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Update! This is Phoenix Revision 2. I got tired of the round base plate so I decided to rebuild the whole thing on a solderless perfboard. This is another temporary … Read more

1000USD for 10000 likes

A very easy rule: For every 10000 likes our partner Sugar Shot to Space receives on facebook, I will donate 1000USD for the eXSShot mission to space:http://www.googlelunarxprize.org/lunar/teams/selene/blog/1000usd-for-10000-likes

Back from hiatus

Hello all,

I have returned back from my robot building hiatus.  I've been saving up my money to buy these two things:

Now that I am sufficiently poor, it is back to robots :D.

I have two new ideas and a derivative I am working on.  Ta ta for now

Hi LMR, This is my latest walking robot under construction. It's an improvement over my Lollypod robot in that it uses three servos per leg rather than two. This … Read more

My Computer Found it's BellyButton

Yeah, it doesn't look like much... but I'm excited.  I've been meaning to do this a while, just didn't have the time.  I'll be doing a variety of tests to see how it preforms.  It has several "Match" algorithms to play with (CV_TM_CCOEFF_NORMED, CV_TM_SQDIFF, etc) - and I think there are several normalization routines.

This match algorithm seems fairly fast @ 120 ms - Haar Face Detection takes longer...

This is my first robot that I made with an Arduino. It's made of two pieces of plexiglas. The upper piece stands on 3 threaded rods. The motors are attached with … Read more
I was tinkering with some parts and I said to myself... "thats enough to build a very small bot" and Uno-Bot1 was born! The heart is the Uno (Arduino) and takes … Read more
Plastics bottles robot
Using a
It's to AT89c2051 as the core,it have a Pyroelectric sensor. It can auto-locking and have 2.4GHz full-color cameras to send images, shell & wheels is made of … Read more
Finaly got to start building my first bot. Theres no plan so far what it will do. Just spent about 2-3h tinkering on the base, with a lot improvisation. Power … Read more
Remote control or obstacle avoidance
Using a
The other day I was staring at my trash bin and there's an idea comes up in my mind. Since my wife is not home for while I think I should be able to do something … Read more

My First Bot missing a cable for the Sharp IR sensor

I found what I think is a matching cable on DFrobots under Arduino sensor parts as a Cable for Arduino Analog Sensors. It looks like the right cable. It is 3 pins with a JST type connector. It is the best fit I can find since Solarbotics no longer ships the IR Sharp Cable with the unit. DFrobots sells the same IR sensor with the cable and that cable matches the Arduino Analog Sensor Cable and the Sharp part number as “JST -3 Sharp” for the cable.

Processing Andriod Hello World CtC

It is official, I have Processing (or at least the code that comes outta the Processing) running on my HTC Evo magic phone.

As always, much love to all who assisted in the nightmare that was the software install.

Woo Hoo!

 

This robotic hand can be controlled by a sensor-glove or a graphic program.
Using a
In first, sorry for my english, Im a french teenage boy of 16 years and as many french, am not very good in english.   Read more

greetings from mexico

Hello, Greetings from Mexico, I would like to introduce myself.


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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

Droid functions similar to a Spring Flamingo design for the legs, upper body balances like a "hoverboard" at the hips. Remote control is done with a vr headset, and … Read more
Hello. This is my Johnny Five robot from the movie Short Circuit 1&2 it came as a very plain and simple kit. I have done many modifications to it and I'm happy … Read more
Talk with Arduino via Speech / Voice Recognition Module
How to: Arduino Voice / Speech Recognition  with Geeetech Module [Tutorial].  This video will show you how to talk with your Arduino with the (cheap) Geeetech … Read more

Botboarduino drivers

Ok guys it's been a while since I've been on I'm glad everything is picking back up.

I recently had to wipe my computer after getting a virus. Which means I lost all my drivers and code and etc. I managed to get arduino up and running but my botboarduino needs drivers to work. I'm kinda freaked out about catching another virus and I can't seem to find the correct drivers for ft232 uart. I tried one place but it keeps asking me for a password to open it. And when I point the device manager it refuses to see the zip file.

My artificial neuron approach

February 12, 2015

A single artificial neuron can represent some simple Boolean functions like OR, AND or NAND and some like XOR not, because a single artificial neuron can only learn linearly separable mappings.

Example. Perceptron for the AND function:

walks on two legs using four servos
this is the next evolutionary step from my trashbot version 1. i decided that i want to build more robots made from recycled mechanical parts instead of shaping … Read more