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Robot pulls back ball on Newton's Cradle
I got tired of pulling the ball back on my Newton's Cradle so automated it. Three servos, Arduino and chopsticks make for an entertaining Newton's Cradle robot. … Read more
walks on two feed partially dynamically stabilised
over the last eight weeks i had rarely time to work on it but still wanted to share this with my beloved community. i changed the chest to house two batteries and … Read more
My boys and I are using an Android phone, solar panel, and a bluetooth relay controller to make an autonomous solar robot boat.  The phone has display, touch … Read more
A brief description about new open free courses online about Robotics, what they offer and what they lack
Last years we are seing new robotics courses online like the Embbeded Systems or Underactuated Robots from MiT. Read more
Testing basic functionalities on the Tiva C LaunchPad board and the Code Composer Studio v6 software
Checking (and finding) a better full software for firmware development for Tiva C boards Read more
Detects an obstacle in front, reverses, turns around then walks the other way.
Hi All, This is my first ever working arduino hexapod. Hardware used: Beetle(Arduino Leonardo)mcu from dfrobot.com 3 x 9g servo from hobbyking 300mah lipo from … Read more
A basic comparison between a new low power microcontroller and an known one produced by the same manufacturer (in progress)
Disclaimer: information stated in this article is for educational purpouses and under review. Not design decisions should be made solely with this information. You … Read more
Learns through pattern recognition, drives very manoeuvrably, calculates best action from success of previous actions.
If you are familiar with the combined work of the late Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter, then you will understand why I have called this robot Lobsang. If not, I … Read more
The skeleton of lasi.us... I'm still working on the brain. First approach was a board by basic micro but i seems limited in scaling and adding extentions. Now i am … Read more
Detects human face and navigates toward face, stopping at a certain distance away from the face
Using a
OpenCV on the Raspberry Pi detects human faces. I modified the script to move the robot left or right based on the coordinates of the detected face so that the face … Read more
sharing an experiment connecting a robot to Martin's 'shared brain' using a simple Python module
No matter how many hours we spend hacking code in our basements, our robots remain, shall we say, not the brightest lights in the harbor. Read more
Will explore the world autonomously, eventually.
This will be my mech like biped named "Troublesome", current version 0.8. Code name "Mao". Why Mao? Because it's 100% Chinese of course and since I live in the … Read more
A BiPed is born. Here is the biped I have been working on. It uses 8 MG995 servos, the Veyron 24 Channel servo controller, two 3.7v Lipo batteries and a Windows 8 … Read more
bowden modification of prusa mendel i2
    Modding the prusa mendel i2 for a bowden  system     Read more

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Overlord review part 2: Print the World From the unboxing the overlord has printed some stunning pieces but their where those niggling issues in the firmware " … Read more
Update 5th july 2015: Added another video, arm is moving. I've written a function that takes 3 values as input, these values are the angles of the motors. So I can … Read more
Currently I'm working in Intel's Jimmy 21st Century Robot 3D Printed Shell, since I do not have the correct dimensions, the files are parametric and were created in … Read more
A robot made for the Ketchup House contest for the Robotic Day 2015 in Prague with a home-made robotic control board with a “dual-core processor”.

Web Control of Robot (RPi / Arduino) - Software Recomendations

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I am enhancing my Arduino Nano based autonomous collision avoidance robot by adding a Raspberry Pi to stream video to a web page and provide manual control of the robot via buttons on the web page with the video stream.

So far I have installed Apache2 weberver and created a web page using Bootstrap with a button on it, I have successfuly connected the Arduino to the Pi via I2C and using a CGI Python script I can press a button on the web page to turn on an LED. 

Help to create great videos for your robots and stuff
Videos are great to show your projects but, how can we get as many views as possible? Usually preparing good videos takes loads of time and work. With this simple … Read more
In a previous post I had introduced EVO-The Evolving Robot. Here is yet another Evolution to EVO as he has lost his legs and has gone wheeled. I am using two MG-995 … Read more