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Hi there, this is Nano Patriot; an Arduino controlled turret, ultrasonic sensor and a shooting device I built a while ago. At first I wasn’t planning on doing a … Read more
Robot pulls back ball on Newton's Cradle
I got tired of pulling the ball back on my Newton's Cradle so automated it. Three servos, Arduino and chopsticks make for an entertaining Newton's Cradle robot. … Read more
walks on two feed partially dynamically stabilised
over the last eight weeks i had rarely time to work on it but still wanted to share this with my beloved community. i changed the chest to house two batteries and … Read more
Detects boundaries and avoids obstacles with computer vision only
This robot can navigate a room with OpenCV running on an Nvidia Jetson TK1 board and a single Logitech C920 USB camera.  This is a true vision only solution, no … Read more
My boys and I are using an Android phone, solar panel, and a bluetooth relay controller to make an autonomous solar robot boat.  The phone has display, touch … Read more
A brief description about new open free courses online about Robotics, what they offer and what they lack
Last years we are seing new robotics courses online like the Embbeded Systems or Underactuated Robots from MiT. Read more
Testing basic functionalities on the Tiva C LaunchPad board and the Code Composer Studio v6 software
Checking (and finding) a better full software for firmware development for Tiva C boards Read more
Detects an obstacle in front, reverses, turns around then walks the other way.
Hi All, This is my first ever working arduino hexapod. Hardware used: Beetle(Arduino Leonardo)mcu from dfrobot.com 3 x 9g servo from hobbyking 300mah lipo from … Read more
A basic comparison between a new low power microcontroller and an known one produced by the same manufacturer (in progress)
Disclaimer: information stated in this article is for educational purpouses and under review. Not design decisions should be made solely with this information. You … Read more
Learns through pattern recognition, drives very manoeuvrably, calculates best action from success of previous actions.
If you are familiar with the combined work of the late Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter, then you will understand why I have called this robot Lobsang. If not, I … Read more
The skeleton of lasi.us... I'm still working on the brain. First approach was a board by basic micro but i seems limited in scaling and adding extentions. Now i am … Read more
Detects human face and navigates toward face, stopping at a certain distance away from the face
Using a
OpenCV on the Raspberry Pi detects human faces. I modified the script to move the robot left or right based on the coordinates of the detected face so that the face … Read more

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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

sharing experience robot JAVA programming on Raspberry Pi

For those interested in robot control via JAVA programs on the Raspberry PI, I have posted an update on my experience with JAVA in my robot description here:

http://letsmakerobots.com/robot/project/search-and-rescue-robot

Even better, if you are able to offer any help or advice, that would be great. I am slowly running out of options......

Regards,

Willem

 

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
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
If you want your bot has the ability of precision motion and keep things simple,this project may helps. Part list: 65mm wheel *2, … 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
Navigates around via stereo cams, picks up and carries objects
The robot is controlled from a laptop running Windows (don't kill me, please, Windows + Visual C++ is in my view still the easiest, most flexible environment to … Read more