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Chris was nice enough to send me a little project of his called the 444AVXB. Why the weird name? Well, because it does EVERYTHING. 4: amps of motor driver power (2 … Read more
Using steel strapping commonly found in the plumbing section of Home Depot, I constructed the support frame of the robot. Everything is held together with machine … Read more
Ultrasonic Backup Sensor for My Car
      Hey everyone I made this ultrasonic range finder backup sensor to enter a contest for an iPad. It gives you the distance to an object in feet … Read more
Move around in a very cool way
Using a
The "Flying Dutchman" is my second project. The project is more about a drive system then the robot itself. It is an omni wheel drive. An omni wheel robot can move … Read more
***Update: Fixed some spelling*** ***Update: Video added***   Read more
Announcing the first ever RobotGoldfish Maker Fair Challenge. The rules are simple the prizes are incredible. All you need to do to win is to visit the LMR table at … Read more

Back after a long time, motor moving

Well, I disappared for a long time there.  I moved to Austin and started a new job :)  Oh, and I had to learn to solder to get the motor drive set up with the breadboard pins.  My girl got me a gret Edsyn soldering setup and a solarbot light following mouse to practice on and now I'm all solderiffic :)

Follows a black road with the help of path identifiers in this case-- white strips
Materials required .. MANY.... Give me time to list it even I forgot to make a list and brought the part as they were needed.  And I have some what became … Read more
Navigate around via remote control
Using a
This a RC Robot controlled by AM Waves, it is controlled by a microcontroller PIC18F2431, the comunication part is by a control comand in a small breadboard … Read more
Obsticle avoidance via a Ping UltraSonic sensor
Using a
This was my first build and I consider it an on going project. I built the frame work and drive line about a year ago. Due to lack of budget it sat until about … Read more
Greetings LMR Where to start.  Recently I have once again picked up my love for Electronics and decided to branch into the facinating field of robotics.  Read more
UPDATE : I've made some changes. It's smaller but for a dumb mistake now it's unstable, working on that! For the Motor Controller I'm using a L293D with a … Read more
Races around the room using ultrasound
Using a
I was inspired to make fritsl's wall racers when he showed them off in episode 18 of The latest in Hobby robotics on Makezine's youtube channel.  After finding his … Read more

butler bot

 i have this idea for a butler bot. inspired by Norrislabs (BDS) beverage delivery system http://norrislabs.com/.  it will have 1 propeller board it will handle motion, the sensors and a slave for bat lvl temp snsor and controlling the peltier units. it wil have 2 window up/down motors with a h-bridge for each. it will be powered by 2 12v bats for the motion and a 7.2 bat for the prop boards and speakers. the whole thing should be about 4 ft tall.the fridge should hold 3 sodas depending on the size.

Many of you hip members seem to be using QRD1114 and CNY70 IR optocouplers for your fancy designer line-follower circuits. Well, as it turns out, I can´t seem to … Read more

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Just continuing with my robot concept. The new robot has roughly the same form factor as my first KITtyBot but 3D printed parts instead of acrylic sheets and balsa … Read more
It Juggles a Ping Pong Ball with a Racket
Using a
This entry is about the quest to get a machine to juggle a ping pong ball.  I started thinking about a ping pong ball juggler 2 years ago. And it was around that … Read more
Been working on a building a quad walker probably for a year now. What started of a coding project has now ended up with me learning how to 3d model and building a … Read more

Stuck with Phoenix hexapod

I'm building a phoenix hexapod with MG996R servos, Arduino and Lynxmotion SSC-32U controller. (At one point I tried using another 32-channel controller, but decided to go with one that's officially suppored by Phoenix code.)

Walks around, lifts lid, blinks; currently random behavior.
Using a
Tiny Tin is a cute little bot in an Altoid tin. I built him just before World Maker Faire New York in 2014, but never documented him or posted much about it. Tiny … Read more
More Photos: https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B04G4TcsmNNRVh Using: Read more