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Why do we make?

Why do hobbiests make things?  Or more pertinent to LMR - why do hobbiests make robots?

navigates around using IR and tracks motion
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INTRO I haven´t been tinkering with bots long. As a matter of fact, I am rather childish, in the sense that I fall desperately in love with something -bots right … Read more
Autonomous Roaming using 3 holonomic wheels
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As promised, I added one more vid of omniBOT (aka Jon Tyler) to this listing.  J.T. is an autonomous roamer with three servos attached to holonomic wheels. Code … Read more
2 DIY IR proximity sensors.1 Light dependent resistor 1 l293d motor driver1 atmega328 with arduino bootloadersmall speakertamiya gearbox + tank treads bump switch … Read more


Apparently there exists a sum of (200$) to spend on producing LMR swag. So let us discuss and decide what to produce.


MOONBOTS 2011 robot design proposal


Me and a couple of my friends are participating the moonbots 2011 challenge. This is our robot design proposal. Please do read it and suggest improvements






Chassis –

"Kicad is an open source (GPL) software for the creation of electronic schematic diagrams and printed circuit board artwork." I have used Kicad to draw a lot of … Read more
This is Flippy, he was built to win the Cross the gap challenge but I couldn't complete him in time. He is the second (and third) implementation of my third design … Read more
After a long period of inactivity after the failure to get my Atom-R1 project completed (due to it being too heavy for the largest motors I could install in its … Read more

MRL + Kinect

Found a inexpensive kinect sensor on craigslist today..  Built the openkinect libraries..  fired up glview - boom ... Hey .. whataya know ... it works !    Next?  Integration with MRL, SLAM & MAAHR

JORGEroamer is a modified A-Robot from Arrick Robotics. A sturdy and practical platform, this tri-wheel robot affords a unique chassis and steering system. The … Read more
Navigate around via sharp IR
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This is my first robot...a simple SHR. I connected a 7 segments LED mounted on a small breadboard. the LED display "G" when its going forward and "S" when it stops … Read more
Basic robot for testing code and sensors
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Generic experimental Arduino Robot          I put this together one or two years ago and have been fiddling with it ever since. The version in the picture … Read more
This is the XBee remote control done by a guy who basically just know put everything together with not much electronic. Yep, please go easy on me for this one. All … Read more

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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
I am currently developing an new robot - Neurono. The robot will be controlled by a custom build neural computer. The computer consists beside of some sensor/actor … Read more
Simply using a hand from an opensource robot called Inmoov and controlling it through the use of a glove and XBees. The full size robot of the hand can be found at InMoov.fr
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
Navigates via 3 IR Switches, Plays "hide and go seek", makes semi-intelligent course corrections, gives audio and visual feedback via buzzer and lcd display, remote controlable
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I built this robot as an all-around robot to jump start my way into Arduino. I self taught myself everything about this robot from code to hardware and have taken … Read more

Arduino + ESP8266 Wifi Self balancing robot

Hi, I just found (and bought) a cool robot that uses the Arduino Leonardo+ ESP8266 Wifi module to communicate with a smartphone/tablet/Ipad: