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First test on Hatalogico board for Raspberry Pi. Step by step detalied instructions with pictures and recomendations for robotics and other applications
Finally I got my first test with Hatalógico and it looks promising: just out of the box PWM working. That means servos working right in the same platform as a … Read more
Open-source 16 PWMs, 8 ADCs and dual-voltage communications to sit on your Raspberry Pi to drive your robot, 3D printer etc
UPDATE 9/May/2015 Read more
A toy that can be controlled by an Android phone could be turned into an interesting robot if we just tape the phone to the toy and do some interesting software.  … Read more
Update: After a long time ,and discarding a few models,I have built my first aircraft. Couldn't resist to share the pics here. Haven't tested it yet though. (Why am … Read more
i found inspiration for this robot from this instructables: http://www.instructables.com/id/simpleWalker-4-legged-2-servo-walking-robot/ The legs and the body of … Read more
Line follower using three line sensors with a Dagu Micro Magician on an Actobotics Runt Rover Sprout chassis. Uses 6v NiMNH battery pack
Next to obstacle avoiding robots, the most common beginner bot would be a line follower. I myself love line followers, and they are some of my favorite weekend … Read more
I just wanted to close the gap between the wheel and the chassis so I created the 20mm wide wheel using basile wheel generator. Read more
Moves! Talks in Minionese! Makes you laugh!
Are  you a fan of the Despicable Me movies? Eagerly awaiting the release of the Minions prequel movie this summer? Time to build your own Minion. You know you want … Read more
A track to provide locomotion.
  OK, I've been asked a few times about the tracks I made from bicycle chain. It's probably easier if I just make a tutorial and then I can direct anyone … Read more
Navigate forward and if detects an object it turns right.
So far I have a non autonomous 4 wheel robot. Using an Arduino Uno, a chasis and four small dc motors I've managed to make a robot that will perform some simple … Read more
  Hello, As the rules to this site state, “Write the best English you can.” I have prepared this article as such and can only hold on to the desire it’s up … Read more
Autonomy, vision, sonar, PID control
This bot, has been a kinda "I'm bored" project. It has taken several iterations over the last few years. Mostly made from scraps and donated material, there is … Read more
An easy to build, Arduino powered, walking robot, with manual IR remote control, with automatic mode that uses ultrasound to avoid obsticles
The parts list Some tie-wraps (for the cabling) Foam tape An Arduino - I used a VISduino An Arduino sensor shield Battery box + batteries - I used 4xAAA in the … Read more
Draws pictures on the floor
Introduction Makeblock is hosting a new Kickstarter project, the mDrawBot kit. I got the chance to test a pre production robot kit. Read more

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A robot made for the Ketchup House contest for the Robotic Day 2015 in Prague with a home-made robotic control board with a “dual-core processor”.

Web Control of Robot (RPi / Arduino) - Software Recomendations

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I am enhancing my Arduino Nano based autonomous collision avoidance robot by adding a Raspberry Pi to stream video to a web page and provide manual control of the robot via buttons on the web page with the video stream.

So far I have installed Apache2 weberver and created a web page using Bootstrap with a button on it, I have successfuly connected the Arduino to the Pi via I2C and using a CGI Python script I can press a button on the web page to turn on an LED. 

Help to create great videos for your robots and stuff
Videos are great to show your projects but, how can we get as many views as possible? Usually preparing good videos takes loads of time and work. With this simple … Read more
Roams around the house.
In a previous post I had introduced EVO-The Evolving Robot. Here is yet another Evolution to EVO as he has lost his legs and has gone wheeled. I am using two MG-995 … Read more
To the doubters* my 8 yo son and I say 'thbbbbbbsbb'. For about £30 we have an Arduino based 3 wheeled robot capable of object avoidance. We've since added a line … Read more
My first attempt at a dancing Chinese lion was rushed and failed miserably. I did however learn a few things from the failure and am attempting to make a fully … Read more
Detects objects based upon reference images provided.
I am working on a new approach to room navigation for a robot and possibly the seeing impaired. After taking reference images and giving them names as you will see … Read more
It's been long since i've worked on a big project. Now i plan to make a 3D printer. As always, i'll stay true to my principles, it should be a low cost out of junk … Read more