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Tool for programing in socket PICAXEs
Some time ago I had an idea of making a PICAXE programming ’clip’ and inspired by the work of TofuRobot http://letsmakerobots.com/node/18926 I built one today. … Read more
This is my first blog entry. My first experience with robotics was helping build a Heathkit Hero 1 back in 1982. Now, I am ready for my second experience! Read more
Blindman`s stick navigate vie ultrasound
Using a
Hi guys, One day I went to work and had an idea. I wanted to get rich. My Idea was that: I´m building a blindmas stick. I wanted patented this idea, but I was too … Read more
Runs fast, measures burnout velocity
The rocket car was build from three RTF model rockets, a cardboard roll, 3 mm stainless steel wire, four 56 mm dia. TAMIYA racing wheels, plastic tubes, a lot of … Read more
Make servo/whatever controller out of Picaxe 28x1 and control it from Arduino over I2C
While working on my first Arduino project I found out that servo library is not compatible with software serial library which is very bad for my project. So, I … Read more
Autonomus bot, navigates around using IR detector. It scouts, it looks, it finds!
Using a
  This is really Scout_bot version 2.0. I added the pan tilt head (Robotshop.ca) later. Anyways it adds some personality. He is built on  an old telephone base … Read more
RTTTL, Arduino, Sound, Sounds, Music, Seeeduino
I was wondering why, despite the notice on the front page,  there weren't very many robots with sound. Then it hit me: people don't know how to make sounds with … Read more
Navigates around via IR, produces oxyhydrogen, shoots off mosquitos :)
Using a
Update 2010.06.10: New video to celebrate the 3rd 2nd place at the GoRobotics competition   Ni hao robot builders,   If you ever see this baby in a store... Read more
This is my first robot. He moves with 12 servo motors. currently it has no sensors, but i intend to put them on him. He can carry a small amount of cargo in his … Read more
this is my batle robot, i made it from old car parts. Read more
Navigate around via IR, light off sparklers, fire crackers or do simple chemical experiments
Using a
Update 2010.06.11: New video for those who have birthday today   Ni hao robot builders,  Read more
makes your messy wires more appealing to the eye.
Hi, if you build robot, you most likely have a loads of messy wires going everywhere, well, so do I. So as a result of me being bored, i decided to start putting a … Read more
Navigate by ultrasonic sensors, track targets with moving turret via non-contact temp sensor, "shoot" with LEDs in the guns
Using a
A remote-controlled Baneblade for a HSC Software Design and development project, already done by BobPanda, thanks for the inspiration, but now with a little more … Read more
Drives around randomly, dices if he hits an obstacle, emits strange sounds
Using a
Forget to spin the bottle or throw common dice at your next party --- Mr. Random is in the house. Driven by two hacked (continuous rotation) servos, Mr. Random … Read more

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A track to provide locomotion.
  OK, I've been asked a few times about the tracks I made from bicycle chain. It's probably easier if I just make a tutorial and then I can direct anyone … Read more
Moves! Talks in Minionese! Makes you laugh!
Are  you a fan of the Despicable Me movies? Eagerly awaiting the release of the Minions prequel movie this summer? Time to build your own Minion. You know you want … Read more
Over the past 3 years I've been working on my Wall-E project with a lot of set backs because of design flaws, choosing the wrong materials, learning as i go and so … Read more
This is a simple Arduino-based object-avoiding robot. It uses two inexpensive ultrasonic distance sensors, an Arduino Uno, four continuous rotation servos to drive, … Read more
Hello fellow geeks and geekets! This is my first LMR! I'm danphobic and I have been making legz, innit. Bought a Velleman K8200 3D printer from maplins after … Read more
Make shapes with a laser...
Morning project - laser beams ! I had the following on my desk: Raspberry Pi 22x cheap micro servos from ebay3d printed pan tilt bracket:  … Read more
Displays a message in the air when waved
Here's my take on the "air writer" POV display. I decided to go minimal, so all you need is: 1x ATTiny85 processor chipCoin cell battery5x leds1x resistorI wanted … Read more