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I have finally received my Buccaneer Pirate 3D printer and just started playing around with it. Got off a shaky start of broken filaments and poor adhesion of the … Read more
4 years after making my balancing bliepbot, i planned to make a Johnny-five-like robot. I still had some parts from bliepbot: nimh batteries, parallax motor-wheel … Read more

[PIWARS] GitHub repository set up, OLED scares, new mounts, line follower update

I've finally created a GitHub repository for my code that runs on Lobsang (it was pretty hard to get the local repository program working, but I managed in the end!). It is somewhat patchily commented, so I can't guarantee that it's all completely understandable, but it's there if anyone wants to take a look. The file which may be of interest for people to use themselves is Oled.py- it's customized to my robot, but can still be used without the hardware I have. It's for Pi to SH1106 OLED communication.

I'm working on improving the stride length of the original BoB logic (four servo walk). I decided to add two hip servos and I hope I can get away without adding … Read more
We developed an alternative method for making PCB vias through-hole using a robot. There are several commercial products for making DIY PCB vias. Some based on … Read more
This is my hexapod robot. I call it the MicroHexTT. I dont have much space so i wanted to build a bot around the same size as an msrubug. The bot in whole is a … Read more
Price: $5.3 USD
Polycon 60C is the equivalent to polymorph available in South Africa only. For all other areas I Recomend Polymorph from Dagu. R40.00 per 100 ml 5kg bags are … Read more
Navigates using IR and/or touch sensors and avoids obstacles.
Using a
I recently won a Parallax Boe-Bot robot kit at the Robotics Society of Southern California (RSSC) for coming in 1st place in the Line-Following competition. I had … Read more
      Last days I saw a review of the Official Arduino Robot and I remembered about a project I made some time ago with this robot. The project was dismantled … Read more
Project : Robot asistance First testrun :https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=A168EBA8DE0E6E3F!3701&authkey=!AMQKQtwmOsm650I&ithint=video%2CAVI Why : … Read more
Old HP DeskJet PhotoSmart 1215 printer converted to a can mixer or a wrist watch winder with a control unit based on PIC18F26K22 with alphanumeric LCD display, L293E bidirectional motor driver, rotation counter, current measurement.
A few months ago, I made a simple watch-winder for au Read more
4 axis robot arm with a small gripper and teach function. (In fact: it is a 3 axis robot) This robot can follow. This robot can learn. And this robot can repeat … Read more
Who doesn't want to add lasers to their robot?
When RobotShop posted the call for reviewers of the PulseLight LIDAR-Lite V2 I knew that I needed to throw my hat in the ring. Looking over the specs found here … Read more

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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

Droid functions similar to a Spring Flamingo design for the legs, upper body balances like a "hoverboard" at the hips. Remote control is done with a vr headset, and … Read more
Hello. This is my Johnny Five robot from the movie Short Circuit 1&2 it came as a very plain and simple kit. I have done many modifications to it and I'm happy … Read more
Talk with Arduino via Speech / Voice Recognition Module
How to: Arduino Voice / Speech Recognition  with Geeetech Module [Tutorial].  This video will show you how to talk with your Arduino with the (cheap) Geeetech … Read more

Botboarduino drivers

Ok guys it's been a while since I've been on I'm glad everything is picking back up.

I recently had to wipe my computer after getting a virus. Which means I lost all my drivers and code and etc. I managed to get arduino up and running but my botboarduino needs drivers to work. I'm kinda freaked out about catching another virus and I can't seem to find the correct drivers for ft232 uart. I tried one place but it keeps asking me for a password to open it. And when I point the device manager it refuses to see the zip file.

My artificial neuron approach

February 12, 2015

A single artificial neuron can represent some simple Boolean functions like OR, AND or NAND and some like XOR not, because a single artificial neuron can only learn linearly separable mappings.

Example. Perceptron for the AND function:

walks on two legs using four servos
this is the next evolutionary step from my trashbot version 1. i decided that i want to build more robots made from recycled mechanical parts instead of shaping … Read more