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A mechanism with a one-track mind.
This is something I built a while ago.  I won't call it a robot as it's very limited in its function - It only knows about FORWARD!  It was just an idea which I … Read more
navigate around on its own using infrared and digital logic
Using a
this is my new "robot" fully designed by me , its name on-board comes from the way it was designed , its quite literally all on the single printed circuit board ! … Read more
    Based off the ever popular "How to build your first robot" by Fritsl, this is the most up to date version of my first robot, named Robet (Robe-et) Read more
“The Crawler” is my first indoor robot with a range sensor. In hindsight I can see that I probably should have gone with motors and wheels, but I wanted to … Read more
I am basically in the middle of a long-term Walking Vehicle Project, dedicated to a passed science teacher. Read more
Allows to build basic robots with arduino very easily
I wanted a single sided motor shield which would allow me to control a few servos and 2 DC Motors. All this while allowing easy sensor interfacing. The shield had … Read more
Navigate around via ultrasound, detects light sources
Using a
This is my first attempt on building an 'arty' bot. I didn't know before I started, that this would be the most time instensive robot I 've ever build. But I've … Read more
underwater exploration for lakes and reefs
Using a
- Summary - More information within the weekend... Read more
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

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I have been working a lot lately in color detection and recognition. My RoboServant robot and also RoboTank both use a similar piece of software. RobotTank uses a … Read more
The Garden’s Camera based on Raspberry Pi (with motion detection)
Picammory Mark II The Garden’s Camera based on Raspberry Pi (with motion detection) Introduction Read more

Leo's LiteCar

It's really not easy for me to start,but I am here!
I'm so happy to find this great place,with so many funny friend and robot!
This is my first project from last years which called “LiteCar” , I wish to program my LC running without Delay(); Feeling with a Light Sensor and Fighting with a "Laser Gun".

Project plan:
1,moving action(WASD) by Computer Operator
2,recording its absolute position
3,feedback and maybe some PID? or Balance Filter?
4,Automode:moving by some prepared positions
5,add some other sensor or what else...

I have been developing this 5 axis CNC Controller on and off (mostly off) for the last 3 years. I wanted an "all in one" controller that did not depend on a PC to … Read more
TYPE Light Intensity Avoider / Follower, Line follower , Obstacle avoider , Motion sensor , Normal Driving
This is the multibot that is built  as an all purpose robot. The multibot is based on the arduino uno . 1. Arduino Uno 2 Light  intensity Sensor  3 Coloured Line … Read more

Have the tools but need help with calcs

Hi guys.

 

I am heavily into automation in both my daytime job and my hobbies. I have always built gear I need. I have lathes, welders etc with access to milling machines etc, folding machines and other stuff.

 

I am building an autonomous hybrid farm utility. No issues with that.

 

I can do the the motor/gennorator etc, rams etc and all that. However, I need a push in the correct direction to calculate the drive train part. I know my required wheel size, weight etc so how do I work out size of the drive motors etc

 

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Need consistent 90 degree turns. HMC5883L and Arduino Mega

I am currently working on a project for school. The idea was to create a robot that could perform pathfinding functions using A*. The path is found using a virtual grid of nodes programmed into the Arduino where "X"s are non-passable objects, "0" as the start, and "1" as the destination.

Not sure how to insert code on this forum. Someone could help me out with that as well...)

Example: 

Sits on the table, waiting for sunshine and once charged the cpas discharge and spin the motor for an annoying vibrating sound.
There is really not much to write about. I saw the nice freeform Annoy-o-tron 2000 and got infected. Grabbed one 555 timer as I saw a nice solar engine circuit … Read more