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Identifying Objects, catch this Object and transport to another place. Background: Robby2.0 should cleanup our nursery from my daugther ;-)
    This is my first Arduino project. I had controll my Robby with zigbee communication but i will make a sepparate documentation and place … Read more

Getting angry about the availability of electronic components in Europe?

Hi there,

it has been a while and I am still working on the stereoscopic vision issue for my small robot. Meanwhile I learnt, that the Parallax Propeller chip is by far to slow to handle and stream-edit an BT.656 conforming digital video stream, at least for what I have in mind. Therefore I am now working on a hardware-based video filter made of discrete components - a poor man's FPGA, so to say.

Autonomous roaming using bipedal movement and 6-servos
Using a
This is a biped robot named conVERSE. This is a modified BRAT kit from Lynxmotion. A truly fun build, by the way. The Basic Atom Pro mounted onto a Bot Board is … Read more
This is FLAMEbot. He's a heat seeker. Draw the shades and darken the room. Light a butane lighter and FLAMEbot will follow the heat/light source.  Hold the … Read more

Review: Hobbybotics Hobbyduino Mini

 

Introduction

Brooksware2000 (Curtis) nicely sent me a couple of ATMega 328 chips flashed with the Arduino boot loaders, since I had mentioned that I wasn't set up to flash the chips I had myself. He included an Arduino clone board he made, and asked me to let him know what I thought. And so I bring you a review of the Hobbybotics Hobbyduino Mini!

Normally locked rotation? Power-off brake?

Thinking about the mechanicals of this a little more, I've been considering servos and steppers.  I don't need speed or precision, really.  But I do need to be able to move in either direction, which I now understand to be complicated with servos.  So I considered steppers, which at least can move in either direction. 

Control a robot using your iOS device with ExternalAccessory framework using a SkyWire MFi cable, an RS232-TTL adapter and a pair of … Read more

POV Via Dog

 

If you don't think this is wonderful, you should be slapped.

POV via dog.

 

roams until obstacle or edge...turns left and continues
Here is LEFTY, a BEAMbot based on Mark Tilden's BEAM sumobot as found in the awesome book: Junkbots, Bugbots and Bots with Wheels. The original design called for a … Read more
Shoot who i want, what I want, and whenever I want :)
Using a
*Price is just for turrent not camera! Video is an attachment up top! Hi LMR and guests! Read more

First Blog Entry

 

The image of my bot here is why I don't use my webcam much! :-) 

But you can get a basic idea what it looks like. The box in front contains 4 AA cells, the 9 volt battery is behind the barely distinguisable Sharp IR range-finder. The blue pc board is the Uno (Arduino). The black cylinder object in the back is a piezo-buzzer.

Controling robotic arm with human hand
Using a
This is my project Robotic Arm control system. I can controll any robotic hand with my human hand, i only need to put glove on my hand and thats it. PIC16F877 is … Read more
Just spins toward the amusement of its creator
This simple motor is as simple as it gets. It's also how we can all make short circuits legitimate entertainment. I truly need to get out more. I added one … Read more
I recently got in a few parts to complete my smd soldering station and I would like to share my experience along with you. I found that I have started wanting … Read more

Chumby - Ro-Bot-X's Living Room & MyRobotLab

Ro-Bot-X and I are working together even though we are 2500 miles away !

Hey Look... I can see Ro-Bot-X's living room through the eye of the bot he's currently working on ! (Hopefully he won't mind me posting it :) )


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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
Controlled immersively, FPV video feedback projected to Oculus Rift in real-time
Hi everyone! It has been a long while since I last posted to LMR, hope you're all doing well and spreading the cult of hobby robotics!! Lately I've been thinking … Read more
This is robot SPR-Bitz. At the moment it's comprised of bits of leftover 3d Printer filiment thay I had from other projects. It's based on a poppy 3d printed robot. … Read more