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i found inspiration for this robot from this instructables: http://www.instructables.com/id/simpleWalker-4-legged-2-servo-walking-robot/ The legs and the body of … Read more
Line follower using three line sensors with a Dagu Micro Magician on an Actobotics Runt Rover Sprout chassis. Uses 6v NiMNH battery pack
Next to obstacle avoiding robots, the most common beginner bot would be a line follower. I myself love line followers, and they are some of my favorite weekend … Read more
I just wanted to close the gap between the wheel and the chassis so I created the 20mm wide wheel using basile wheel generator. Read more
Moves! Talks in Minionese! Makes you laugh!
Are  you a fan of the Despicable Me movies? Eagerly awaiting the release of the Minions prequel movie this summer? Time to build your own Minion. You know you want … Read more
A track to provide locomotion.
  OK, I've been asked a few times about the tracks I made from bicycle chain. It's probably easier if I just make a tutorial and then I can direct anyone … Read more
Navigate forward and if detects an object it turns right.
So far I have a non autonomous 4 wheel robot. Using an Arduino Uno, a chasis and four small dc motors I've managed to make a robot that will perform some simple … Read more
This Is Clamps, one of my new projects. Clamps is made of mostly Actobotics parts. Read more
  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

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This is an arduino based line follower robot with obstacle avoidance system. https://www.youtube.com/embed/ijEDKRIHmSU Read more
In this “Fun with Python” part we don't need anything from part 1 or 2. But if you like this, then you should have a look at them. The World Wide Web is a … Read more
I'm calling this project done. It will do whatever you teach it, as long as you teach it in staight lines only. Much thanks to Pinaut for sharing his work. Read more

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