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Make a robot sense stuff in dark or light conditions.. guided by visible light
Update: I am tired of it being named "FritsLDR", I cannot post to people "Try using FritsLDR", it is just too self centered. And I would just love to see some more … Read more
I wanted to make a small Arduino robot using an original Duemilanove and the Robot Builder's Shield. But I also wanted to have a chassis plate so I can mount the … Read more
Introduction Sometimes it is necessary or at least ingesting to know how much current your circuit is drawing when connected to the USB port. You could detach it … Read more
Prototype Nitinol muscle wire devices
I've been really interested in Flexinol lately (aka Nitinol Muscle Wires).  I've come to a nice stopping point where I've put together some basic actuators and a … Read more
An update to the Duemilanove
Using a
I started with the Propeller, but I've also used the PICaxe and played with AVR's and PIC's. With the release of the Arduino Uno, I thought it would be a good … Read more
I always wanted to make a fast driving robot that should seek out ramps. It should drive over them, and fly into the air.. .. and while in the middle of space it … Read more
Creates many kinds of applications
Probably you have seen some interesting projects around here which use applications created on processing, such as: Read more
Act as a revolute coordinate arm for my Robot NINA to grasp objects (or shake hands, wave hello, etc...).
Using a
A revolute coordinate arm I built to be mounted on my Social Machine, NINA. NINA will be a social machine designed and programmed to interact with humans and in the … Read more
Autonomously navigate and sweep patio
UPDATE: BLOG AND ADDED NANOMUSCLE VID. A spinoff from my solar powered Crumbot dream. I have a patio that gets showered with small seed pods that invariably get … Read more
Reads pulse width and calculates distance
I want to build a robot using the MSP430 value line (Texas Instruments Launchpad) that i bought for $4.30 a month ago. There are a couple of code samples from TI … Read more
Ever needed a new texture or unusual form for your robotic creation........ .... Look no further and follow this Guide.     NonSream Videos :- PolyMorph workshop … Read more
Here is my second robot based on Picaxe 28X1 board (Start Here format), designed on a chassis that was actually an air duct from the cooling system of an old … Read more
Allows a robot to track body heat and flame
This is a new version of my compound eye.I am attempting to make a new version of Splatbot using a 6WD "Wild Thumper" chassis that can fight fires. The major … Read more
I have now finished my wiimote project.This remote is now a USB-ready remote to be plugged into and talk to Processing or any other software running on my lappy. In … Read more

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A track to provide locomotion.
  OK, I've been asked a few times about the tracks I made from bicycle chain. It's probably easier if I just make a tutorial and then I can direct anyone … Read more
Moves! Talks in Minionese! Makes you laugh!
Are  you a fan of the Despicable Me movies? Eagerly awaiting the release of the Minions prequel movie this summer? Time to build your own Minion. You know you want … Read more
Over the past 3 years I've been working on my Wall-E project with a lot of set backs because of design flaws, choosing the wrong materials, learning as i go and so … Read more
This is a simple Arduino-based object-avoiding robot. It uses two inexpensive ultrasonic distance sensors, an Arduino Uno, four continuous rotation servos to drive, … Read more
Hello fellow geeks and geekets! This is my first LMR! I'm danphobic and I have been making legz, innit. Bought a Velleman K8200 3D printer from maplins after … Read more
Make shapes with a laser...
Morning project - laser beams ! I had the following on my desk: Raspberry Pi 22x cheap micro servos from ebay3d printed pan tilt bracket:  … Read more
Displays a message in the air when waved
Here's my take on the "air writer" POV display. I decided to go minimal, so all you need is: 1x ATTiny85 processor chipCoin cell battery5x leds1x resistorI wanted … Read more