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Explore the history, anatomy and intelligence of robots with this free online course. Test drive robots using exciting simulations
Hi folks! Today has started a new robotics course, this time from University of Reading. Even it's an introductory course, it promise to deliver good foundations … Read more
This Is Clamps, one of my new projects. Clamps is made of mostly Actobotics parts. Read more
Navigates around the attic via RC controller, transmitting video back to the controller.
I've had bats in my attic, or at least in the gable vents of my attic. I needed to inspect the situation, but I REALLY REALLY didn't want to physically go walking … Read more
Driving towards a light source
Hello LMR, I just want you to show one of my current projects. It's a simple light-seeking robot that compares the input voltages oft two Pin's wich are connected … Read more
For a long time I have had this urge to build a 3D printer. Not because I want or need a 3D printer, but simply because of the build it self. As always, cheapness … Read more
This WiFi RC smart car is designed and developed based on ESP-12E from ESP8266, which can be controlled by mobile, PC, and wechat (now just in China). All of … Read more
Wakes a monitor from power down when somebody enter the room
Hacked a cheap PIR sensor into a nasty old mouse to wake up a wall mounted monitor when somebody enters the room. Schematic is super simple, right side shows part … Read more
Make shapes with a laser...
Morning project - laser beams ! I had the following on my desk: Raspberry Pi 22x cheap micro servos from ebay3d printed pan tilt bracket:  … Read more
Provides Rover 5 chassis with motor drivers, power supply and IR sensors
Introduction: The Explorer PCB was designed specifically for the 2 motor / 2 encoder version of the Rover 5 chassis. The Explorer provides all the basic features … Read more
A great robot kit. Reconfigurable and full of features to start on robotics
This is a review on a very well designed robot kit: rero robot kit, ready for children and teenagers (or older) to learn robotics alone, with their teachers or … Read more
Drive around and shoot BB's
07.06 - RC Radio and Mecanum drive success So it has been a while since my last update. Haven't had much time for robots but now I finally had some time and got to … Read more
Walk around and talk with his 5-bit mouth
Ahh... where to begin... First off I have to say thanks to Deshipu for making μBoB. Your tiny rendition of BoB inspired me to build this project. Thank you. Also … Read more
Based on Raspberry Pi Model A+, moving autonomously, obstacle avoiding, line following, maze solving, Braitenberg vehicle
PiBot-A at Raspi Jam »Pi and More«EN: PiBot-A will be present at German Raspberry Jam Pi and More on June 20 in Trier. DE: Ich werde PiBot-A auf der Pi and More … Read more
i made my own packbot, after some test & modify i'll write a tutorial for this robot :-D Read more

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Some time ago I wanted to buy a mearm from Phenoptix in the UK, unfortunately or maybe lucky for me it was out of stock. (You can buy a mearm on the LMR … Read more
Currently I'm working in Intel's Jimmy 21st Century Robot 3D Printed Shell, since I do not have the correct dimensions, the files are parametric and were created in … Read more
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