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Moves head and makes noise when triggered by the Force ;)
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Hi, At first, it was just supposed to be a figurine, but I couldn't resist to give it a little brain (Arduino Nano). I have been working on a bigger project these … Read more
I'm planning to build an advanced humanoid robot. Think Ex Machina, The Terminator, Data from Star Trek, etc. I decided to avoid teasing by NOT making it a girl. … Read more

Online Tools & Tutorials

Building a robot is not always easy, especially if you don't have any previous experience or people to help you or guide you. LMR is in a perfect place to help others online and the more tools and tutorials a user has access to the better. We've put together a few over the years and if you know of any or even want to make your own, add them in the comments, and we'll add them to the main post. We'll also take a look on LMR to see if this type of comprehensive "Tools & Tutorials" post has been done before and integrate them all into a mega post.

Update 1/18/2016 There will probably be a new robot chassis. I think I was going about this the wrong way. The two wheel self balancing, the robot gripper that puts … Read more
I present you A1B1, my first robot. It is a tracked robot, based on the "Mini DFRobotShop Rover Kit". My robot uses the following components: 1x Mini DFRobotShop … Read more
Meet E.A.R.L.(Experimental Algorithmic Robotic Locomotion). He is unlike all of the other robots that you may have seen. He is the kind of a bot that likes to do … Read more
line following robot; running on 72MHz ARM Cortex M4, stm32f303 (pin compatibile with stm32f103); as controll loop pid is used for basic position control; for … Read more
A small robot rover controlled on HTML5 webpage via WIFI. Read more
Convert an IR remote control to RF 433MHz
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My son had a broken Silverlit helicopter, so I decided to upgrade the Infrared Remote Control to RF using the Cheap TX433 module. Read more
Controls a few LEDs using an Arduino and Speech Recognition
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In this post I am going to show how to use an Arduino board and BitVoicer Server to control a few LEDs with voice commands. I will be using the Arduino Micro in … Read more
A Wifi-enabled, Python based microcontroller.
The WiPy homepage So this has been a long time coming! :-) As this is my first review any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Quite a while ago I was lucky … Read more
A kit to build a hexapod that with various automated behaviours and can be remote controlled
Once again I was lucky enough to be selected on LMR to review the Hexbug spider Robotics kit. I was over the moon; I have always wanted to build a hexapod but have … Read more
Learns by listening and the web. Talks, answers questions from her own memory or Wolfram, tells jokes, expresses opinions, quotes wiki or people, tracks heat or colors. Has reflex behaviors. Uses various web services. Has her own motivations that drive autonomy.
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1/8/16 Update - The following is new since the last time I posted:  I finally made some new videos that can be found on my youtube channel...  Read more
All build instructions, parts lists, 3D files, and code can be accessed here:   www.WireBeings.com Read more

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Navigate by Ultrasound, IR and compass. Self charging
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  Current Hardware:Picaxe 40x22 x Pololu Motor ControllersTilt compensated CompassAPC220 Wireless Serial (1 Km Ran Read more
Robot rover controlled by a NRF24L01+ transceiver
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I wanted a rover with longer range (WIFI is to short). On this robot the video and control signals is transferred by a NRF24L01+. The video is very low resolution … Read more
Amplifies the wearer's strength, provides haptic feedback and environmental information, aids in disaster relief missions remotely if necessary.
Two teenage inventors embark on an endeavor of immense proportions, and potentially world shaking effects...the construction of MaRRVE. With applications ranging … Read more
Looking to get started? Here's a list of sample projects of how to learn about how to make robots
New to LMR and looking to get the most out of it? Check out the "Get the most out of LMR" page. This Start Here section includes robots and projects which are … Read more
Checks local temperature from the Yahoo Weather API and Temboo converts to INT.
In this video we will use an Arduino Yun (or leonardo with a wifi shield) to connect with the Yahoo Weather API and return the value of the local temperature … Read more
This is OSIRIS a rover style robot that I will hopefully modify with autonomous gps control. Right now it is controlled with a 2.4 gigahertz aircraft radio and a … Read more

Open FURBY

Open FURBY is an open community-based project with the goal of providing low-cost social robot platform based on FURBY® toy from Hasbro®.

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