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  Hello, As the rules to this site state, “Write the best English you can.” I have prepared this article as such and can only hold on to the desire it’s up … Read more
Based on Raspberry Pi Model A+, moving autonomously, obstacle avoiding, line following, maze solving, Braitenberg vehicle
UPDATE: Bugfix PHP script Short description: PiBot-A is a small, autonomous robot based on Raspberry Pi Model A+. Varying sensors can be mounted on its front to … Read more
Autonomy, vision, sonar, PID control
This bot, has been a kinda "I'm bored" project. It has taken several iterations over the last few years. Mostly made from scraps and donated material, there is … Read more
An easy to build, Arduino powered, walking robot, with manual IR remote control, with automatic mode that uses ultrasound to avoid obsticles
The parts list Some tie-wraps (for the cabling) Foam tape An Arduino - I used a VISduino An Arduino sensor shield Battery box + batteries - I used 4xAAA in the … Read more
Draws pictures on the floor
Introduction Makeblock is hosting a new Kickstarter project, the mDrawBot kit. I got the chance to test a pre production robot kit. Read more
Walks with a charming limp
I'm working on a simplified design of my quadruped. The new design should be easy to replicate (with a laser cutter or simple hand tools). Another aspect is that it … Read more
Navigates around via stereo cams, picks up and carries objects
The robot is controlled from a laptop running Windows (don't kill me, please, Windows + Visual C++ is in my view still the easiest, most flexible environment to … Read more
line following robot; running on 72MHz ARM Cortex M4, stm32f303 (pin compatibile with stm32f103); as controll loop pid is used for basic position control; for … Read more
So finally i decided to make my copy of a MeArm, with all these cheap servos lying around and a 3d printer at disposal:) The video shows an almost complete, yet … Read more
my first freeform micro core.it is a beam bot.i refer chu's body design.     i am going to add mcu based ir senser,maybe rc system futher. the video show some … Read more
this cheap and light weight robot has a very simple algorithm and runs on an ATmega 8 micro controller and only 4 pair of sensors !!! :) it's still in progress … Read more
Connects electronics to WiFi. Easy to program
UPDATE: 30/04/2015 Great news! We have confirmed the 3 WiPy with 3 expansion boards for our LMR revewers and manufacturer has their email addresses to start … Read more
Bumble around with an ESP8266 only driven bot
Well I had a chassis for it, and wanted to make my little ESP8266/NodMCU only bot real, so I am mounting it on a Actobotics Runt Rover Peewee chassis. Read more
Animabot is a hexapod robot created to interact with humans. Talking, playing, home surveillance, remote control, and much more !       Read more

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IR and ultrasound based positioning beacons

I have this idea for a positioning system based on IR+ultrasound beacons. It is very simple, and I'm surprised that I can't find anything like that already in use. I guess there are some problems that I can't see, so I wanted to ask you to point the flaws in my idea before I invest time and materials into chasing a pipe dream.

The goal is to get an accurate position of a robot inside a room that is decorated with some additional beacons. The positions of the beacons are known to the robot, so that it can position itself relative to them.

Raspberry Pi B+ SRF05 Servo Tower Pro 9G Module L298 UBEC use in helicopter Battery Pulse 3S 2250 mAh Read more

My two cents in memory of Lumi

Lumi meant a lot to me, and a whole lot more to this awesome community. Yesterday, I went rolling over past memories of Lumi - his time spent on LMR and other places around the world - and came up with a short tribute to this great person.

It's shocking, but life goes on. We all will miss you Lumi.

bowden modification of prusa mendel i2
    Modding the prusa mendel i2 for a bowden  system     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
The making of K-9  2.0 video slideshow. K-9 getting to know his new home video. K-9 controlled via a VCN iPhone app video demo. A bit of fun with K-9 at Xmas 2014 … Read more