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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
Designed as an introduction to robotics. This robot has some autonomous behavior but is also controlled via the supplied universal TV remote making it ideal for … 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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Hello All, it's been awhile since i've posted and with good reason. I have been busy with the launch of the XLR-ONE V2 robot and it has been a success. The robot … Read more
Hexapod navigating using CV and lasers
UPDATE Aug 3, 2015: I finally uploaded a video showing some basic laser navigation test. Objects lower than the laser and mirrors obviously can't be recognized. … Read more
The insect bot is simple to make, and uses a vibration motor as its head, which is powered by a capacitor as its abdomen, which I salvaged from an old toy plane, … 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
Arduino MINI V3, Bluetooth, Infra LED, Key & Joypad controled robot.
Triple Axis Magnetometer - HMC5883 Using Arduino Nano V3 plate infrared LEDs built a data transmission device, which is controlled using a PC terminal programs … Read more
Learns through pattern recognition, drives very manoeuvrably, calculates best action from success of previous actions.
If you are familiar with the combined work of the late Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter, then you will understand why I have called this robot Lobsang. If not, I … Read more
Get a mBot from makeblock for a review
Update 3 August 2015: makeblock has decided the five lucky members who will review the robots. Here is the list:   Dickel craighissett Read more
ATMEGA16, LDR, Following line control robot
The robot is controlled in this way we also, when we want to move along a specified line. Whether it followed, or as shown in lines (black szigetelőszallag taped) … Read more