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Still alive, power problems

I'm not dead, I just had a little foul up with my Baby Orangutan and never got around to ordering a new one.

Update! This is Phoenix Revision 2. I got tired of the round base plate so I decided to rebuild the whole thing on a solderless perfboard. This is another temporary … Read more

1000USD for 10000 likes

A very easy rule: For every 10000 likes our partner Sugar Shot to Space receives on facebook, I will donate 1000USD for the eXSShot mission to space:http://www.googlelunarxprize.org/lunar/teams/selene/blog/1000usd-for-10000-likes

Back from hiatus

Hello all,

I have returned back from my robot building hiatus.  I've been saving up my money to buy these two things:

Now that I am sufficiently poor, it is back to robots :D.

I have two new ideas and a derivative I am working on.  Ta ta for now

Hi LMR, This is my latest walking robot under construction. It's an improvement over my Lollypod robot in that it uses three servos per leg rather than two. This … Read more

My Computer Found it's BellyButton

Yeah, it doesn't look like much... but I'm excited.  I've been meaning to do this a while, just didn't have the time.  I'll be doing a variety of tests to see how it preforms.  It has several "Match" algorithms to play with (CV_TM_CCOEFF_NORMED, CV_TM_SQDIFF, etc) - and I think there are several normalization routines.

This match algorithm seems fairly fast @ 120 ms - Haar Face Detection takes longer...

This is my first robot that I made with an Arduino. It's made of two pieces of plexiglas. The upper piece stands on 3 threaded rods. The motors are attached with … Read more
I was tinkering with some parts and I said to myself... "thats enough to build a very small bot" and Uno-Bot1 was born! The heart is the Uno (Arduino) and takes … Read more
Plastics bottles robot
Using a
It's to AT89c2051 as the core,it have a Pyroelectric sensor. It can auto-locking and have 2.4GHz full-color cameras to send images, shell & wheels is made of … Read more
Finaly got to start building my first bot. Theres no plan so far what it will do. Just spent about 2-3h tinkering on the base, with a lot improvisation. Power … Read more
Remote control or obstacle avoidance
Using a
The other day I was staring at my trash bin and there's an idea comes up in my mind. Since my wife is not home for while I think I should be able to do something … Read more

My First Bot missing a cable for the Sharp IR sensor

I found what I think is a matching cable on DFrobots under Arduino sensor parts as a Cable for Arduino Analog Sensors. It looks like the right cable. It is 3 pins with a JST type connector. It is the best fit I can find since Solarbotics no longer ships the IR Sharp Cable with the unit. DFrobots sells the same IR sensor with the cable and that cable matches the Arduino Analog Sensor Cable and the Sharp part number as “JST -3 Sharp” for the cable.

Processing Andriod Hello World CtC

It is official, I have Processing (or at least the code that comes outta the Processing) running on my HTC Evo magic phone.

As always, much love to all who assisted in the nightmare that was the software install.

Woo Hoo!

 

This robotic hand can be controlled by a sensor-glove or a graphic program.
Using a
In first, sorry for my english, Im a french teenage boy of 16 years and as many french, am not very good in english.   Read more

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UPDATE 03/02/16: The two lucky reviewers are Dickel and nhbill. Looking forward to seeing this product incorporated in your projects. We will contact you shortly to … Read more
Brings you Pokemon cards to life.
This video goes through the process of making an augmented reality app with Unity 3D and the Vuforia plugin. An image of your pokemon card gets loaded into an image … Read more

Biped Howto: Moving servos

+++ UPDATE (12-march-2014): Rename title as "Biped Howto".

Hi, I will try to explain, in a very simplistic manner, the way in which servo motors can be controlled.

Servo motors are controlled by a PWM signal, in which the active part of the signal (known as duty cycle) define the amount of degrees the servo will rotate.

explore the world via camera, Programmable, Through narrow places easily, battle with other robots
Using a
Since this Project was transferred from the project: Xpider--the smallest smart robot spider (Stop Updating)    I will describe the project infomation simplely. Read more
A winning robot of the Czech round of the RoboRAVE 2016 Junior competition – Ball transport with automatic loading
Using a
Béda 5 is a robot, with which our team HaHaHa Robotics ( Read more
This is my first robot attempt using Arduino uno it is almost finished and I have a code but there might be something wrong with the wiring if anyone has any … Read more
Talking,walking forward &left & right & backward,self navigating,playing,tail shaking, getting angry for caress ,eye acts.
  Firstly ,my special thanks for who chopstick juniours maker lumi and facial led matrix maker dickel. Robot chassis uniformity and cute image of chopsticks cause … Read more