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Talks, navigates around via ultrasound
Using a
Giving the voice to a toy always has been a dream when I was a child. There weren’t talking toys and the dream was destinated to stay a dream. With the power of … Read more
Not sure if this counts as a robot, but it does use a servo and has a circuit. This is my second useless machine actually, the first one I sold to a friend. The … Read more
Another robot has been added to the shark tank ;)  Video added enjoy. This robot was built for the 2011 RoboGames in San Francisco.  The name was inspired from … Read more
**UPDATE** Blaster shark has a new title under his belt.  I modified it a little to lose some weight as well.   I noticed I was slacking in the project updating, … Read more

Just to say Hello and show my first robot

Hello everyone.

I thought I would take a minute and make a introductory blog entry. I have been interested in robots all my life. I can't really remember the first time the interest started in me, but I remember thinking to my self in the mid 1990's that this was something I think I could try. The first and only robot that I have completed building to this point has been the BeetleBot v2 originally created by Jerome Demers.

Walks around and avoid obstacles
Using a
So here's my first robot. It's based on Insect robot from MAKE : Arduino Bots and Gadgets. I've used Arduino Nano. For now I'm still improving walking of the robot. … Read more
Drives around using feedback from the Sharp IR sensor to avoid objects
Using a
Well...this is my first attempt at building a robot. Right now it does basic object avoidance and drives around...woohoo! I'm going to continue to tweak the code … Read more
Provides regulated power and battery backup for low power systems.
The powerboard is part of a gardening project I've been working on that uses low power systems and integrates with a solar panel and battery backup. The intent was … Read more

Bluetooth control from your Android phone or tablet

Hello, I am the author of Mintoris Basic for Android phones and tablets.  I recently added Bluetooth serial communications to the language with the intention of making it very easy to communicate and control robots.

Here is a short example program in Mintoris Basic which connects to a device then transmits data from the phones accelerometer.  So as you tilt the phone or tablet in any direction, the amount of tilt is sent to the Bluetooth device.

dim a$(0)
dim c(4)

' Get a string array of all the paired Bluetooth devices

a$()=BTGetPaired$()

setting fuses in a blank ATmega328P chip for use with Arduino IDE and burn the bootloader
Here is a little tutorial about setting the fuses on a blank ATmega328P in AVR Studio so you can use it with Arduino IDE: You need: Read more
Navigates around via ultrasound
Using a
This is a very simple robot which only has two wheels made of old CDs. Its brain is a motoruino and uses a sonar to detect and avoid the obstacles. On the video … Read more

Death Mobile

A small Death Mobile of mine

UPDATE:

Motor Coupling broke as well the steering shaft :(

Now it is extra deadly, No steering!

For the last couple of years I have had a bird box mounted on the wall outside my room. All the time I have had a USB webcam inside so I (and a lot of other people … Read more
i built this with very cheap parts for artcraft hobby. Read more
this is my last lo-tech beambot.i built is for artcraft fun. the bare bones photo vore is a very classic beam design by wilf.the sch on most website was wrong.the … Read more

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Biped Howto: Moving servos

+++ UPDATE (12-march-2014): Rename title as "Biped Howto".

Hi, I will try to explain, in a very simplistic manner, the way in which servo motors can be controlled.

Servo motors are controlled by a PWM signal, in which the active part of the signal (known as duty cycle) define the amount of degrees the servo will rotate.

explore the world via camera, Programmable, Through narrow places easily, battle with other robots
Using a
Since this Project was transferred from the project: Xpider--the smallest smart robot spider (Stop Updating)    I will describe the project infomation simplely. Read more
A winning robot of the Czech round of the RoboRAVE 2016 Junior competition – Ball transport with automatic loading
Using a
Béda 5 is a robot, with which our team HaHaHa Robotics ( Read more
This is my first robot attempt using Arduino uno it is almost finished and I have a code but there might be something wrong with the wiring if anyone has any … Read more
Talking,walking forward &left & right & backward,self navigating,playing,tail shaking, getting angry for caress ,eye acts.
  Firstly ,my special thanks for who chopstick juniours maker lumi and facial led matrix maker dickel. Robot chassis uniformity and cute image of chopsticks cause … Read more
Build an occupancy grid map from sensor data
Using a
Would like to share some details on a 2D Robot mapping software I am currently working on. I have including a video of a robot using a map generated by this … Read more

new cover for arm and new claw

new claw and new cover for 3rd arm

video of it working https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7jjW0tXF90

Otto walks, dances, makes sounds and avoids obstacles, is completely open source, Arduino compatible, 3D printable.
Using a
Otto is completely open source, Arduino compatible and 3D printable. Otto was inspired by another LMR robot "BoB the BiPed" and programmed using code from another … Read more