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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
App controlled, android
Second robot! Here's my try to make a low cost, portable, educational, robot:) Dagu Mini driver+HC05 + other sensors. Read more
A very capable Robot, that can be remote controlled or rely on numerous sensors to be autonomous.
Using a
Autonomous Security Rover              by Arthur Gabanyi http://modern-robotics.com/ Read more
My first robot using Rover5 - roverbot! Objective: Night timeshift photography... Analyzing plants, photo capturing for 3D modeling.. WIP Components used: Read more
walks on two legs using four servos
this is the next evolutionary step from my trashbot version 1. i decided that i want to build more robots made from recycled mechanical parts instead of shaping … Read more
inspired by BOB by badji here at LMR, i wanted to build my own four servo biped walker after i kind of failed on the rather complicated 12 servo ROFI. i love BOB's … Read more
I was making something with toothed pulley belts when BDK6 mentioned them. I decided to see if I could use some toothed pulley belts to make a harmonic drive … Read more
Neon clock on the old Soviet neon lamps (IN-12) 1970s. Welcome to the USSR :))   Read more
gyroscope causes wheel to rotate in forward direction
This wheel is propelled only by forced gyroscopic precession. It is not an endorsement of silly reactionless drive aficionados that love the idea of messing with … Read more
Here a few more details of getting your Propeller or Arduino to control objects in Blender. First part is the hardest ..... Install PySerial  to enable Blender to … Read more
    Hello all!This is my robotic arm project. It is almost finished it just needs the controller and a bit of programming it finish it up. Read more
Currently, the robot moves in a circle. Motor test.
This is my first robotics project. I happened to have a used file cabinet that seemed like the perfect platform for housing electronics, essentailly begging to be … Read more
"Spidy" the spider robot. A bunch of people have built these. After my having seen them I had to make one too!  :-) Spidy is a Start Here type robot. Otherwise … Read more

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Well this seems to be an opportunity to good to be missed! A friend of mine was throwing out (THROWING OUT!!) the aforementioned CNC router. Well he wasnt, his … Read more
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