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navigates around using sonar and IR rangers, speaks/sings, intruder detection
Using a
This project is my update of the original RB5X.  A little history: The original RB5x   The RB5X is a personal robot that has been around since 1982. Although not … Read more
Robotic hand designed for heavy duty - could be used as robotic and prosthetic hand
I built this hand because I was convinced that we could do even better than the 3D-printed ones. They are really good looking but they usually don´t have the … Read more
Non-MCU walking robot hacked from Tin Can Robot toy, avoiding obstacles using homemade IR range sensors.
This is my very first robot, which I made when I was nine. Read more
Will hopefully drive autonomously powered by an IC engine
Using a
This is my project blog about creating a serial hybrid driven (RC glow engine -> BLDC generator -> LiPo battery -> 6 DC motors) 6WD autonomous vehicle.  Read more
Is a minimal and optimized version of Raspbian
Minimal and optimized version of Raspbian Think this is a perfect version to start building something from ... you decide what you want to install. I have used … Read more
Alarm/Surveillance functionality. Connect different sensors to monitor your house or other things.
The Steelsquid Kiss OS Alarm/Surveillance functionality.  Connect different sensors to monitor your house or other things. Read more
carries argentic photos to a scanner
Using a
  a ventouse made by a Nerf ammo carry the photo.  Read more

Mini review of the Actobotics runt rover Sprout robot chassis

Over the past week I have had the chance to play with the Actobotics runt rover Sprout. I posted an unboxing of this bot last week.

This is a review of the new Official Arduino Robot. There is no doubt this robot is priced too high for what you get, yet it does have some interesting features and … Read more
OrionBot here with a review of the mBot! The first video here includes and introduction, the unpacking of all the components and the assembly the mBot. Here are … Read more
Introduction Makeblock is hosting a new Kickstarter project, the mDrawBot kit. I got the chance to test a pre production robot kit. Read more
Review for Makeblock mBot: an educational STEM robot for beginners
     First of all, thanks to Makeblock, Let's Make Robots! and Franciscodr for the opportunity to review this kit.      This post is primarily a review, but … Read more
Plot Pictures on a whiteboard
This is a review of the Makeblock XY-Plotter v2.0.. I have got the chance to test the new plotter. Many thanks to Makeblock for the plotter kit and the support … Read more
A review of the mBot robot kit by Makeblock, including unboxing/first impressions. Further parts will review assembly, programming and use.
Unboxing Video: https://youtu.be/4EzYYkSubco   Thanks again to Franciscodr for giving me the opportunity to review another great product - This time, the mBot … Read more

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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

Droid functions similar to a Spring Flamingo design for the legs, upper body balances like a "hoverboard" at the hips. Remote control is done with a vr headset, and … Read more
Hello. This is my Johnny Five robot from the movie Short Circuit 1&2 it came as a very plain and simple kit. I have done many modifications to it and I'm happy … Read more
Talk with Arduino via Speech / Voice Recognition Module
How to: Arduino Voice / Speech Recognition  with Geeetech Module [Tutorial].  This video will show you how to talk with your Arduino with the (cheap) Geeetech … Read more

Botboarduino drivers

Ok guys it's been a while since I've been on I'm glad everything is picking back up.

I recently had to wipe my computer after getting a virus. Which means I lost all my drivers and code and etc. I managed to get arduino up and running but my botboarduino needs drivers to work. I'm kinda freaked out about catching another virus and I can't seem to find the correct drivers for ft232 uart. I tried one place but it keeps asking me for a password to open it. And when I point the device manager it refuses to see the zip file.

My artificial neuron approach

February 12, 2015

A single artificial neuron can represent some simple Boolean functions like OR, AND or NAND and some like XOR not, because a single artificial neuron can only learn linearly separable mappings.

Example. Perceptron for the AND function:

walks on two legs using four servos
this is the next evolutionary step from my trashbot version 1. i decided that i want to build more robots made from recycled mechanical parts instead of shaping … Read more
Controlled immersively, FPV video feedback projected to Oculus Rift in real-time
Hi everyone! It has been a long while since I last posted to LMR, hope you're all doing well and spreading the cult of hobby robotics!! Lately I've been thinking … Read more