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Balances without gyros - arduino, hc-sr04, continuous servos
Here's my slightly unusual balancing bot. Normally balancing bots use motors and gyros,but my minimal bot uses just servos and an untrasonic distance … Read more
Blendering your Python Code. Here is a walkthrough showing how to implement Python scripts in Blender. Blender can be used as a powerful Gui to not only display … Read more
Telepresence. Human/Computer interaction (speech, movement). Autonomous mode using A* in a controlled environment.
Using a
Update 10/29/2014 Read more
Quick and simple tester for LIPO voltages
This was a quickie project for checking LIPO voltages before parallel charging and can also check individual cell voltages of multi-cell batteries or anything using … Read more
ok so this is the stalled K9 mark Pom, I have a Cubie Truck3 for the main brain so I can run the ROS on it. and that is where it stalled lol I have 4 vex omni … Read more
Sense light levels
This is my first project so it may not be very impressive. This  costed arpund $10 to build however I am in the UK... What the project does: if the light level is … Read more
Description: The purpose of the project is to design a robot that can be controlled by human voice. The first video shows the test of the robot. The second video … Read more

Q

test bed for four wheel drive, and hits everything
    Q is my introduction to four wheel drive rover designed to be used with the picaxe 28x2 shield but any controller with  four motors and four servo's will … Read more
Was in home for a one day holiday. Decided to do something. Was pretty simple to make, with ATMEGA by my side. Video quality isn't so good bcoz i am in a hurry, and … Read more
Allows any Arduino board to accept commands from an IR receiver
Most homes these days have at least 1 infrared remote control for controlling the television. These remote controls can also be used to control robots or even to … Read more
I have seen some great quadruped robots on this site in the past few years and always wanted to build one myself. It became one of the most time-consuming projects … Read more
This is my snow plow bot. It is currently RC but I want to convert it to wireless for internet control.Weighs about 200 pounds. Some Specs: Read more
The robot shown here, which is based on factory parts. The HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensing type distance measuring device used. The sen Read more
Learns from Listening and Asking Questions, Tracks Colors and Heat, 6 Web Services, Database of Learned Knowledge
Using a
10/20/14 Update - It's all about Wolfram Alpha Read more
Balances on two wheels
This robot is called Wheelee. It is simple inverted pendulum robot made on arduino. Firmware, Matlab model, Android application and some articles are on Github … Read more

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Soldering tutorial

Hey there

When first starting out on electronics, I found soldering really frustrating, mainly because I was missing a few good tips and tricks that make it a breeze! So I've just finished off a video tutorial, and thought I'd post it here in case anyone finds it helpful :)

http://robotblogging.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/beginners-guide-to-soldering.html

-Chris

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.