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Hi everybody! First of all, I want to thank all of you guys who's robot projects and blog entries make this site such an amazing place! You all ignited my passion … Read more
A vibrating robot I made for my little brother's 10th birthday. It has 2 batteries, a led and a vibrating motor from cellphone, all on a 20pin IC stand. The 2 … Read more
That is the most useless but the most incredible of my robots. It is constructed simply with a booster and a PICAXE 08M is all. Read more
Wanders around, avoids walls via ultrasound, will clean the floor
Using a
Hey there, this is my wanderer robot based on TI Launchpad, it builds on a tip about reading distances that come encoded in pulse width that i posted earlier. The … Read more
Turns when exposed to any light. It can turn left or right
This is my robot Robo. I built him a while back for my daughter to enter in a recent robot gathering in town. He really moves in an interesting fashion. I had that … Read more
Avoid Obstacles, Search for charging station when battery is low.
Using a
This robot normally goes around avoiding obstacles and (sometimes) edges until its batter drops low. Then the robot goes towards a 38khz pulse instead of away from … Read more
Act as a mobile chassis platform for the NINA robot.
Using a
NINA's new robotic chassis. The first one was rediculously heavy! This one is still very sturdy and strong and I can lift it with one arm! All aluminum material … Read more
nothing yet, soon it might walk
Using a
A.P.O.S.T.O.L. is short for Armoured Prototype Of Systematic Takeover Of Land. It doesn't make much sense, but when me and my robotics group were thinking of a name … Read more
Navigate around via sharp IR
Using a
I got the parts yesterday and i done building it already :) Read more
  This is a review of the BahBots 1284p controller board designed by: Glen Aidukas and Eddy Wright glena Unboxing: Read more
This is a small walkthrough with some tips on how to vacuum mould, in this example, a holder to a LiPo from a cell phone
Update; Version with motors here: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/23312 I would like to play around with old cell phone LiPo's. I figured it was a nice way to get … Read more
Drives, proves concept of all-in-one vacuum moulding
With reference to this: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/23285 Ok, not sure if this qualifies as a robot. Yet. But I may be moulding a top for it, and add some logic … Read more
Let's take a look at Text-to-Speech & show you an example of how objects can be used.  My other tutorials (including my written objects guide) are here. The … Read more
It moves in any light, but the best movement is in direct sunlight.
Hello This is Tipsy my robot that I made from parts I had around my workshop. His main drive motors and wheels are an old cassette player. The solar panel is new. … Read more
Specification: Suggested Voltage:4.5V DC No load Speed:90±10rpm No Load Current:190mA(max.250mA) Torque:800gf.cm min Size:20*20*64   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