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Serves Salt when you need it. Hangs over the table, waits for sound (voice command, soon) and hands me the salt cellar
Back to the Origins  Has been a long time since my last robot project. Read more

[PIWARS] Overview

Well, here we are, very close to the competition itself! What I want to know is where did all those months go?? It seems like only yesterday that I got that email saying I had been selected to compete! But on the other hand after all this hard work over such a long period Lobsang is getting quite sophisticated, though I don't know if it is enough to win any prizes at Pi Wars.

Walk around and stalk cats?
Using a
                So for my final year project, I decided to do a Hexapod platform. Started out as an obsession and ended up as a money gobbling monster. (You … Read more
I have finally received my Buccaneer Pirate 3D printer and just started playing around with it. Got off a shaky start of broken filaments and poor adhesion of the … Read more
4 years after making my balancing bliepbot, i planned to make a Johnny-five-like robot. I still had some parts from bliepbot: nimh batteries, parallax motor-wheel … Read more

[PIWARS] GitHub repository set up, OLED scares, new mounts, line follower update

I've finally created a GitHub repository for my code that runs on Lobsang (it was pretty hard to get the local repository program working, but I managed in the end!). It is somewhat patchily commented, so I can't guarantee that it's all completely understandable, but it's there if anyone wants to take a look. The file which may be of interest for people to use themselves is Oled.py- it's customized to my robot, but can still be used without the hardware I have. It's for Pi to SH1106 OLED communication.

I'm working on improving the stride length of the original BoB logic (four servo walk). I decided to add two hip servos and I hope I can get away without adding … Read more
We developed an alternative method for making PCB vias through-hole using a robot. There are several commercial products for making DIY PCB vias. Some based on … Read more
This is my hexapod robot. I call it the MicroHexTT. I dont have much space so i wanted to build a bot around the same size as an msrubug. The bot in whole is a … Read more
Price: $5.3 USD
Polycon 60C is the equivalent to polymorph available in South Africa only. For all other areas I Recomend Polymorph from Dagu. R40.00 per 100 ml 5kg bags are … Read more
Navigates using IR and/or touch sensors and avoids obstacles.
Using a
I recently won a Parallax Boe-Bot robot kit at the Robotics Society of Southern California (RSSC) for coming in 1st place in the Line-Following competition. I had … Read more
      Last days I saw a review of the Official Arduino Robot and I remembered about a project I made some time ago with this robot. The project was dismantled … Read more

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Checks local temperature from the Yahoo Weather API and Temboo converts to INT.
In this video we will use an Arduino Yun (or leonardo with a wifi shield) to connect with the Yahoo Weather API and return the value of the local temperature … Read more
This is OSIRIS a rover style robot that I will hopefully modify with autonomous gps control. Right now it is controlled with a 2.4 gigahertz aircraft radio and a … Read more

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.