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Robotic arm kit great to learn basics on robotics
Update 12th November 2015: Read more
Hi Guys, we designed a new education robot . Here are technical details of the product !!! We have made 3D printed sample robots powered by Arduino on Atmel … Read more

ComMotion Motor Controller Shield

Need help with the ComMotion Motor Controller Shield. Searching at this site for info on this shield leads to many pages with 404 errors.

Examples of broken links related to ComMotion are:

Prick things up
Using a
I wanted to make an arm for my terrestrial robot V2.0 so this is it! Parts used: Servos:  Turntable servo x1,   6kg/cm torqueBase servo x2 ,       10kg/cmFore … Read more
My son gave me approval to post his robot here. His project is for school where he will have a little show to explain what passion he has. As it was more complex to … Read more
Drives around, Scans the environment, gets data, logs it and transmits it wirelessly
This is Version 2of the Terestrial robot. it features lower power consuption motors with planetary gearboxes. This rover is meant to drive via a programmable … Read more

[PIWARS] Progress update- manual control, speed test

Another update on Lobsang! I've been doing lots of work on the code so a lot of the progress is not visible. However, the Lobsang.py library and the RasPiO Duino's core.ino have bee heavily modified. New functionalities have been written and the whole boot-up process is a lot smoother.

Let me expand on the boot process as to hackers and roboteers (ie. not normal people!) it is quite interesting.

1: Power switch set to 'ON'. Pi, Duino, and everything else on Lobsang is powered on.

Online Tools & Tutorials

Building a robot is not always easy, especially if you don't have any previous experience or people to help you or guide you. LMR is in a perfect place to help others online and the more tools and tutorials a user has access to the better. We've put together a few over the years and if you know of any or even want to make your own, add them in the comments, and we'll add them to the main post. We'll also take a look on LMR to see if this type of comprehensive "Tools & Tutorials" post has been done before and integrate them all into a mega post.

Share About Yourself With the Biography Option in LMR


We have recently added a Biography option to LMR so members can share about themselves and their experiences with robots to other LMR members.

Here's how it works:

Click on the My account link on the top right on any LMR page.

Under the info tab, you will find a new section called Biography and a link under it called Edit your biography.

Just a simple robotic arm that is controlled by potentiometers.
This is another project that I have done so far at my internship at the Boca Bearing Company. I was having some extra time waiting for some parts to arrive in the … Read more
Simply using a hand from an opensource robot called Inmoov and controlling it through the use of a glove and XBees. The full size robot of the hand can be found at InMoov.fr
The challenge is to create a new robot-related application using FlowBotics Studio. Read more
Hi friends, We are making robot photo contest, please add your projects photos here too:) http://jsumo.com/contest/ Winner will be found by highest vote! ;) Read more

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I'm working on improving the stride length of the original BoB logic (four servo walk). I decided to add two hip servos and I hope I can get away without adding … Read more
I am currently developing an new robot - Neurono. The robot will be controlled by a custom build neural computer. The computer consists beside of some sensor/actor … Read more
Simply using a hand from an opensource robot called Inmoov and controlling it through the use of a glove and XBees. The full size robot of the hand can be found at InMoov.fr
4 years after making my balancing bliepbot, i planned to make a Johnny-five-like robot. I still had some parts from bliepbot: nimh batteries, parallax motor-wheel … Read more
Navigates via 3 IR Switches, Plays "hide and go seek", makes semi-intelligent course corrections, gives audio and visual feedback via buzzer and lcd display, remote controlable
Using a
I built this robot as an all-around robot to jump start my way into Arduino. I self taught myself everything about this robot from code to hardware and have taken … Read more

Arduino + ESP8266 Wifi Self balancing robot

Hi, I just found (and bought) a cool robot that uses the Arduino Leonardo+ ESP8266 Wifi module to communicate with a smartphone/tablet/Ipad: