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This is my first working robot as I have had a few other attempts but had problems with the arduino's motor shield (I kinda overheated a few components to the … Read more
Draws giant circles in the snow
After looking through some of the robots on this site, seeing the videos of Trata, and then looking out of my office window to see the dwindling remains of 4' of … Read more
Insert decimal numbers, dash, and star, to any of your projects
Hi, got this keypad from my local sparkfun distribuitor, but wasn't sure how to wire it up, the pins aren't in order, like on most other tutorials/examples, so … Read more
Wavecrafter chirps and beeps at you to let you know about things and stuff.
So, a little while back I made a posting about adding a low-cost ADC module to micros for various reasons. At the same time as I was testing this concept out, I … Read more
pull things with intelligent traction control
Using a
What will it do? - Try to pull a heavy object for a given time or distance - RC with driving aid (Hybrid) Read more
Simulates firefly synchronization
First off all, apologies for the lack of video. Read more
I had some RGB LEDs lying around and decided to make a night light for my kids. Read more
For now : go straight and go left for a while, its eyes are missing !
Using a
Hi everybody Read more
If you are running out of input/output pins of your Picaxe here's something that might help you: Picaxe's configurable input/output pins can be used in three … Read more
optimsing the 08 by sheer brute force
Using a
Update - took a few photos to magically transform this blog from a mere "schematic" to a fully fledged, utterly incomplete "robot".  Like a few others here, I'm … Read more
There are three commands in Picaxe Basic that you can use for making sounds/music on the Picaxe. I posted my code as a file attachment, and there are some examples … Read more
Generating video to display basic text and information
I thought I'd show how video is generated with the Propeller as an example of multi-tasking and because video is cool.  Read more
This i a robot i am working on as a part of a school project. this is the first functioning prototype, it is made useing laser cut 3mm acrylic sheet in an assembly … Read more
Hello All,  This is my first, hopefully of many, robots I am posting at this site.  I am part of the University of Saskatchwan IEEE Robotics club and have been … Read more
nothing yet
Using a
So, I am copying Frits!'s little robot. http://letsmakerobots.com/node/87 I am using two smaller bumper switches, and no back switch. Although the robot is not … Read more

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Well this seems to be an opportunity to good to be missed! A friend of mine was throwing out (THROWING OUT!!) the aforementioned CNC router. Well he wasnt, his … Read more
This tutorial is still under contruction so please check weekly for updates. I have taken it out of "Draft Mode" because it has a lot of useful information for … Read more
Adds a New Tool to Your Programming Kit
State machines are a nice way to write many programs, especially those for embedded and robotic applications. But for someone new to programming, they often seem … Read more
The Scamper chassis can move in any direction and each motor has a high resolution encoder so it should make an ideal painting robot. Think mobile dotmatrix … Read more
Multiple functions - aims to be an easy to edit robot with lots of accessable variables and functions within the software, these can be implemented in a meaningful in the main loop to make the robot function as desired.
You can see a side view here and a view of the casters here  I worked really hard on that acronym title. Chassis Read more
Arlo is a robot you can build and program. He has far more sensors than almost any other robot. For example, he has 8 sensors in his hands, 6 real and 10 virtual … Read more

Mini Driver Mk II - S4A compatible

For some time now I've been wanting to release a new version of the Mini Driver with the ATmega328P. Then the Boss asked me if our controllers were S4A compatible (Scratch 4 Arduino). Now we do!

Video of Doodle Bot using this board can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j95dTWg2-d0
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This is a robot based on the concept of embodiment and emergence, a concept seemingly proposed by Rolf Pfeifer. It is also based on a presentation I gave in 2011 on … Read more