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Prompted by Bajdi's and Mikronaut's hexapod builds, I decided to purchase one of the many inexpensive hexapod kits. Apparently I was one of the fortunate ones and … Read more
Checking hardware details and a first robot mod: ultrasonic obstacle avoidance 4 wheel car
After my first review and robot done by the start guide, I tried something a bit more complex: an autonomous robot, which can find its way out from a room. There … Read more
Explore the history, anatomy and intelligence of robots with this free online course. Test drive robots using exciting simulations
Hi folks! Today has started a new robotics course, this time from University of Reading. Even it's an introductory course, it promise to deliver good foundations … Read more
This Is Clamps, one of my new projects. Clamps is made of mostly Actobotics parts. Read more
Navigates around the attic via RC controller, transmitting video back to the controller.
I've had bats in my attic, or at least in the gable vents of my attic. I needed to inspect the situation, but I REALLY REALLY didn't want to physically go walking … Read more
Driving towards a light source
Hello LMR, I just want you to show one of my current projects. It's a simple light-seeking robot that compares the input voltages oft two Pin's wich are connected … Read more
For a long time I have had this urge to build a 3D printer. Not because I want or need a 3D printer, but simply because of the build it self. As always, cheapness … Read more
This WiFi RC smart car is designed and developed based on ESP-12E from ESP8266, which can be controlled by mobile, PC, and wechat (now just in China). All of … Read more
Wakes a monitor from power down when somebody enter the room
Hacked a cheap PIR sensor into a nasty old mouse to wake up a wall mounted monitor when somebody enters the room. Schematic is super simple, right side shows part … Read more
Make shapes with a laser...
Morning project - laser beams ! I had the following on my desk: Raspberry Pi 22x cheap micro servos from ebay3d printed pan tilt bracket:  … Read more
Provides Rover 5 chassis with motor drivers, power supply and IR sensors
Introduction: The Explorer PCB was designed specifically for the 2 motor / 2 encoder version of the Rover 5 chassis. The Explorer provides all the basic features … Read more
A great robot kit. Reconfigurable and full of features to start on robotics
This is a review on a very well designed robot kit: rero robot kit, ready for children and teenagers (or older) to learn robotics alone, with their teachers or … Read more
Drive around and shoot BB's
07.06 - RC Radio and Mecanum drive success So it has been a while since my last update. Haven't had much time for robots but now I finally had some time and got to … Read more
Walk around and talk with his 5-bit mouth
Ahh... where to begin... First off I have to say thanks to Deshipu for making μBoB. Your tiny rendition of BoB inspired me to build this project. Thank you. Also … Read more

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Hello All, it's been awhile since i've posted and with good reason. I have been busy with the launch of the XLR-ONE V2 robot and it has been a success. The robot … Read more
Hexapod navigating using CV and lasers
UPDATE Aug 3, 2015: I finally uploaded a video showing some basic laser navigation test. Objects lower than the laser and mirrors obviously can't be recognized. … Read more
The insect bot is simple to make, and uses a vibration motor as its head, which is powered by a capacitor as its abdomen, which I salvaged from an old toy plane, … Read more
My first attempt at a dancing Chinese lion was rushed and failed miserably. I did however learn a few things from the failure and am attempting to make a fully … Read more
Arduino MINI V3, Bluetooth, Infra LED, Key & Joypad controled robot.
Triple Axis Magnetometer - HMC5883 Using Arduino Nano V3 plate infrared LEDs built a data transmission device, which is controlled using a PC terminal programs … Read more
Learns through pattern recognition, drives very manoeuvrably, calculates best action from success of previous actions.
If you are familiar with the combined work of the late Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter, then you will understand why I have called this robot Lobsang. If not, I … Read more
Get a mBot from makeblock for a review
Update 3 August 2015: makeblock has decided the five lucky members who will review the robots. Here is the list:   Dickel craighissett Read more
ATMEGA16, LDR, Following line control robot
The robot is controlled in this way we also, when we want to move along a specified line. Whether it followed, or as shown in lines (black szigetelőszallag taped) … Read more