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Curl is a small mobile robot designed to implement simple autonomous obstacle avoidance behaviors and to be easily expandable. It is cylindrical, 5 inches diameter, … Read more
i've made a arduino serial and a AVR downloader for make robots.  Read more
This is my first robot, I used: Microcontroller Microchip 18F2221 C language programming, free C18 compiler. Servos HS311 Xbee radio I designed the PCBs using eagle … Read more
Avoids obstacles, follows the line
Using a
This robot is a line follower for ISTROBOT competition (www.robotika.sk/contest).   It's brain is ATmega16 AVR connectable to the PC via Bluetooth - this allows to … Read more
This project is a collection of experiences related to seeing and percieving the world from the point of view of robotic creatures. Robots will send sensor data … Read more
I am modifying this publix truck to make it a lille more fun for my son, and so I can learn a little in the process. I got the LED's in for the turn signals and … Read more
Announces the time using your voice
Popcorn is a tribute to the time-of-day announcement service.  Here's a demo; Read more
You may think this is a strange tip, but I am very serious; Someone should have tipped me: Get an oscilloscope!
I am sorry if this seams like a strange tip. But the point with the tips are to let other know what you have ecperienced / learned / would have wished someone would … Read more
This is a controller i built a while back. I wasnt going to post it till i had a use for it but that might be a while. It uses a RBBB arduino, Radio shack project … Read more
This project is my very first robot project. It has a cybot foot base with 2 DC-motors and 1 wheel in front. I use an Arduino processor as his "brain". For now my … Read more
 this is my first robot using arduino , it uses a l239d motor driver and is basicaly my atempt at making a start here robot . Parts list : 1) arduino starter pack … Read more
Launches anything you can put in it
This is something I made because I wanted to be able to fire something from a robot. On the inside of the end cap there are two insulated wire holders that are used … Read more
Measures your pulse/heart rate
The circuit shows a sensitive finger-type pulse detector. The concept of the circuit is simple. With the alteration of the blood volume in the finger the … Read more
Emits bright light and loud noises =D
Around the end of February every year there's a 'Chinese Lantern Festival' that happens in my city. Lots of junk to buy, cool lanterns, interesting food, and most … Read more

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Depression

Not many people understand chronic depression. I doubt anything I write here will solve anything, but I think it's important that people recognize the signs of depression and learn to recognize them in themselves and their loved ones.

Most people make the mistake of confusing depression with depression. See, I've just done it myself. One problem for English speakers is that the word for depression (as in a chronic life-threatening mental illness, most often inherited) with depression (as in being sad for a few weeks due to a known cause).

Sugru, New bot building material.

I found this on YouTube and thought it was a pretty neat way to make some strong, flexible, temperature resistant robot parts. All the info is in the video, but basically it is like polymorph, only silicon based. Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_756411&feature=iv&src_vid=azhI2yFsJVU&v=QCifobRF9Ac

Questions about Wild Thumper 6WD with Wild Thumper Robot Controller

This is my first post and my first attempt at starting a robot and programming said robot. I have some questions regarding my Wild Thumper 6WD with Wild Thumper Robot Controller.

I had bought a RC Car from walmart for about $15 to use with the Arduino Motorshield a while back (see here). Fortunately, I had taken some pictures before I … Read more
The robot navigates around avoiding obstacles by ultrasound and choosing the best way to follow.
Using a
The robot navigates around avoiding obstacles by ultrasound and choosing the best way to follow. The programming code is attached here as a .txt file. Download it … Read more
So most of us tend to use the arduino IDE for our projects much to bdk6's displeasure. Recently I've been playing with both the AVR and MSP430 bare metal rather … Read more
Classifies the color of a new object
The k-NN (k-nearest neighbors) algorithm is among the simplest of all machine learning algorithms. We will use this algorithm to classify the color of a new object. … Read more
Obstacle avoidance using ultrasound sensor
Updated post with new parts, ideas, pictures, and questions Hello robotics community! This is my first post I have made here. Im fairy new to robotics and am … Read more