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BJ is based on the Parallax Stingray robot. I ordered the chassis before I went on vacation. Since I just got back, I hope to build it this weekend. I am planning … Read more
Controls arduino's Inputs and Outputs
UPDATE - 15 September 2010: Here is the second version.  No crossing lines this time, the digital pins are broken in two blocks, and the enumeration of them goes … Read more
This is yet another line-follower. I could not not have a line-follower. The controller card is a "cubloc CB230" home "Lextronic.fr. He owns a radio remote control … Read more
Robot disque dur C'est un robot construit sur la base de 3 disques d'un HD usagé. Temps de construction, avec le programme 12 heures Il est programmer pour eviter … Read more
Eliminates the opponent inside the Nano-Sumo ring
Using a
  This is our Nano-Sumo robot. I say "our" because it is a team effort between Patrick McCabe and myself. Here is the link to Patrick's Electronics post. We talked … Read more
Navigate around via ultrasound, aka he avoids obstacles.
Using a
My first robot with very little to show. He's built on the top of a container and uses code I got off the internet. I want to learn more about programming and … Read more
run around, avoid obstacles after bashing into them
Using a
This is Mr Shark Fin Soup. Hes a Frits Basic Robot but with a deadly twist. I used the Morphibians Land Shark RC car as the base for this bot. These are great … Read more
A cheap LED matrix driver run by an Arduino
I’ve set out designing what I’d like to call Arduquee, a Arduino powered Marquee. The idea is this, low cost LED matrix driver boards that are easy to work … Read more
  I give you the Nano Sumo bot, a collaborative project between myself and Gary. View Gary's post on Mechanics here I think this bot "is" many things. Smallest … Read more
My first ever robot, built from parts freely available from most Electronics shops. Built around an Arduino Mega 1280, two 100:1 3V geared motors from MFA, two 3 AA … Read more
Drives until obstacle detected, plus colour object tracking
Using a
I've spend too many years thinking about building my own robot and feel like I've found a group of like-minded folk with this site. :-)  I'd like to share my … Read more
A free building material that's easy to work with and sturdy
A little video tip on using wire hangers as a construction material.  Just remember; Don't cut hangers with your dikesRemove the coating before soldering.  Even … Read more
Fades and flashes and keeps away the closet monster
Insired by Geir Andersen's RGB Nightlight, I thought I'd build one for my daughter. She's just started having nightmares (she's 3 years old) and wants the lights … Read more
Control a Servo with a Ping Sensor in about 5 minutes
Using a
When I did the Web Clicker, I picked up a copy of ViewPort for debugging and it was a lifesaver.  ViewPort was designed by Hanno Sander.  He also developed an … Read more
Follows a line and avoid obstacles, Make sound with a piezo speaker
Using a
This is my entry for the DAGU "Beginners Robot Chassis Challenge". It is prelimary named Pacman, but the name maybe change in the future. Pacman was my first idea, … Read more

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This weekend David Frank, Ryan Niemocienski, and I made a pancake robot for the 2015 Ohio State University Makeathon. Read more

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The new droid from Star Wars. Whoever makes one first wins at LMR this year.
Drive around and shoot BB's
17.04 - Partial encoder success It's alive!(kind of). The movement in the video is a bit slow and jumpy as I am filming with one hand and using two joysticks with … Read more
Walks down slopes using gravity, makes his owner smile.
Wobbly is a 3D-printed, gravity-powered, walking automaton. He basically walks down slopes. Read more
There are many ways to build a robot, from scratch a kit, a prebuilt system or combination of any of these methods. The path we will take here will be mostly from a … Read more
Hello all, This is my first robot with programming so I would be glad, if you gave me some tips if you find any issues in the code. My robot is based on an AT-AT … Read more
Made a simple robotic one finger piano plinker using two servos, Arduino Uno, some aluminum flashing and a fishing pole for the sliding rails. You get a gold star … Read more
A study on PWM outputs at Tiva C Series TM4C123G Launchpad Evaluation Kit (EK-TM4C123GXL)
After some months form Read more