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Navigate around via IR, Follows a laser, line follower, solve a mace, is awsome
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My first robot YAY My robot is controled by an Mbed and uses 3 sharp IR sensors, 3 LDR and 2 line sensors to follow lasers lins and not bump in to stuff Read more
This is an ongoing robotics project originally conceived to help improve my grandkids science and math grades and to introduce them to a world where you can dream … Read more
As an ongoing project. I have been working on a small robot that could live on my desk as a pet, hence the Deskpet moniker. I’ve done some research into how to … Read more

LMRbot WS2 - Progress made, progress halted

Since the last blog (Applying Murphy) I did all my tricks and other people's tricks but none of them solved the servo jitter problem. What did work in the end was removing all I2C communications. After that my bot happily tracked me as I celebrated the return of some kind of functionality. After some careful consideration I was able to pile the 18M2+20X2 setup into one almost-maxed-out 20X2. Without the need to slave the 20X2 (paired with the problems I'm having), the attractiveness of two-wire I2C communication disappeared.

LMRbot WS2 Edition - Applying Murphy's Law

Dismay. Chagrin. I'm bummed out, man. Failure to meet three deadlines. Well, two really, because the one got postponed. Regardless, this bot has run out of time again. I was making good progress, totally on my way to having a submission for the Make character bot contest. Most of the hardcore fabrication of the bot itself had gone by with only a few mad hatter moments. All subsystems had passed the proof-of-concept tests. I was making progress at an unprecidented rate. That was up until late, late, late last night.

Aquarduino - The remote controlled aquarium(Arduino inside).

Hello everyone ..


The idea of a remote controlled aquarium and generally the control of it using a common pc has been wandering in my mind .

So I decided to start making one .

The idea is to have a common aquarium that can be controlled remotely(the feeding process,information) through the internet hopefully .

The information the user will get through the page I will make for the project is : Ph level and temperature of the water 

Gets funky with it's surroundings
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How to make a Yellow Drum MachineAudiofile Engineering asked me to do a sequel to a robot of mine, Yellow Drum Machine. It was named Yellow Drum Machine II (YDM … Read more
A Complete Design and install solution of mechanical, hardware, electronics, plastic injection, installation and software. 4,250 pixels under glass floor, interactive using real time Vision analysis. Plays Videos. 20 Meters x 5 Meters. R&D and implementation of a suitable Image Processing Pipeline of Fisheye Transform, Affine, Population Threshold, Crop, Blob Size Filter, Smooth Hull, Blob Tracking and Replace of Blobs and show of statistics
An interactive floor uplit with 4,250 pixels, 20 Meters x 5 Meters. Capable of playing Video or doing Vision Tracking Interactive using real time Vision … Read more
Light wieght Desktop Automation- Intelligent Find Pick and Place
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Humanoid Robot: Human Motion Capture and Replay This is a series of clips showing the development of robotics at DesignFeats We also hope to complete our powerful, … Read more

Water Cooled PS3 60 or 80GB & Case mod

First off, I would like to mention I got this PS3 for free, somewhat. After replacing the power switch&eject board and doing the reflow process mmm.. 5 times, I’m up to $80. Due to the $10 thermal compound, fixing it over and over again isn’t practical (plus downtime from BoarderLands is no good). Doing some research I have found water cooling to be an aggressive, hazardous, and practical method of getting that heat away from the chips.

M.T.M.P. + Grass trimmer

Well... bad choice of the motor I guess. I use 2 brushless motors from a quadroter.

The motor is getting slow after cutting grass for seconds. If I have it spin freely it runs OK as long as it should. Any ideas??

(I use 30C 3S lipo 5AH, shouldn't be power problem. )

navigates around looking to put something in a box.
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Hi guys, i've been reading about all of your amazing robots for months now so I thought it must be time to post something of my own. So here it is "Norm"  I … Read more

Routerstation in a Stationbox

Initial components arrived :)  This phase is really just getting the WiFI repeater working, before moving on to the servo control and aiming mechanism.

Received everything from Baltic Wireless on Friday, all very nicely packaged and shipped.  Everything is smaller than I expected, which is good, for some reason I was seeing the StationBox as about the size of an A4/Letter paper sheet, but really it's much smaller than that.  I'm surprised that the panel antenna is 14dbi at its size, but that's all to the good.

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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: