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Test bed & experimental platform for re-discovering the joys of robotics
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Well, this is my first robot in approximately 15 years and damn but things have changed! Put it this way, the last book on robotics I read was 'The Robot Builder's … Read more
Explores the environment to find objects and classifies rooms.
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This is my master thesis work that I thought it might be interesting for people here. The thesis were divided into three sections; Theory development, Simulation … Read more
I decided to follow in ignoblegnomes footsteps and make me some solar bots! Here are the pictures; A little artsy picture made at night with high iso … Read more
Well I originally had a blog post on this project, but now that I have video I feel like it is time for an official post. Read more
(Sorry for my english...) This is a simple maze solving robot that I made for an internal robotics competition on my university. The maze was made with white … Read more
This is my first locomotive robot I will be building. I so far have most of the body done, as of now it has 2 hobby servos but will have three when finished.  Read more
Drives around, bumps into things, plays beats, backs up and moves on.
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Most Recent Update: Uploaded new code (v1.9) that introduces some 'shuffle' to Blind Lemon's beats. Thanks for the tip, Frits! Intro  Blind Lemon is now a … Read more
Helps newbies to learn how to program
Now it is Arduino’s turn to open the secret of “Blink a LED” to us. Arduino is heavily supported by a huge community, and is well documented. Read more
Helps newbies to learn how to program
   So far we’ve been talking theory, but now it is time to make things blink! You might have heard of “Hello World” term in programming. All that “Hello … Read more
The self-balancing robot building is today an activity that every robot builder can perform with Arduino. Searching in Google for self-balancing robot you can find … Read more
SPOT (aka REDcyclops) the Color Tracking DesktopBOT This is my new desktop companion built from Trossen Robotic's really cool entry level tracking kit. It's a … Read more

An evolving 2 DOF hexapod - build log

Hello all.


I'm going to use this blog as much as a lab book for myself and my partner as I am for fascinating and entertaining you guys, so if it rambles at time, I apologise in advance.


The basic premise of this build is to allow a platform that can be hacked apart and upgraded as needed - it's for learning, rather than a finished product. 


Initial Project - Dremel Drill Press and Table Saw

Hello all,

I am about to begin my initial build soon - a Dremel powered dual purpose drill press and table saw.  Now, I know that this may seem NOT related to a robot topic, but I will be using this tool project as the stepping stone for building an Arduino CNC with REPRAP software (similar to the LIL CNC in instructables.com) while re-using as many of the tablesaw parts as possible in the CNC. 

My goals are simple:

1. build the dremel (2 in 1) table saw

Mit robotics Camp


As of right now, I am attending a robotic camp at Mit in Cambridge Ma. In the class, we have 3 vex kits. I am learning how to program and build robots. I am having a lot of fun. The first two days we built a car that was controlled by a controller, so it was bassicly a big, complex rc car. But the next day we worked on making the car atoutomous. I added a ultrasound sensor and two bump switchs. I also built a robotics arm which consits of two motors with gears and a claw. Here are some phots of the camp/robot:

robot arm:

One day when I accidentally browsed NET settlement, I came across a video in which found a robot with tank chassis, which used to measure the distance ultrasonic … Read more

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                MDi #3 means Mech-Dickel interactive number 3. Well, it's not going to be something so interactive like Jarvis, but I hope I'll have much … Read more
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
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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