Let's Make Robots!

Log in to get help, show off, share and inspire:

wrench_orange.png Your work in progress or a finished robot: Robot project
script_edit.png Write in your own blog: Blog entry
comments.png Discussions and questions: Forum topic
brick.png Show what you are making robots of: Component
lightbulb.png Help others with what you have learned: Tip or walk through
link.png Add a news item or cool link: Web link
Update! This is Phoenix Revision 2. I got tired of the round base plate so I decided to rebuild the whole thing on a solderless perfboard. This is another temporary … Read more

1000USD for 10000 likes

A very easy rule: For every 10000 likes our partner Sugar Shot to Space receives on facebook, I will donate 1000USD for the eXSShot mission to space:http://www.googlelunarxprize.org/lunar/teams/selene/blog/1000usd-for-10000-likes

Back from hiatus

Hello all,

I have returned back from my robot building hiatus.  I've been saving up my money to buy these two things:

Now that I am sufficiently poor, it is back to robots :D.

I have two new ideas and a derivative I am working on.  Ta ta for now

Hi LMR, This is my latest walking robot under construction. It's an improvement over my Lollypod robot in that it uses three servos per leg rather than two. This … Read more

My Computer Found it's BellyButton

Yeah, it doesn't look like much... but I'm excited.  I've been meaning to do this a while, just didn't have the time.  I'll be doing a variety of tests to see how it preforms.  It has several "Match" algorithms to play with (CV_TM_CCOEFF_NORMED, CV_TM_SQDIFF, etc) - and I think there are several normalization routines.

This match algorithm seems fairly fast @ 120 ms - Haar Face Detection takes longer...

This is my first robot that I made with an Arduino. It's made of two pieces of plexiglas. The upper piece stands on 3 threaded rods. The motors are attached with … Read more
I was tinkering with some parts and I said to myself... "thats enough to build a very small bot" and Uno-Bot1 was born! The heart is the Uno (Arduino) and takes … Read more
Plastics bottles robot
Using a
It's to AT89c2051 as the core,it have a Pyroelectric sensor. It can auto-locking and have 2.4GHz full-color cameras to send images, shell & wheels is made of … Read more
Finaly got to start building my first bot. Theres no plan so far what it will do. Just spent about 2-3h tinkering on the base, with a lot improvisation. Power … Read more
Remote control or obstacle avoidance
Using a
The other day I was staring at my trash bin and there's an idea comes up in my mind. Since my wife is not home for while I think I should be able to do something … Read more

My First Bot missing a cable for the Sharp IR sensor

I found what I think is a matching cable on DFrobots under Arduino sensor parts as a Cable for Arduino Analog Sensors. It looks like the right cable. It is 3 pins with a JST type connector. It is the best fit I can find since Solarbotics no longer ships the IR Sharp Cable with the unit. DFrobots sells the same IR sensor with the cable and that cable matches the Arduino Analog Sensor Cable and the Sharp part number as “JST -3 Sharp” for the cable.

Processing Andriod Hello World CtC

It is official, I have Processing (or at least the code that comes outta the Processing) running on my HTC Evo magic phone.

As always, much love to all who assisted in the nightmare that was the software install.

Woo Hoo!


This robotic hand can be controlled by a sensor-glove or a graphic program.
Using a
In first, sorry for my english, Im a french teenage boy of 16 years and as many french, am not very good in english.   Read more

greetings from mexico

Hello, Greetings from Mexico, I would like to introduce myself.

Note: You can follow some projects some of the time, but you cannot follow all the projects all the time.

Recently collected

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

Arduino + ESP8266 Wifi Self balancing robot

Hi, I just found (and bought) a cool robot that uses the Arduino Leonardo+ ESP8266 Wifi module to communicate with a smartphone/tablet/Ipad: