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Allows you to control your robot by tilting your RC transmitter
So here is a nice way to control your next robot by simply tilting your transmitter, that's right no more wiggling the sticks ! Who's idea was to make the sticks so … Read more
Programs your PICAXEs easily
  I designed this board by myself and I plan to sell it. It can fit the PICAXE 08M - 14M -18x- 20x2 - 28x2.   It has switch to turn the power on and keep the … Read more
  A friend of mine and I are working on a project called "TinyG".  This project is a motion control system for stepper motors  (up to 254) at a time.  However … Read more
I am going to tell you how to use the same cable you use to program your Arduino with to program a Picaxe. I am sure this could also be used the other way around … Read more
AXE121 is an cheap and easy to use Line Follower Kit that can be easily connected to the Picaxe 28 pin Project board. You can buy it on the PICAXE on-line … Read more
Navigate Around Via Sharp
Using a
This is my first bot. It is built from the LMR Starter Bundle. I hope to use this as a platform for a more complex bot that will be both autonomous and RF … Read more
This Delta Robot is made from ply wood and aluminium. Cheap servo motors for the positioning. Atmel Attiny2313 for controlling the servos over RS232 with MATLAB. … Read more
This project is pretty simple. It is a atmega 168 with the arduino bootloader running a lottery code i wrote. The lottery code has 6 user chosen lottery numbers … Read more
So this is what me and my friends are up to. We liked to make our airsoft games really intense. This is one of the 3 project we are making in order to enhance are … Read more
Navigate around via ultrasound, makes funny moves and sounds when the obstacle is too close
Using a
UPDATE you can see the stupid moves i was talking about. In the first clip but the quality is not good(taken from my phone). Second video shows it navigating around … Read more
This is a well-made soldering station for the professional or serious hobbyist. Both the tip and heating element are replacable. Price includes free shipping in … Read more
Inter/Intranet controlled robot able to send video/voice/email and play with my kid from the office
Using a
Hi all,  I'm from The Netherlands and have a nice little girl that wants me to build a robot. Well, easier said then done so far. Since I'm an IT consultant I … Read more
  Hi, this is my robot "Rhinoceros." Why Rhino? Because he looks like an animal, such as massive.    Read more
Tool for programing in socket PICAXEs
Some time ago I had an idea of making a PICAXE programming ’clip’ and inspired by the work of TofuRobot http://letsmakerobots.com/node/18926 I built one today. … 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