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A simple explanation of IMU devices that does not require any advanced math.
 The full up-to-date text of article can be accessed here: http://starlino.com/imu_guide.html This guide is intended to everyone interested in inertial MEMS … Read more
Avoids objects, recognizes objects, and more. Breaks
Using a
Newest Update: Oh my, its been a long time. Well, I'm finally back to programming the little guy after many hours of trial and error. Unfortunantly, he had a bit … Read more
Uses current generated on coils in stepper to act as an encoder
Pretty simple circuit I found, you may have to play with the resistor values to get the output to logic level depending on your steppper.It uses two voltage … Read more
Runs around sees things and avoids them and perhaps makes some robot noises via a speaker
Using a
Hi everyone. I am Giovanni Izar. I am brand new to robotics and this will be my first attempt at making one. Read more
plays clean sweep a vex game
Using a
this is our front 2 vex geared motors(oposite)to list the arm     the game vex teams play this year is CLEAN SWEEP this is our claw 1 motor this can lift a 30 … Read more
Maps environment, Speaks, Learns, Shoots
Using a
Sorry about the lack of pictures. Here is another one of my long term work-on-it-somtimes robots. For this robot, I decided I didn't want to screw around with a … Read more
it is able to reverse,trim 4 of the 6 outputs Read more
Takes PWM signals then feeds to an H-Bridge
Okey Dokey,  What I Have here is a relatively simple way to control 2 low to mid current motors with no fancy integrated circuits. This is just a nothing special … Read more
Navigate around via ultrasound
Using a
My friend and I are working on a project for school. We have to build a chair that, with one push on the button, falls appart and then reconstructs itself. (See the … Read more
This is my maze solving robot. It uses a Arduino RBBB from wulfden.org. It has 2 30:1 micro gear motors.  The robot has 5 reflectance sensors for sensing the line. … Read more
Detect the positon where maximum light exists, follows the light
Using a
Sun_searcher is a type of robot arm. That carries 2 solar panels each of 6 V and 100 mA. There are two geared dc motors as the actuators. I've used two LDRs to … Read more
It's a line following robot that stops when there is an obstacle in the way and it can also keep track of time for each run. Currently I really want to include a … Read more
Add a cheap ADC converter to your next microcontroller project using a few basic parts.
Ever find yourself in need of some extra ADC capabilities? Maybe you have a micro with no ADC built in, maybe you've used up all your ADC pins already, or maybe the … Read more
The scooter bot has both tele operated and autonomous modes. It's fast; top speed around 12 MPH. Current autonomous mode is limited to navigating a space using front and rear IR sensors and wheel encoders.
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This was a fun robot to build.  It's our 4th.  It's the most agile one we've built so far.  The 2 wheels mounted on the center access provides … Read more
Robotic Art Do It Yourself Open Source Project  The idea is to build a robot experimenting all possibilities of opensource frameworks and libraries with an … Read more

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This tutorial is still under contruction so please check weekly for updates. I have taken it out of "Draft Mode" because it has a lot of useful information for … Read more
Adds a New Tool to Your Programming Kit
State machines are a nice way to write many programs, especially those for embedded and robotic applications. But for someone new to programming, they often seem … Read more
The Scamper chassis can move in any direction and each motor has a high resolution encoder so it should make an ideal painting robot. Think mobile dotmatrix … Read more
Multiple functions - aims to be an easy to edit robot with lots of accessable variables and functions within the software, these can be implemented in a meaningful in the main loop to make the robot function as desired.
You can see a side view here and a view of the casters here  I worked really hard on that acronym title. Chassis Read more
Arlo is a robot you can build and program. He has far more sensors than almost any other robot. For example, he has 8 sensors in his hands, 6 real and 10 virtual … Read more

Mini Driver Mk II - S4A compatible

For some time now I've been wanting to release a new version of the Mini Driver with the ATmega328P. Then the Boss asked me if our controllers were S4A compatible (Scratch 4 Arduino). Now we do!

Video of Doodle Bot using this board can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j95dTWg2-d0
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This is a robot based on the concept of embodiment and emergence, a concept seemingly proposed by Rolf Pfeifer. It is also based on a presentation I gave in 2011 on … Read more
My first robot using Rover5 - roverbot! Objective: Night timeshift photography... Analyzing plants, photo capturing for 3D modeling.. WIP Components used: Read more