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Navigate around via ultrasound, aka he avoids obstacles.
Using a
My first robot with very little to show. He's built on the top of a container and uses code I got off the internet. I want to learn more about programming and … Read more
run around, avoid obstacles after bashing into them
Using a
This is Mr Shark Fin Soup. Hes a Frits Basic Robot but with a deadly twist. I used the Morphibians Land Shark RC car as the base for this bot. These are great … Read more
A cheap LED matrix driver run by an Arduino
I’ve set out designing what I’d like to call Arduquee, a Arduino powered Marquee. The idea is this, low cost LED matrix driver boards that are easy to work … Read more
  I give you the Nano Sumo bot, a collaborative project between myself and Gary. View Gary's post on Mechanics here I think this bot "is" many things. Smallest … Read more
My first ever robot, built from parts freely available from most Electronics shops. Built around an Arduino Mega 1280, two 100:1 3V geared motors from MFA, two 3 AA … Read more
Drives until obstacle detected, plus colour object tracking
Using a
I've spend too many years thinking about building my own robot and feel like I've found a group of like-minded folk with this site. :-)  I'd like to share my … Read more
A free building material that's easy to work with and sturdy
A little video tip on using wire hangers as a construction material.  Just remember; Don't cut hangers with your dikesRemove the coating before soldering.  Even … Read more
Fades and flashes and keeps away the closet monster
Insired by Geir Andersen's RGB Nightlight, I thought I'd build one for my daughter. She's just started having nightmares (she's 3 years old) and wants the lights … Read more
Control a Servo with a Ping Sensor in about 5 minutes
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When I did the Web Clicker, I picked up a copy of ViewPort for debugging and it was a lifesaver.  ViewPort was designed by Hanno Sander.  He also developed an … Read more
Follows a line and avoid obstacles, Make sound with a piezo speaker
Using a
This is my entry for the DAGU "Beginners Robot Chassis Challenge". It is prelimary named Pacman, but the name maybe change in the future. Pacman was my first idea, … Read more
Navigate around via ultrasound, avoid some obstacles, play Monty Python tunes
Using a
Meet Head, the big headed robot. Head's life is really simple being just joy and play. Well, for now at least. That may change in (near) future if I manage to get … Read more
  Всем привет ! Недавно создал статью на сайте http://rassionrobots.ucoz.ru/news/svetofil_na_batarejke/2010-07-02-176 о … Read more
UPDATE - 8. sept. 2010 - first h-bridge and controller board done.--- This is part of my biggest robot project ... It has enough degrees of freedom (5+gripper), … Read more
Price: $19.95 USD
FEZ Panda on sale $19.95 Hi Having had the pleasure of working with the FEZ Domino for a couple of weeks and absolutely loving the board, I would like to tip you … Read more
Allows you to send IR / remote codes in "background"
Hello guys. After hours spent on the internet trying to understand how stuff works i came up with this piece of code. It simply sends out SONY remote codes, but the … 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