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Build a brassier fly trap

I'm working on a steampunk inspired brass animatronic venus fly trap. I will call her Venux. Venux's robot page is posted, but there is more info in this blog.

CTC I am in the Make it Tweet Contest

Just thought I would drop a link...

I finally got around to Instructable'ing my Glen the Stove/ Twitter project. As it is, I needed to do so to enter in the Make it Tweet Contest. I did and I am.

Here is the linky-link.

Everything the Start Here Robot does
Using a
Yup, this little guy happened by accident. I found myself with a sharpie and some thick copper sheet from a jobsite. A late night and some pneumatic shears and I … Read more
Since the first SWARS experience, I knew this could go A LOT further, but having Farrusco on a remote terrace where you could only have access by climbing an … Read more
Do whatever you want to add on.
For using this track with timing belt as same way as I did, the robot must be under 30 pounds (As light as possible). It will be very difficult to make turn because … Read more
  The Robot Builder’s Shield V3 for Arduino allows a robot builder to easily build a small robot that uses 2 small geared DC motors for driving, directly plug in … Read more
Hello, I have already had electric and gas rc cars, buggy, monster truck... And I wanted to build my self a tracked monster that could go quite fast, climb about … Read more
Price: $112 USD
This is an easy to use depth / pressure sensor. This model works up to 100PSi, so about 70meters depth. They do also have 1000PSI versions. The sensors just takes … Read more

avr-size is quite a useful tool...

I was pulling my hairs out over unexplainable crashes yesterday, occuring on a Motoruino board.

It occured after simply enabling some more debugging stuff and it started to act all weird: crashing randomly and corrupted serial data.

It really had me going nuts at some point -- even wondering if the chip was bad. All until I read some interesting stuff about the .bss and .data size having limits. A shame that the  Arduino IDE does not check for the allowed sizes for SRAM.

The following command can easily reveal my problem:

Nothing much to describe about this robot.Its a simple line follower robot which uses 2 ldrs Read more

3 new projects

I have started 3 new projects. I mainly wanted to use the laser cutter at school before the school year was over. So I made these things which I will be fully constructing in the upcoming weeks. I just threw stuff together for some photos.

My custom controller v2:


 A rover:


and Hexapod V2:

The µBotino allows a robot builder to easily build a small robot that uses 2 small geared DC motors for driving, directly plug in 6 analog sensors, 5 digital … Read more
The Robot Builder’s Shield V3 for Arduino allows a robot builder to easily build a small robot that uses 2 small geared DC motors for driving, directly plug in 6 … Read more
Makes serial communication between 2 Arduino microcontrollers easier
One of my friends online, Bill Porter, made a library that makes serial communication between 2 Arduino microcontrollers easier. When he first sent me the library … Read more

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                MDi #3 means Mech-Dickel interactive number 3. Well, it's not going to be something so interactive like Jarvis, but I hope I'll have much … Read more
I'm working on improving the stride length of the original BoB logic (four servo walk). I decided to add two hip servos and I hope I can get away without adding … Read more
I am currently developing an new robot - Neurono. The robot will be controlled by a custom build neural computer. The computer consists beside of some sensor/actor … Read more
Simply using a hand from an opensource robot called Inmoov and controlling it through the use of a glove and XBees. The full size robot of the hand can be found at InMoov.fr
4 years after making my balancing bliepbot, i planned to make a Johnny-five-like robot. I still had some parts from bliepbot: nimh batteries, parallax motor-wheel … Read more
Navigates via 3 IR Switches, Plays "hide and go seek", makes semi-intelligent course corrections, gives audio and visual feedback via buzzer and lcd display, remote controlable
Using a
I built this robot as an all-around robot to jump start my way into Arduino. I self taught myself everything about this robot from code to hardware and have taken … Read more