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ROV - Connecting the core electronics

After last week’s successful test of the main body and cable connector, I started to assemble all the electronics. I made a big cable winder with about 80meters of CAT5+metal cable. In the middle of the winder will be the wireless access point (battery powered), this will allow me to wind down and up the ROV while also having connectivity with it.

I am back. My older work was posted under Prettybird, but that account stopped working. This one of my newer designs. It uses a back steering wheel instead of a … Read more

Mr Loboto

I was looking at Digi01's Turbot and thinking how cool it was to have a robot that could move and react to stimuli without any software. Some poking around showed me that the original Turbot was a creation of Mark Tilden, the inventor or BEAM robotics.

BEAM stands for Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics, Mechanics. It is a style of robot making that takes it's inspiration from biology. Most BEAM robots are controlled with simple analog circuitry rather than a microcontroller.

Cutting the pieces, and putting them together

2 kilogrammes of various colours of plexiglassAfter waiting longer than expected (some issues during transit) I finally received my batch of plexiglass a few days ago. While waiting for it, I used my time to carefully design the body parts in a CAD program.

AGV

So this is my latest robot that I am working on. It consists of an arduino uno, 2 servos from the car and a Memsic 2125. I bought the memsic 2125 form radio shack. … Read more

HEXACOPTER

In film it says the hexacopter left up nearly 6kg(13 pounds) in the air.

That's kinda powerful...

Self-balancing Bicycle

I am now thinking of building self-balancing bicycle.

WCRG 2011

The Western Canadian Robot Games just happened last month.  I wasn't able to go but sent my teams robots to run for the mini sumo competition.  We came out second again this year.  Hopefully I can actually attend in person next year.  I am working on some new robots and hope to have them up here soon.  The sumos are currently in Ottawa now for their regional competition.  Enjoy the video :)

Navigate by commands from android device or computer
Using a
Update #2 10th June, 2011 Added another video showing the robot doing tight pirouettes on a small kitechen scale. Update 10th June, 2011 Added new pictures, which … Read more
  Well, it's about time for another Walter Update. Busy Busy. I won't (and can't) describe the many, many hardware changes --or to the point, the transition from … Read more
It all started here... http://letsmakerobots.com/node/26267 Once again, I set out on a quest to build yet another controller. I don't know what to call it really, … Read more
Robots of technical garbage! Assemble your robot from improvised stuff, broke TV sets, DVD, printers, and so. Fantasy sdes limitless. The robot can even just to blink, or move without thinking.

A forced change of plans

A couple of months ago I started talking here about building a hexapod. I had it all planned out, made drawings, chose materials, hardware, electronics, made myself a shopping list and was good to go.

If you are working with tiny electronics, and made a soldering error - this might help :)
Recently I had to suck up some tin, tiny-tiny.. And my sucker was way too large. I had a stroke, and came up with the thought of using a telescopic antenna :) (See … Read more

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Navigate by Ultrasound, IR and compass. Self charging
Using a
  Current Hardware:Picaxe 40x22 x Pololu Motor ControllersTilt compensated CompassAPC220 Wireless Serial (1 Km Ran Read more
Robot rover controlled by a NRF24L01+ transceiver
Using a
I wanted a rover with longer range (WIFI is to short). On this robot the video and control signals is transferred by a NRF24L01+. The video is very low resolution … Read more
Amplifies the wearer's strength, provides haptic feedback and environmental information, aids in disaster relief missions remotely if necessary.
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Checks local temperature from the Yahoo Weather API and Temboo converts to INT.
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This is OSIRIS a rover style robot that I will hopefully modify with autonomous gps control. Right now it is controlled with a 2.4 gigahertz aircraft radio and a … Read more

Open FURBY

Open FURBY is an open community-based project with the goal of providing low-cost social robot platform based on FURBY® toy from Hasbro®.

Cutting Acrylic sheet

I've been asked how to cut acrylic with a hot wire cutter - I made my own and there are a few plans for how to do this on instructables etc. This was my take on the idea which I find works OK for me... - see the file attached