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Walks forward and backward, turns in place, avoids obstacles.
Using a
This is a simple three-servo hexapod robot using the Pololu Micro Maestro as a controller.  The Micro Maestro allows allows me to sequence gaits and integrate … Read more
Keeps the baby sidetracked
What better way to celebrate the birth of a new family member. I jumped at the chance to make a solarised baby mobile to pacify our new arrival. So here is … Read more
Grab object while tracking them using live video.
Using a
UPDATED!!!!! RoboBOB is designed to track objects using it's vision and when signeled, grab it with it's closest hand.  The initial vision portion has been … Read more
The PICaxe USB cable is just a USB-Serial Converter.  Like a lot of USB-Serial converters, it's based on the FTDI 232 chip.  This means you can use most FTDI … Read more
Make your robot to 2 (or 3, or 4, or 5, or 6, or 7) things at the same time
This is part 0 of a multi-part series.  The other parts are here. Read more
A basic - intermediate walkthrough on programming in Spin
This is part 1 of a multi-part series.  The other parts are here. The Parallax Propeller can be programmed C, Spin, or Assembly; I think most people use Spin.  I … Read more
This is part 2 of a multi-part series.  The other parts are here. Spin is an 'object-oriented lite' programming language.  I like it because it eschews some of … Read more
How to use the Prop to do multiple things at the same time
This is part 3 of a multi-part series.  The other parts are here. Let's imagine a hypothetical 'obstacle avoidance' robot with a set of wheels and a ping … Read more
Peanut Tin of Terror is an autonomous beetleweight (3 lb) combat robot.  He competed in this year's Robogames 2010.  You can read about his development at … Read more
Sometimes you want to make not just one tip, but a complete series. Or colaborate across the site. This is how to do it best.
Sometimes you want to make not just one Tip/Walkthrough, but a series of postings that belong to each other. Or you want to cooperate with others on a subject / … Read more
his head is an LED and turns on only when there is no light !
Not only does he look human , he is also a functioning circuit ! his head is an LED and turns on only when there is no light ! he has got a mind of his Own ! :) … Read more
an example of a driver for a brushless DC motor without microcontroller
This is a continuation of my blog on the same subject. Please continue your commenting here.     I am the proud owner of a stack of scavenged hard drives. I hoped … Read more
This is part III of a series I call “How to build your first robot”.     This part is not so much instructions of how to build & program, that was in Part … Read more
This is Part II of How to build your first robot - tutorial. you can just take the cool navigation-code in here and have fun with it, or you can follow the whole … Read more

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Autonomy, vision, sonar, PID control
This bot, has been a kinda "I'm bored" project. It has taken several iterations over the last few years. Mostly made from scraps and donated material, there is … Read more
An easy to build, Arduino powered, walking robot, with manual IR remote control, with automatic mode that uses ultrasound to avoid obsticles
The parts list Some tie-wraps (for the cabling) Foam tape An Arduino - I used a VISduino An Arduino sensor shield Battery box + batteries - I used 4xAAA in the … Read more
my first freeform micro core.it is a beam bot.i refer chu's body design.     i am going to add mcu based ir senser,maybe rc system futher. the video show some … Read more
Based on Raspberry Pi Model A+, moving autonomously, obstacle avoiding, line following, maze solving, Braitenberg vehicle
UPDATE: Bugfix PHP script Short description: PiBot-A is a small, autonomous robot based on Raspberry Pi Model A+. Varying sensors can be mounted on its front to … Read more
Navigate around via ultrasound
Using a
So I have had this little guy for quite some time now and have reached the point where I need to pull his guts out and use them in another project. However before … Read more
Open-source 16 PWMs, 8 ADCs and dual-voltage communications to sit on your Raspberry Pi to drive your robot, 3D printer etc
UPDATE 1/May/2015 I fell all you saw also the big interest this hat (shield) has for our robotic projects, so...  Thanks all for your interest on reviewing and … Read more
Navigates around via stereo cams, picks up and carries objects
The robot is controlled from a laptop running Windows (don't kill me, please, Windows + Visual C++ is in my view still the easiest, most flexible environment to … Read more

Tha $0.99 shipped list

This is a list of cheap, $0.99 shipped parts when you find something share it! If its just a screaming good deal under $5.00 please post as well, the idea is build your inventory $5.00 a week or a pop at least.

Mogul: lcd driver

http://tinyurl.com/nq4so7m

jinx 4 aa battery holder

http://tinyurl.com/kb4eabw

oss BC547 transistors

http://tinyurl.com/nre2woc

jinx 100K resistors, shipping is $2.00 varies for basket

http://tinyurl.com/kpfqj2r