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Looks for brass flies to eat
Using a
This is Venux, my steampunk-inspired brass fly trap. There's more information on my Build a brassier flytrap blog. One flower is complete, with touch sensor and … Read more
Throws oranges when it sees a certain color
This is a catapult/trebuchet made of canes, which controlled by a PC via an arduino and a servo connected to it using a USB cable. The computer runs the … Read more

Frits in ad :)

I was just doing this ad for Danish TV, and we talked about what it meant, so here is a rough translation:

Fat guy:

Now, we told the Danes for several years that they can cross this bridge to Sweden for half price, if they'd just get a "bropas" (electronic device you pay with instead of credit card) - but they just don't get it. We have made an experiment! (There are 2 signs, one says half price, and I drive onto the other)

Hello, friend (jokes with bad swedish/danish language)

 

Me:

Is something wrong?

Success! First Test Board Reflowed

15 May 2011 - Update

I have successfully reflow soldered a test PCB.  I got the PID routine tuned a bit and was itching to test out the reflow controller.  So, I applied some solder paster to a old relay controller board I developed and successfully soldered some components to the board.

Below are some pictures of solder paste and components applied to the PCB.

Vibrate around phototropically with tactile feelers
UPDATE: ADDED VID WITH NEW EYES AND SOME THOUGHTS AT THE BOTTOM. One of my lower priority robots but thought I'd post it up for scrutiny anyhow. My plan is to use … Read more
 This is the robot I built to solve the Towers of Hanoi puzzle . It uses three rc servos and a Picaxe 08M . This is the first time I've used the picaxe  but I … Read more

Chess Update

5.11.11 This update is running Grog's MRL program

The first video explains it well I hope.

 

5.14.11 The second video shows that I have changed the chess robot so it no longer goes back to a8 (the starting position) after every move. The code now calculates how to perform the next move from the location the chess robot's gantry crane ends at. I have also programmed in the ability for the robot to perform a castling move that the chess engine often does (this is not seen in the video)

 

The Uno32 is an Arduino-compatible platform combining Arduino compatibility with the performance of the Microchip PIC32 microcontroller -- core running at 80Mhz, … Read more

Towards a auto-aiming servo controled directional wifi antenna

I'm planning a project to get an auto-aiming directional wifi antenna working to provide a long-distance repeater for a boat at anchor connecting to access points we don't control.I think this is a robot, but a simple one.  I think it's a robot because it senses its environment and responds to it.  Sadly it won't be very pretty but it might be useful.  It will definitely be fun ;)

A ridiculously powerful Arduino form factor board

Clicking around, I found this PIC32-based board.  It's the same form factor as an Arduino Mega board, but it's powered by a PIC32 running at 80MHz.  This is an 80MHz MIPS CPU too (a RISC CPU you'll see all over the place, and is somewhat similar to ARM) that has integrated USB and Ethernet support.  Not to mention 512k of flash and 128k of SRAM.  That's a lot of horsepower for a little board.  And it's only $50, that's not bad at all.

It is the Same DAGU arm in the prevous posts, but the controller is now different. The controller board is Roboduino … Read more

Robot Mesh Network

Hi there!

I haven't been on LMR in a long time... here's a video of my robot mesh network working. It's been a while in development. ;)

Planning to make a tutorial for it, and I will post it here, eventually. Woohoo!

Skip ahead to the 6:30 mark to avoid the boring debugging (yay for unedited videos!)

The embedded video isn't working for me, so here it is: http://youtu.be/KSGt83BzX74

 

(Admin edit, video embedded)

Starting off this submission -   A small project to build a small hexapod walker - Whilst working on a bigger 'bot, I thought I'd make my first real robot, a bit … Read more
Finds the hidden racing track in every room.. and races it!
Using a
This is updated, reason is here   A video in better quality than YouTube & Google is here How to make Robot Wall Racers yourself, see here Read more

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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