Let's Make Robots!

Log in to get help, show off, share and inspire:

wrench_orange.png Your work in progress or a finished robot: Robot project
script_edit.png Write in your own blog: Blog entry
comments.png Discussions and questions: Forum topic
brick.png Show what you are making robots of: Component
lightbulb.png Help others with what you have learned: Tip or walk through
link.png Add a good web shop, a guide or a cool link: Web link
In this “Fun with Python” part we don't need anything from part 1 or 2. But if you like this, then you should have a look at them. The World Wide Web is a … Read more
TITAN is a super sized Wild Thumper designed for jobs such as lawn mower, snow plow or fire fighting robot. I blogged the initial construction of this prototype … Read more
Prints Dreams
After a successful Kickstarter and a few gremlins to vanguish, the Overlord is on the move and today (19/05/2015) I got to unpack it.  yes the box indicator was a … Read more
Moves around with its three wheels
Is it possible for anyone to build a cheap yet scalable robot from recycled parts? Read more
If you haven't read Part1, you should read that first. So at the end of part one we had a window or the framebuffer to draw some texts and other things. But it's … Read more
Teachs you the basics on machine learning with practical applications and open or paid software
Bored about fool robots? Do you want to give your robot a spark of intelligence? Read more
Detects boundaries and avoids obstacles with computer vision only
This robot can navigate a room with OpenCV running on an Nvidia Jetson TK1 board and a single Logitech C920 USB camera.  This is a true vision only solution, no … Read more
This is not a “start programming with python” tutorial, since I think if you know any other programming language, you should with the help of the www find your … Read more
Ok, I’m not 100% sure if anyone will be interested in this, however as far as I have seen, this site leans more towards software and electronics, than mechanical. … Read more
Swivels, lifts, and grabs.
Picked up a neat wooden robotic arm that uses three linked pairs of syringes as a hydraulic system. One pair swivels the base. Another lifts and lowers the arm. The … Read more
Test of a servo with the Hatalogico board in Raspberry Pi
So after some testing with the Adafruit driver for PWM, I could write a little example to move a servo with the Hatalogico. As you can see in the video, in this … Read more
Allows the gamer to immerse herself in the many exciting gaming experiences it has to offer
This is a write-up on my Arduino based hand-held gaming device. I realize it’s a somewhat poshy statement but hey, it is Arduino based, it’s hand-held (Ok, … Read more
Now with cool video of a real life military prototype! This is an easy to make 6 wheel drive robot platform designed for rough terrain. The chassis is made from 3 … Read more
Finally I got my first test with Hatalógico and it looks promising: just out of the box PWM working. That means servos working right in the same platform as a … Read more

Note: You can follow some projects some of the time, but you cannot follow all the projects all the time.




Recently collected


The insect bot is simple to make, and uses a vibration motor as its head, which is powered by a capacitor as its abdomen, which I salvaged from an old toy plane, … Read more
My first attempt at a dancing Chinese lion was rushed and failed miserably. I did however learn a few things from the failure and am attempting to make a fully … Read more
Arduino MINI V3, Bluetooth, Infra LED, Key & Joypad controled robot.
Triple Axis Magnetometer - HMC5883 Using Arduino Nano V3 plate infrared LEDs built a data transmission device, which is controlled using a PC terminal programs … Read more
Learns through pattern recognition, drives very manoeuvrably, calculates best action from success of previous actions.
If you are familiar with the combined work of the late Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter, then you will understand why I have called this robot Lobsang. If not, I … Read more
Get a mBot from makeblock for a review
Update 29 July 2015: the call for reviewers is closed. Thank you all for your propositions to review the mBot kit. Makeblock is reviewing now your comments and will … Read more
ATMEGA16, LDR, Following line control robot
The robot is controlled in this way we also, when we want to move along a specified line. Whether it followed, or as shown in lines (black szigetelőszallag taped) … Read more
     Movies can be a great source of inspiration for our projects.      As a post-apocalyptic movies fan, I've waited anxiously for Mad Max: Fury Road. The … Read more
This is a simple demo showing how a simulator using Processing can look like with only a few lines of code: I used something similar for my quadruped robot and was … Read more