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Allows the gamer to immerse herself in the many exciting gaming experiences it has to offer
This is a write-up on my Arduino based hand-held gaming device. I realize it’s a somewhat poshy statement but hey, it is Arduino based, it’s hand-held (Ok, … Read more
Now with cool video of a real life military prototype! This is an easy to make 6 wheel drive robot platform designed for rough terrain. The chassis is made from 3 … Read more
Finally I got my first test with Hatalógico and it looks promising: just out of the box PWM working. That means servos working right in the same platform as a … Read more
First test on Hatalogico board for Raspberry Pi. Step by step detalied instructions with pictures and recomendations for robotics and other applications
Finally I got my first test with Hatalógico and it looks promising: just out of the box PWM working. That means servos working right in the same platform as a … Read more
Open-source 16 PWMs, 8 ADCs and dual-voltage communications to sit on your Raspberry Pi to drive your robot, 3D printer etc
UPDATE 9/May/2015 Read more
A toy that can be controlled by an Android phone could be turned into an interesting robot if we just tape the phone to the toy and do some interesting software.  … Read more
Update: After a long time ,and discarding a few models,I have built my first aircraft. Couldn't resist to share the pics here. Haven't tested it yet though. (Why am … Read more
i found inspiration for this robot from this instructables: http://www.instructables.com/id/simpleWalker-4-legged-2-servo-walking-robot/ The legs and the body of … Read more
Line follower using three line sensors with a Dagu Micro Magician on an Actobotics Runt Rover Sprout chassis. Uses 6v NiMNH battery pack
Next to obstacle avoiding robots, the most common beginner bot would be a line follower. I myself love line followers, and they are some of my favorite weekend … Read more
I just wanted to close the gap between the wheel and the chassis so I created the 20mm wide wheel using basile wheel generator. 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
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
Navigate forward and if detects an object it turns right.
So far I have a non autonomous 4 wheel robot. Using an Arduino Uno, a chasis and four small dc motors I've managed to make a robot that will perform some simple … Read more
This Is Clamps, one of my new projects. Clamps is made of mostly Actobotics parts. 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