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roves on the moon
An old video of moon rover I submitted to the Google 30 Million Dollar Lunar Lander competition and never heard back from them. It is somewhat amateurish and … Read more
A rover with 4 directional wheels.
Andromina robot v.1.2 is a 4WD robotic platform with four directional wheels. The four wheels can independently turn. The robot can maneuver multiple ways. The … Read more
I am new to Arduino and robotics and this is my first real attempt to build a robot from scratch. It is Running a Arduino mega 2560 with a DFRobot L298P motor … Read more
UPDATE 3rd of March 2015 Well, it happened. PopPet went onto Kickstarter, it was funded, now it's a product. What a journey! I thought that I better update the … Read more
EyBot v0.1 Buildin parts are: Raspberry Pi, arduino. L298 H-Bridge, mini amplifier for speaker.DC-DC (12V to 5V). at this moment, controlled over WLAN, or over … Read more
I finally finished this OpenCV robo arm. It follows my neon green paper. I use the Romeo All in One microcontroller with the Arduino IDE. This microcontroller … Read more
The new version of my transforming wheel robot is way easier to assemble, and all the files are up on thingiverse so you can build your own.  Read more
Control method: remote CPU: Arduino Mega, Raspberry PI Programming language: Arduino C, C++, Java, Python
After reading about Duanes Rover5, I decided to try to build my own. It is still not finished so I will update this page on a regular base. The following diagram … Read more
Update nr3 (Feb25,2015) video added of one of the first attempts to drive a straight line of 150 cm,, with on-route calibration. Update nr 2 (Feb 24, 2015) Read more
Drives around controlled by a remote.
I have a rover 5 chassis (4 motors, 4 encoders). My goal to use this chasis to create a robot that drives around and is controlled by a remote.  I am new to … Read more
You must only make it out of scraps and the point of  this is to get pepole to make robots out  of wierd and scrap stuff. the main point of this challnge is to … Read more
Introduction This tutorial will explain the basics of hobby robot design and covers many subjects. I have includes numerous links to explain various subjects in … Read more
    My Pi looked a little naked so I made it case, its intended to be snap fit " no screws needed", prints in four parts top, bottom, front and pin cover. Read more
Builds a probabilistic occupancy map from sonar sensors
Hi everyone,  this is my first robot project not only on LMR but at all. In November I decided to build the apparently classic Dagu Rover 5 with the awesome … Read more

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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
Test of a servo with the Hatalogico board in Raspberry Pi
So after some testing with the Adafruit driver for PWM, I could write a little example to move a servo with the Hatalogico. As you can see in the video, in this … Read more
The making of K-9  2.0 video slideshow. K-9 getting to know his new home video. K-9 controlled via a VCN iPhone app video demo. A bit of fun with K-9 at Xmas 2014 … Read more