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     For a long time I wanted to build a quadruped robot. And... you guys may have seen in some of my videos that I have many dogs at my home (precisely … Read more
Hi All, I'm a newbie to the site but thought I'd Upload a CAD image of the quadruped I've just finished. Thoughts?   Ok some initial construction images - the … Read more

Control DC motors with a Grove H-Bridge and DynamixShield

I just uploaded a new video tutorial on how to use the Grove dual H-Bridge module with the DynamixShield and an Arduino Due to control DC motors. 

Grove H-Bridge with DynamixShield

Wi Fi Remote controlled lawn mower, HD IP camera w/audio, Joystick controlled, independent drive wheels, w/brakes, 127 speeds,  2 # 12 volt deep cycle … Read more
Well this seems to be an opportunity to good to be missed! A friend of mine was throwing out (THROWING OUT!!) the aforementioned CNC router. Well he wasnt, his … Read more
Serves Salt when you need it. Hangs over the table, waits for sound (voice command, soon) and hands me the salt cellar
Back to the Origins  Has been a long time since my last robot project. Read more

[PIWARS] Overview

Well, here we are, very close to the competition itself! What I want to know is where did all those months go?? It seems like only yesterday that I got that email saying I had been selected to compete! But on the other hand after all this hard work over such a long period Lobsang is getting quite sophisticated, though I don't know if it is enough to win any prizes at Pi Wars.

Walk around and stalk cats?
Using a
                So for my final year project, I decided to do a Hexapod platform. Started out as an obsession and ended up as a money gobbling monster. (You … Read more
I have finally received my Buccaneer Pirate 3D printer and just started playing around with it. Got off a shaky start of broken filaments and poor adhesion of the … Read more
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

[PIWARS] GitHub repository set up, OLED scares, new mounts, line follower update

I've finally created a GitHub repository for my code that runs on Lobsang (it was pretty hard to get the local repository program working, but I managed in the end!). It is somewhat patchily commented, so I can't guarantee that it's all completely understandable, but it's there if anyone wants to take a look. The file which may be of interest for people to use themselves is Oled.py- it's customized to my robot, but can still be used without the hardware I have. It's for Pi to SH1106 OLED communication.

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
We developed an alternative method for making PCB vias through-hole using a robot. There are several commercial products for making DIY PCB vias. Some based on … Read more

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Navigate by Ultrasound, IR and compass. Self charging
Using a
  Current Hardware:Picaxe 40x22 x Pololu Motor ControllersTilt compensated CompassAPC220 Wireless Serial (1 Km Ran Read more
Robot rover controlled by a NRF24L01+ transceiver
Using a
I wanted a rover with longer range (WIFI is to short). On this robot the video and control signals is transferred by a NRF24L01+. The video is very low resolution … Read more
Amplifies the wearer's strength, provides haptic feedback and environmental information, aids in disaster relief missions remotely if necessary.
Two teenage inventors embark on an endeavor of immense proportions, and potentially world shaking effects...the construction of MaRRVE. With applications ranging … Read more
Looking to get started? Here's a list of sample projects of how to learn about how to make robots
New to LMR and looking to get the most out of it? Check out the "Get the most out of LMR" page. This Start Here section includes robots and projects which are … Read more
Checks local temperature from the Yahoo Weather API and Temboo converts to INT.
In this video we will use an Arduino Yun (or leonardo with a wifi shield) to connect with the Yahoo Weather API and return the value of the local temperature … Read more
This is OSIRIS a rover style robot that I will hopefully modify with autonomous gps control. Right now it is controlled with a 2.4 gigahertz aircraft radio and a … Read more

Open FURBY

Open FURBY is an open community-based project with the goal of providing low-cost social robot platform based on FURBY® toy from Hasbro®.

Cutting Acrylic sheet

I've been asked how to cut acrylic with a hot wire cutter - I made my own and there are a few plans for how to do this on instructables etc. This was my take on the idea which I find works OK for me... - see the file attached