depression (as in a chronic life-threatening mental illness, most often inherited) with depression (as in being sad for a few weeks due to a known cause).

Sugru, New bot building material.

I found this on YouTube and thought it was a pretty neat way to make some strong, flexible, temperature resistant robot parts. All the info is in the video, but basically it is like polymorph, only silicon based. Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_756411&feature=iv&src_vid=azhI2yFsJVU&v=QCifobRF9Ac

Questions about Wild Thumper 6WD with Wild Thumper Robot Controller

This is my first post and my first attempt at starting a robot and programming said robot. I have some questions regarding my Wild Thumper 6WD with Wild Thumper Robot Controller.

I had bought a RC Car from walmart for about $15 to use with the Arduino Motorshield a while back (see here). Fortunately, I had taken some pictures before I … Read more
The robot navigates around avoiding obstacles by ultrasound and choosing the best way to follow.
Using a
The robot navigates around avoiding obstacles by ultrasound and choosing the best way to follow. The programming code is attached here as a .txt file. Download it … Read more
So most of us tend to use the arduino IDE for our projects much to bdk6's displeasure. Recently I've been playing with both the AVR and MSP430 bare metal rather … Read more
Classifies the color of a new object
The k-NN (k-nearest neighbors) algorithm is among the simplest of all machine learning algorithms. We will use this algorithm to classify the color of a new object. … Read more
Obstacle avoidance using ultrasound sensor
Updated post with new parts, ideas, pictures, and questions Hello robotics community! This is my first post I have made here. Im fairy new to robotics and am … Read more