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A simple Wall-E robot I converted from a toy that had a tethered remote control. Doesn't do anything fancy but is cute. I wanted to do it as a challenge to see if I … Read more
Simple and yet fun to make arduino bot. Just follows the strongest light source. Using two LDRs, a modified pico and 1xAA and 2xAA battery packs, to give out 4,5 … Read more
This machine is controlled by a PicAxe Microcontroller. A servo (used for steering in R/C cars) is used to tilt the track for a ball to roll round. The degree of … Read more
Avoid object for now
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Description:  Here is my own little creation. Read more
The DFRobot Romeo All-in-one Microcontroller is based on the ATMega168 20AU chip and is designed as an extension of the basic Arduino board. The DFRobot Romeo … Read more
This is my attempt at making a robot arm from meccano (and meccano like knockoff toys) It probably would have been easier if it was all ordinary meccano, but I was … Read more
Rolls around, finds a hole, gets stuck, falls apart
Using a
Rah!! at last my "start here" bot is built. Being a rank amateur struggled a fair bit with coding for the SRF05 and eventually nicked some posted code. Have … Read more
I've been lurking here for a while, and have been tossing around ideas in my head-- hoping to come up with something (somewhat) original to share with this awesome … Read more
Looks like cardboard...now it moves like cardboard too!!!
Using a
So far all I have is this cardboard prototype. I chose to make it out of cardboard instead of making a CAD model cause I thought it would be FUN! :p     Read more
ThunderBird 6 -  Gold-Coin-Ring-BottleTop-Finder So my latest Bot project is off the ground...... or should i say able to find out whats under the ground...... … Read more
this was my first robot and it was a successful one i was first afraid to work on ac because many said that it may cause shock and it may be dangerous but i was … Read more
Introduces Arduino Programming to PICAXE users
There has been a lot of interest in stepping up to the Arduino by PICAXE users. Since the Arduino programming laguage is "C" like and not "BASIC", there are … Read more
WallB is my first attempt at creating a robot that can carry a load down a hallway; specifically a small tool box. I'm constantly carrying my briefcase in one arm … Read more
Explore an environment, create maps, take pictures, never get stuck.
Using a
Tesla will be a multifunctional robot that will have priority tasks. Unlike other robots that will just "do" things, this robot will have tasks only if certain … Read more

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In this “Fun with Python” part we don't need anything from part 1 or 2. But if you like this, then you should have a look at them. The World Wide Web is a … Read more
I'm calling this project done. It will do whatever you teach it, as long as you teach it in staight lines only. Much thanks to Pinaut for sharing his work. Read more

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