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OK - finished the "tenative" mechanical design and just cut the chassis. Sized for standard servos; 18 for the legs, 2 for the pan and tilt. Behold the inital 6 … Read more

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Create a solid rocket motor at home!
Manufacturing combustion chambers and nozzles, cooking rocket fuel and using PVC pipe to create custom rocket motors right at home! Not only is making your own … Read more
Accelerometer assisted fin actuation to provide straight flight
This model rocket was modified to fit 4 servos, each controlling the position or a fin. An accelerometer in the nose cone gave data to the Arduino in which it … Read more
Autonomous roving via IR sensor, manual joystick control via Wifi
Using a
My first attempt at using an Arduino WiShield for wifi connectivity. This robot can move with a USB joystick connected to a PC as well as autonomous roving using … Read more
joystick control, autonomous mode, video transmitting
Using a
The idea behind this project was to incorporate a complete x86 computer into a mobile robot. With netbooks becoming more powerful every year, they maintain low … Read more
The goal is to design, build and program a robot which is nearly as sophisticated as ASIMO ($1,000,000) or WilloGarage's PR2 ($400,000) from off the shelf … Read more
Navigate (semi) autonomously
Using a
The build is covered on the blog I started for this bot (linked in additional info) if anybody is interested. It is far too long and I don't want to copy and paste … Read more
Is controlled with my iPhone
Using a
Hello LMR, First of all, this little guy is made just for testing purposes and to prove that my concept works. There are no revolutionary solutions in this little … Read more
I've noticed alot of posts lately have been about faulty power supplies, mainly because they are utilizing a 9V battery in their circuit. 9V batteries are intended … Read more
I had been learning basic electronics and the use of Arduino in college this year to create musical instruments and interfaces. Now that summer is here and I have … Read more
The robot is based on compound-eye sensor: an infrared sensor that, with a minimum of programming, knows if the object moving ahead, is going up, down, right or left.
Using a
When I saw the "Mr. General" robot by oddbot (link), I loved it. I thought it is "expressive", a skill difficult to find in a robot built at home. So I built my … Read more

What's ignoblegnome building?

Any guesses what I am building? Sound like a fun game to play?

I am anxious to hear your guesses.


Update: An easier way. 

TheAndroidMan posted a tip/walkthrough on adding pnuematics to a robot. That will make this project much easier.


Update: The answer!

Preface:  No, this is not a robot.  But either I document this project here or on my turf & soil blog.  This seems like a better choice.  And yes, I use a … Read more
Navigates on water via ultrasound
Using a
Update 23 Aug 2011: This new version has bigger bottles, only one motor and propeller which operates out of the water and has a servo that controls the double … Read more

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Hi all, This is my first laser cut project. Used 3mm & 6mm MDF board and one 8mm wooden stick. Scotch double sided type was used to bond inbetween the servo and … Read more
  Well, Chris the Carpenter has been hard at work since MakerFaire perfecting a design for a robot kit that can do... anything. Well, almost anything. OK, a lot of … Read more
New version of my home made robot lawn mower.Details available (in french) at http://hmnrobots.blogspot.fr/ Read more
Well I have finally made some time this winter to return to my lawn mower project.. This has plagued me for a few years, trying to figure out the buried wire … Read more
navigate around ultrasound sensor
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basically an update of my previous bot scooter. more updates to come.   some pictures: HEY!! its the new me :-) HELLO! still "no name" though.. beep beeeeep … Read more
Apologies to K120 for his outstanding design that I mangled or to anyone else who may be offended. (Which would be most people...) Read more
Built few light saber before but this is my first multi color Lightsaber. LED string was finished years ago but never really finish this project and I think it's … Read more
Greetings, Programs!     My son is into robotics, and wanted to share his latest creation with the group - meet "Volt".  This is version 2 of his … Read more