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Displays a message in the air when waved
Here's my take on the "air writer" POV display. I decided to go minimal, so all you need is: 1x ATTiny85 processor chipCoin cell battery5x leds1x resistorI wanted … Read more
Over the past 3 years I've been working on my Wall-E project with a lot of set backs because of design flaws, choosing the wrong materials, learning as i go and so … Read more
UPDATE: 2015-05-24 IT'S DEAD. I abandoned the build and used the parts for other projects! Kossel 3D printer inspired pick-n-place robot. no particular purpose … Read more
Drives around inside, avoiding obstacles. Uses PICAXE 28, Sharp IR distance sensor, Bump Switch
Update - 23 May 2015 It's been a while since I first posted my SH robot, but in the meantime I've been tinkering about with it in my sparetime, mainly playing … Read more
In this “Fun with Python” part we don't need anything from part 1 or 2. But if you like this, then you should have a look at them. The World Wide Web is a … Read more
TITAN is a super sized Wild Thumper designed for jobs such as lawn mower, snow plow or fire fighting robot. I blogged the initial construction of this prototype … Read more
Prints Dreams
After a successful Kickstarter and a few gremlins to vanguish, the Overlord is on the move and today (19/05/2015) I got to unpack it.  yes the box indicator was a … Read more
Moves around with its three wheels
Is it possible for anyone to build a cheap yet scalable robot from recycled parts? Read more
If you haven't read Part1, you should read that first. So at the end of part one we had a window or the framebuffer to draw some texts and other things. But it's … Read more
Teachs you the basics on machine learning with practical applications and open or paid software
Bored about fool robots? Do you want to give your robot a spark of intelligence? Read more
Detects boundaries and avoids obstacles with computer vision only
This robot can navigate a room with OpenCV running on an Nvidia Jetson TK1 board and a single Logitech C920 USB camera.  This is a true vision only solution, no … Read more
This is not a “start programming with python” tutorial, since I think if you know any other programming language, you should with the help of the www find your … Read more
Ok, I’m not 100% sure if anyone will be interested in this, however as far as I have seen, this site leans more towards software and electronics, than mechanical. … Read more
Swivels, lifts, and grabs.
Picked up a neat wooden robotic arm that uses three linked pairs of syringes as a hydraulic system. One pair swivels the base. Another lifts and lowers the arm. The … Read more

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Here's my partial build of my six-wheeled GardenerBot. Ideally it will at least drive around the yard successfully! :D Based on the Wild Thumper design idea. Using … Read more
This is the tilt part for a pan&tilt am working on for a solar tracker , but the bracket been altered for a greater angle of movement  for a little camera … Read more

Building Scatolot MK IV

With 3d printed BaasWheels!
For offroad conquer!
Or awful slippage on flat surfaces

Scatolot+mearm!
Needs to be fixed to the base somehow.

Hexapod navigating using CV and lasers
This hexapod sends out a laser beam and detects objects by looking at the reflection using a camera. Unlike most other CV robots this one works better when it's … Read more
unlocks when knock in the correct way
So basically it's just a box that unlocks when you knock the secret knock, the locks when you get it wrong If anyone else wants to make one here’s the … Read more
Measures my Heart activity on a FPGA chip
At Last I have been able to experiment with my  terasic Deo_Nano FPGA Development Board. It uses an Altera Cyclone IV, EP4CE22F17C6N, FPGA chip. My example above … Read more

Parametric Printable Meccano

Here a link to a parametric meccano model.

If you know really little about OpenSCAD you can easily configure this file to make meccano-like pieces.
I modeled it because i need often to whip up a mechanical prototype, for hackatons, demo or just playing around :)
At the moment there are the plain piece, the 90° and 45° bent pieces and the C shaped piece, like in the image.

Built few light saber before but this is my first multi color Lightsaber. LED string was finished years ago but never really finish this project and I think it's … Read more