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Sends GPS coordinates, buttons, LED's, LCD, buttons, LED's, and more buttons.
Robots with GPS waypoints can develop a list of waypoints, and with more complex robotic systems this can be tricky to manage. VStack (vertical stack, I don't know … Read more
hello all,i am new to bots making.this one is the first. part list: 2*28RPM gear motor, 2*bike spoke as leg, a piece of sheet iron as body to fix the … Read more
I have been working on the Mr. General Kit. The IR Eye seems to be tracking well, still working out kinks here and there, and hopefully I can post a new video of … Read more
My first attempt at a robot, this is mostly just the Arduino robot kit that is a combination of an arduino and pololu kit components.My goal with this was to have a … Read more
Make your code posts 10X more readable! :D
Hi, LMR! What do you think is more readable and takes less time to understand, this: Read more
    In my thesis I am creating a development board for use in the University Labs. This same idea is put here, to develop a mini-version, for purposes of … Read more
Because I have not posted anything in a long time I have decided to post my "Sub Project" I.C.R. the Internet Controlled Robot. This project is really parallel with … Read more
Navigates by IR - avoids obstacles.
Using a
Presented here is my rendition of the Start Here robot using a PIC16F690 and programmed in Assembly with the MPASM Assembler.  In addition to the micro, parts … Read more
For my second project, i decided to upgrade a bit on my first robot. The only extra part is a line follower kit (AXE 121) which i had already acquired from Tech … Read more
Measures waterlevel in overhead tank and sends the data wirelessly to handheld indication device
Here's a nifty project I came up with to help the people at home. It's a system that checks the waterlevel of an overhead tank and sends the data using radio … Read more
moving a little bolt from one side to the other side
Using a
After having some ice cream I got the idea for this robotic arm.     Read more
I think, it is one of the cheapest 3-axis robotic arms. It can move, kick and mainly draw in many ways. It is controlled throught PC, which sends command via serial … Read more
Shoot Bouncy Balls
Hey LMR! I haven't made a post in a while, but I have been lurking.... Read more
Goes to places and plays tunes. Makes me happy and proud.
Using a
my first robot, thanks to frits start here and his help I have built a robot. It is simple, it has a speaker, and two motors, thats all.  Im thinking about putting … Read more
Floid (Prototype 0610) This is the first prototype of Floid, The inspiration came from Frits and his TIRDNKWIIT Robot. The idea being that it will move around by … Read more

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Slave Propeller Robot Control Code (Eddie Firmware)

The embedded video isn't showing up. Here's a link to the latest test of the h-bridge version of the Eddie firmware.

As I've mentioned in several posts, I've been working on modifying Parallax's Eddie firmware.

For better readability I have attached a pdf, which explains how linear regression is used for supervised machine learning. In this paper I also derived the general … Read more

Discuss general guidelines for self-balancing robots

I'd like to start a discussion to collect general knowledge of what to do and what not to do when building a two-wheeled self-balancing robot (SBR for short).  My hope is that this thread can become a somewhat comprehensive set of guidelines to help beginners and non-beginners build their first balancing robot or  achieve a more stable and successful subsequent design.  Things that I would like to understand include:

Printing with trimmer line

As many of the shout box regulars have found out i have my printer up and running. when i finished it i had no material to print with and a massive desire to see my monstrosity work amd remembered something i had read online.People were experimenting with trimmer line (the stuff thats used in weed wackers/weed eaters etc...) but last i had looked into it deltas and bowdens were the new and most people were running 3mm filament. well after looking around i found .065 inch line which measures out to ~1.68mm.

Soldering tutorial

Hey there

When first starting out on electronics, I found soldering really frustrating, mainly because I was missing a few good tips and tricks that make it a breeze! So I've just finished off a video tutorial, and thought I'd post it here in case anyone finds it helpful :)

http://robotblogging.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/beginners-guide-to-soldering.html

-Chris

Arduino and a Chinese 32 channel servo controller

I bought a Chinese USC 32 channel servo controller on ebay a month ago. Last weekend I finally found some time to try it out. But I can not get it to work with my Arduino Mega, actually I thought there was something wrong with the board, unitl I downloaded the Chinese software for it, which lets you test the board. I connected 2 servos and the sliders in the program let the servos move. So the board works when using USB.

This is the link with the manual: http://www.torobot.co/usc32-manual