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Lunar Rover

Hi all,

Just want to share some videos of a moon rover study I am doing for the Google Lunar X Prize. No time now to submit a robot project entry, the rover is quite complex, maybe later. I'll add videos here as they come along. Thanks for watching.

 

Follows a line and navigates a course.
Using a
Hey guys I recently found all my documentation for an old line follower we had to do for a first year course at my university. We did these in teams of 4. I built … Read more

Steppers found :) Trying to decide driver

I wandered past an old Brother MFC 9700 in the corridor and grabbed it.  Found two stepper motors, one from the Auto-document feeder and one that was moving the optical scanner. 

ADF motor: Mitsumi M42SP-6NPK.  I figure this little guy at 41.4 mN/m

Scanner motor: Shinano Kenshi STP-42D009. Wrote what I figured out about this in this older thread. Not totally sure but something like 200 mN/m or 30 ish oz-in.  makes sense as it is larger/heavier.

Solar engine drives small dc motor and makes me smile
This is PLUMBERbot...a BEAM Symet using a simple solar engine. His name derives from the fact that his apron is a teflon tape round and his hat is a plumbing trim … Read more
Uses 3,5mm jack to transfer signals on a rotating axis.
First thing first. This is just a quick and dirty attempt to improve the 360 degree sonar idea. I have seen some of the designs at LMR with a 3,5mm jack plug and … Read more
Identifying Objects, catch this Object and transport to another place. Background: Robby2.0 should cleanup our nursery from my daugther ;-)
    This is my first Arduino project. I had controll my Robby with zigbee communication but i will make a sepparate documentation and place … Read more

Getting angry about the availability of electronic components in Europe?

Hi there,

it has been a while and I am still working on the stereoscopic vision issue for my small robot. Meanwhile I learnt, that the Parallax Propeller chip is by far to slow to handle and stream-edit an BT.656 conforming digital video stream, at least for what I have in mind. Therefore I am now working on a hardware-based video filter made of discrete components - a poor man's FPGA, so to say.

Autonomous roaming using bipedal movement and 6-servos
Using a
This is a biped robot named conVERSE. This is a modified BRAT kit from Lynxmotion. A truly fun build, by the way. The Basic Atom Pro mounted onto a Bot Board is … Read more
This is FLAMEbot. He's a heat seeker. Draw the shades and darken the room. Light a butane lighter and FLAMEbot will follow the heat/light source.  Hold the … Read more

Review: Hobbybotics Hobbyduino Mini

 

Introduction

Brooksware2000 (Curtis) nicely sent me a couple of ATMega 328 chips flashed with the Arduino boot loaders, since I had mentioned that I wasn't set up to flash the chips I had myself. He included an Arduino clone board he made, and asked me to let him know what I thought. And so I bring you a review of the Hobbybotics Hobbyduino Mini!

Normally locked rotation? Power-off brake?

Thinking about the mechanicals of this a little more, I've been considering servos and steppers.  I don't need speed or precision, really.  But I do need to be able to move in either direction, which I now understand to be complicated with servos.  So I considered steppers, which at least can move in either direction. 

Control a robot using your iOS device with ExternalAccessory framework using a SkyWire MFi cable, an RS232-TTL adapter and a pair of … Read more

POV Via Dog

 

If you don't think this is wonderful, you should be slapped.

POV via dog.

 

roams until obstacle or edge...turns left and continues
Here is LEFTY, a BEAMbot based on Mark Tilden's BEAM sumobot as found in the awesome book: Junkbots, Bugbots and Bots with Wheels. The original design called for a … Read more
Shoot who i want, what I want, and whenever I want :)
Using a
*Price is just for turrent not camera! Video is an attachment up top! Hi LMR and guests! Read more

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UPDATE 03/02/16: The two lucky reviewers are Dickel and nhbill. Looking forward to seeing this product incorporated in your projects. We will contact you shortly to … Read more
Brings you Pokemon cards to life.
This video goes through the process of making an augmented reality app with Unity 3D and the Vuforia plugin. An image of your pokemon card gets loaded into an image … Read more

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