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Otto walks, dances, makes sounds and avoids obstacles, is completely open source, Arduino compatible, 3D printable.
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Who is Otto?An interactive robot that anyone can make! Otto walks, dances, makes sounds and avoids obstacles. Read more
A study on PWM outputs at Tiva C Series TM4C123G Launchpad Evaluation Kit (EK-TM4C123GXL)
After some months form Read more
B·Day Bot is a robot themed after a birthday cake, made with the purpose of spreading joy and happiness in a special day. Although the robot isn't finished yet, I … Read more
This is my writeup following my selection to review the Lynxmotion SSC-32U USB Servo controller.  Let me first apologise for the length of time it has taken me to … Read more
Review for Pixy CMUcam5 Image Sensor: a fast and easy robot vision sensor for your projects
     First of all, I would like to thank to Let's Make Robots for selecting me to review this great product!      Second, I have to say I'm so sorry for … Read more
walks around, steps up on a flat surface
Here is my first pass at another robot using shifting center of mass but standard servos (7.2 volt) and brackets. It is a little more sturdy than my homegrown … 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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9/1/16 Update - The following is new since the last time I posted:  Read more
I reclaimed on the balcony of a vegetable plot. Suffer from the summer sun is too fierce, the balcony planted a dish to the noon Yan. So I am ready to take a stand … Read more
Navigate around via ultrasonic (simple obstacle avoidance) and remote controlled.
     About this project      This project was created to go to a new home.      Ok, let me explain...      ... about one year ago I've met a guy through … Read more
Walk forword,back.left,right,balance one leg, up-down 1 or 2 leg,Turn right-left,Control With Bluetooth
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My new Biped Robot "Red-Dragon V3"   what's new -Remove the camera Read more
Navigate around commanded by phone or autonomous. Can overcome obstacles higher than the tracks
We create robots that sometimes move around but, what happend when those robots find an obstacle? If the obstacle is small the robot can pass over it, with a … Read more
After having read your amazing robots for 2 months, I decided to start building my own one. I would like my first robot could "walk" instead of wheels. Of course, … Read more

Just Beginning..

First post here, but I just wanted to share what I'm doing. 

My history: casual programmer since 20 (basic back then, COBOL, JCL, then some VB5/6 and DOS scripting, InstallShield, WIL and some C), IT manager and programmer back in the mid-late 90's. Just getting back into programming. One thing I've never been is an engineer. Though I was an aircraft mechanic in the AF, electricity is all new to me (beyond sticking a plug in a wall). I look to upgrade my knowledge there. That's why I turned to Makeblock for my first robots. 

Speaker power

We got a big upgrade to Annabelle's sound with the addition of

Clamped to heavy dowel and bolted to this sturdy as heck frame

BOSS AUDIO MCBK420B Black 600 watt Motorcycle/ATV Sound System

Sound from audio jack, single dial can get super loud. The previous speakers were muffled as well, so having them at floor level helps a great deal. Battery power now goes a long way.


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The new version of the mini quadruped robot MKII. Slightly modified and new modified code. Code: https://github.com/AndreasVan/Mini_Quadruped Read more
My Goal was to come up with a design where all the speciality parts could be ordered  for under $20US. The bill of matirels (BOM) looks like this: 2 ea 9g CR … Read more
This project consists in displaying the ability for robots to work together in order to perform a certain task.
This project consists in displaying the ability for robots to work together in order to perform a certain task. This is one of the first projects I worked on at … Read more
     What motivated this post was my review for the Pixy CMUcam5 Image Sensor.      Actually the motivation was some issues that I had trying to make an … Read more
B·Day Bot is a robot themed after a birthday cake, made with the purpose of spreading joy and happiness in a special day. Although the robot isn't finished yet, I … Read more

Getting a Robot to Determine Its Own Truth

This piece describes an approach I am working on for an upgrade to SuperDroidBot “Anna” and a sharable brain service I am working on.  This is obviously only ONE approach to getting a robot to have a concept of truth.

What is Truth?