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calculates the speed, diameter or rpm for your robot
Hi guys ;)   Back again with something cool for you... so here it is... This is a program to calculate: speed - knowing your wheel diameter and rpmwheel diameter - … Read more
this is my first robot that walks, made in 2006, learning and testing components to participate in LARC2006, Cowbot category. truncated using two servos, motor and … Read more
Navigates around via ultrasound, reacts on brightness, emits blue cold light by chemiluminescence
Using a
This project shall be another step to combine robotics and chemistry. Mr. Firefly is able to emits blue cold light by chemiluminescence. For this attempt, luminol … Read more
 Here you can find Version 2.0: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/19239         Read more
We all know that a robot is supposed to move. Without movement, a robot is just dull. The same goes for pictures of robots. We wanna see them move! Here are a few … Read more
Schmartboard EZ review and tips on using it
I picked up the SchmartBoard EZ while working on a USB-Serial circuit using FTDI's FT232R. It's an SSOP package with 28 pins, so I ran over to Fry's to pick up … Read more
Hi guys, this is my next small project. This is a snail, a robot with three servos. He is bulit almost from polymorph. Read more
Rotary Encoder - For positional feedback of a Geared Motor
 My Latest Project "Swiss Milka Cow" needs some Positional feedback on 3 of its motors. What follows is my Solution using a Standard Geared Motor and a QRD1114 … Read more
Geir's RGB night light was such an inspiration I just had to make my own.  Instead of Picaxes I decided to use ATTiny 2313. At first I tried to program it with C … Read more
Test bed for a 6 legged, 3 servo walker.
Using a
I was so impressed by the video of the Pololu hexapod walker I thought I'd have a go at one of my own.  This is a rebuild of my initial attempt using a PicAxe … Read more
Navigates by sonar and carries a multimeter around
Using a
This little guy exists as a courtesy. He makes his binary way to the nooks and crannies of the house in case someone there might need to measure a resistor or … Read more
Walking, Balancing, Competing in Mech Warfare
Using a
First post here but figured I would share my most recent work; an EX-106+ servo based custom humanoid robot named Giger. This bot was designed in Autodesk Inventor, … Read more
follows a black line on a white surface
Using a
Hi guys....     Finally today arrived the last order for this robot... the wheels and the caster....   I took me 2 night of CAD-ing...   Read more

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Sad story about Chopstick Junior and Campus Party Berlin 2012

Well, let me begin with an introduction of the robot and the event but you need to promise me to read it to the end...or just the end if you don't have time.

Kossel 3D printer inspired pick-n-place robot. no particular purpose yet. As the name implies, every measure is more or less eyeballed. Nothing is precise in this … Read more
Herman is an off-road (Kind of), obstacle avoidance robot using an Arduino Uno. He is based around a plywood chassis and uses balsa and some hard wood in his … Read more
A rover with 4 directional wheels.
Andromina robot v.1.2 is a 4WD robotic platform with four directional wheels. The four wheels can independently turn. The robot can maneuver multiple ways. The … Read more
Sharing my work in progress on an autonomous "search and rescue" robot. The ambition is to create a robot which explores my living room starting at a random … Read more

Kirchoffs Voltage Law and Current Law - is there easier math for this?

I think I understand the simple examples for this law, thought the math (algebra) is a bit daunting as its been many many years since high school, and I wasn't very good at it then. The more complex examples make me dizzy.  I have to believe there is an easier way to understand and use this law in my robots circuits. Or is this something that I will rarely use? Is there an easy "rule of thumb"?

Here is an example from the class, not even terribly complex, but seems that way for me.

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