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App controlled using arduino uno, android
The robot will think using a cheap smartphone(<80€) and use gps, accellerometer and compass data from the phone to command arduino through bluetooth or host … Read more
Obastacle avoidance
First Robot Build. Vinny was salvaged from an RC car truck that I bought from the Goodwill for $1.99. Read more
This guy is curious and will explore its surroundings. Equipped with GPS, compass, cameras, ultrasonic sensors, infrared distance sensors, sound, light, pressure, temperature, humidity.... it wants to explore.
This is my robot "Earth Explorer One". My inspiration are the Mars explorer robots and after many years of wanting to build one, I've finally started. Now I would … Read more
capable of moving forward, reverse left and right using single motor
28 Sep 2014 Mechanism and video update: 1st video : Description and Mechanism 2nd video: Full working order 3rd video: Testing with battery Read more
Prowlerbot is designed around a BeagleBone Black as the primary behavior control system and several sub controllers to handle hard real-time work. The Beagle's … Read more
Science, Technology, Engineering, (Art) and Math (STEM / STEAM) curriculum is gaining momentum in K-12 education. It's exciting to see so many new makers and … Read more
This is a hexapod I've been working on for a while. It's a kit from Paul K. The hexapod uses HobyKing HXT900 servos. I was able to get the robot to successfully … Read more
24 Sep 2014 Update: Project still going... Some parts have arrived, still waiting on other parts... and some will be ordered soon. Latest Blog Entry (19 Aug 2014): … Read more
Raspberry Pi B+ SRF05 Servo Tower Pro 9G Module L298 UBEC use in helicopter Battery Pulse 3S 2250 mAh Read more

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UPDATE I stopped working on this version, the new version is here http://letsmakerobots.com/robot/project/bug-20 I have created my first part of my first robot, I … Read more
It communicates with human, responds to sound, used for security monitoring from anywhere.
AuMac A multitask robot for children and security surveillance   Read more
CIRKO was originally conceptualized as a shiny aluminum and brass trimmed robot... but with the popularity of 3D printing, iridescent green plastic seems to do … Read more
Robots can be made out of anything... can't they? Mopsey is a friendly bot' made from craft fur and a few electronics - designed for simple interaction. Very … Read more
ModULO is a robotic action figure that features an animated eye (LED matrix) and heartbeat indicator - running on an Adafruit Trinket. Field tests (Maker Faire NYC … Read more

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Well this seems to be an opportunity to good to be missed! A friend of mine was throwing out (THROWING OUT!!) the aforementioned CNC router. Well he wasnt, his … Read more
This tutorial is still under contruction so please check weekly for updates. I have taken it out of "Draft Mode" because it has a lot of useful information for … Read more
Adds a New Tool to Your Programming Kit
State machines are a nice way to write many programs, especially those for embedded and robotic applications. But for someone new to programming, they often seem … Read more
The Scamper chassis can move in any direction and each motor has a high resolution encoder so it should make an ideal painting robot. Think mobile dotmatrix … Read more
Multiple functions - aims to be an easy to edit robot with lots of accessable variables and functions within the software, these can be implemented in a meaningful in the main loop to make the robot function as desired.
You can see a side view here and a view of the casters here  I worked really hard on that acronym title. Chassis Read more
Arlo is a robot you can build and program. He has far more sensors than almost any other robot. For example, he has 8 sensors in his hands, 6 real and 10 virtual … Read more

Mini Driver Mk II - S4A compatible

For some time now I've been wanting to release a new version of the Mini Driver with the ATmega328P. Then the Boss asked me if our controllers were S4A compatible (Scratch 4 Arduino). Now we do!

Video of Doodle Bot using this board can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j95dTWg2-d0
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This is a robot based on the concept of embodiment and emergence, a concept seemingly proposed by Rolf Pfeifer. It is also based on a presentation I gave in 2011 on … Read more