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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

bug

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
gyro wheel toy plays itself
New video using smoothing routine(linear) and my bicycle speedometer reed switch. Using the smoothing routine only on the downstroke. Much smoother operation … Read more
I thought it was time to tell a little about the application I'm working on these days. Though very far from finished, it's starting to look like something bit by … Read more
AuMac A multitask robot for children and security surveillance   Read more
Update 20-09-2014 I've finally finished stuffing all the electronics into a compact space so it isn't a big mess of wires...kind of like a small,fat  R2D2 :D As … Read more

RG2

New Video 8-24-14      RG2 combines several ideas i have been thinking about for a few years.      With one CR Servo it can go forward or turn left or right. … Read more
HelloSpoon is intended to help children with upper limb difficulties, special needs and elderly to have a fun and happy breakfast, meal and dinner time.
Hello to everybody! Read more

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Arduino and a Chinese 32 channel servo controller

I bought a Chinese USC 32 channel servo controller on ebay a month ago. Last weekend I finally found some time to try it out. But I can not get it to work with my Arduino Mega, actually I thought there was something wrong with the board, unitl I downloaded the Chinese software for it, which lets you test the board. I connected 2 servos and the sliders in the program let the servos move. So the board works when using USB.

This is the link with the manual: http://www.torobot.co/usc32-manual

Spinning line follower or maze solver
I've now attached a 3D model in Sketchup. Scamper started as an experimental omni wheel platform. The challenge with omni or mecanum wheels is that you need precise … Read more

Depression

Not many people understand chronic depression. I doubt anything I write here will solve anything, but I think it's important that people recognize the signs of depression and learn to recognize them in themselves and their loved ones.

Most people make the mistake of confusing depression with depression. See, I've just done it myself. One problem for English speakers is that the word for depression (as in a chronic life-threatening mental illness, most often inherited) with depression (as in being sad for a few weeks due to a known cause).

Sugru, New bot building material.

I found this on YouTube and thought it was a pretty neat way to make some strong, flexible, temperature resistant robot parts. All the info is in the video, but basically it is like polymorph, only silicon based. Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_756411&feature=iv&src_vid=azhI2yFsJVU&v=QCifobRF9Ac

Questions about Wild Thumper 6WD with Wild Thumper Robot Controller

This is my first post and my first attempt at starting a robot and programming said robot. I have some questions regarding my Wild Thumper 6WD with Wild Thumper Robot Controller.

I had bought a RC Car from walmart for about $15 to use with the Arduino Motorshield a while back (see here). Fortunately, I had taken some pictures before I … Read more