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RobotShop Acquires LetsMakeRobots.com

RobotShop.com announced the acquisition of Let’s Make Robots (LMR), a website that brings together the world’s largest community of robot makers and enthusiasts. Read Full Press Release here

Detects objects based upon reference images provided.
I am working on a new approach to room navigation for a robot and possibly the seeing impaired. After taking reference images and giving them names as you will see … Read more
Inmoov Robot Head - using a Parallax Propeller or Arduino via MyRobotLab Software
Introducing "James" or J° for short Update 20150621 :- replacing Servos with Nema17 steppers Part one :- Replacing Servos with Stepper Motors Large Servos can … Read more
Help to create great videos for your robots and stuff
Videos are great to show your projects but, how can we get as many views as possible? Usually preparing good videos takes loads of time and work. With this simple … Read more
First meeting of hackers and app developers to create new apps for citizens
Which is the space of citizens in our IT society? Can we empower standard people with technology? We think all this technology world belongs to IT corporations and … Read more
Morning LED project here.. We love mood lights around here, someone was building this (see original design on main project picture) So i put it all up … Read more
I've been interested in robotics for a while and have always found it difficult to program them. The mechanics of writing the code, setting up interfaces etc was … Read more
Navigate under remote control or automomously.
Prompted by Bajdi's and Mikronaut's hexapod builds, I decided to purchase one of the many inexpensive hexapod kits. Apparently I was one of the fortunate ones and … Read more
Checking hardware details and a first robot mod: ultrasonic obstacle avoidance 4 wheel car
After my first review and robot done by the start guide, I tried something a bit more complex: an autonomous robot, which can find its way out from a room. There … Read more
Explore the history, anatomy and intelligence of robots with this free online course. Test drive robots using exciting simulations
Hi folks! Today has started a new robotics course, this time from University of Reading. Even it's an introductory course, it promise to deliver good foundations … Read more
This Is Clamps, one of my new projects. Clamps is made of mostly Actobotics parts. Read more
Navigates around the attic via RC controller, transmitting video back to the controller.
I've had bats in my attic, or at least in the gable vents of my attic. I needed to inspect the situation, but I REALLY REALLY didn't want to physically go walking … Read more
Driving towards a light source
Hello LMR, I just want you to show one of my current projects. It's a simple light-seeking robot that compares the input voltages oft two Pin's wich are connected … Read more
For a long time I have had this urge to build a 3D printer. Not because I want or need a 3D printer, but simply because of the build it self. As always, cheapness … Read more
This WiFi RC smart car is designed and developed based on ESP-12E from ESP8266, which can be controlled by mobile, PC, and wechat (now just in China). All of … Read more
Wakes a monitor from power down when somebody enter the room
Hacked a cheap PIR sensor into a nasty old mouse to wake up a wall mounted monitor when somebody enters the room. Schematic is super simple, right side shows part … Read more

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Plea to the Overlords (RobotShop)

As we all know, Robotshop has acquired LMR.  But LMR is a community of people, not a branch of a corporation.  I hope it remains that way.  One thing that would make me a bit more comfortable is if the overlords from Robotshop became more like members of the community rather than corporate overlords.

Combines a laptop, Kinect, and Roomba to create and navigate maps of indoor spaces.
I started this project as a way to familiarize myself with Robot Operating System (ROS). I was reading articles which mentioned it frequently and decided to … Read more
Walking forwards, powered by Sphero 2.0
Haven't seen this until now, but hackaday wrote about my build: https://hackaday.com/2015/08/26/sphero-riding-strandbeest-is-a-robot-with-an-exoskeleton/   03.09 Read more
Controls various Arduino robot projects you may have
This guide will show you a way to make your own arduino friendly robot controller. you can control any arduino robot wirelessly with this controller.  Parts List: Read more
This is my first generation Tele-operation robot built during 2014. Now I have already had my second generation robot with pure Linux OS. But the first one is still … Read more
I just have to do things different.... Inspired by fhareide's work on the Sphero Strandbeest, I have started my version, of course, different.   For starters, I … Read more
Hello Friends, I am very happy to join in LMR. Hope to know you. This is my second generation Tele-operation robot built during 2015. This robot is based on the … Read more
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.   2015-08-30: Read more