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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
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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
sharing an experiment connecting a robot to Martin's 'shared brain' using a simple Python module
No matter how many hours we spend hacking code in our basements, our robots remain, shall we say, not the brightest lights in the harbor. Read more
Will explore the world autonomously, eventually.
This will be my mech like biped named "Troublesome", current version 0.8. Code name "Mao". Why Mao? Because it's 100% Chinese of course and since I live in the … Read more
Learns from Listening and Asking Questions, Tracks Colors and Heat, 6 Web Services, Database of Learned Knowledge
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3/30/15 Update - The following is new since the last time I posted: Read more
A BiPed is born. Here is the biped I have been working on. It uses 8 MG995 servos, the Veyron 24 Channel servo controller, two 3.7v Lipo batteries and a Windows 8 … Read more
bowden modification of prusa mendel i2
    Modding the prusa mendel i2 for a bowden  system     Read more

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In this “Fun with Python” part we don't need anything from part 1 or 2. But if you like this, then you should have a look at them. The World Wide Web is a … Read more
I'm calling this project done. It will do whatever you teach it, as long as you teach it in staight lines only. Much thanks to Pinaut for sharing his work. Read more

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