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this is my first robot that walks, made in 2006, learning and testing components to participate in LARC2006, Cowbot category. truncated using two servos, motor and … Read more
Navigates around via ultrasound, reacts on brightness, emits blue cold light by chemiluminescence
Using a
This project shall be another step to combine robotics and chemistry. Mr. Firefly is able to emits blue cold light by chemiluminescence. For this attempt, luminol … Read more
 Here you can find Version 2.0: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/19239         Read more
We all know that a robot is supposed to move. Without movement, a robot is just dull. The same goes for pictures of robots. We wanna see them move! Here are a few … Read more
Schmartboard EZ review and tips on using it
I picked up the SchmartBoard EZ while working on a USB-Serial circuit using FTDI's FT232R. It's an SSOP package with 28 pins, so I ran over to Fry's to pick up … Read more
Hi guys, this is my next small project. This is a snail, a robot with three servos. He is bulit almost from polymorph. Read more
Rotary Encoder - For positional feedback of a Geared Motor
 My Latest Project "Swiss Milka Cow" needs some Positional feedback on 3 of its motors. What follows is my Solution using a Standard Geared Motor and a QRD1114 … Read more
Geir's RGB night light was such an inspiration I just had to make my own.  Instead of Picaxes I decided to use ATTiny 2313. At first I tried to program it with C … Read more
Test bed for a 6 legged, 3 servo walker.
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I was so impressed by the video of the Pololu hexapod walker I thought I'd have a go at one of my own.  This is a rebuild of my initial attempt using a PicAxe … Read more
Navigates by sonar and carries a multimeter around
Using a
This little guy exists as a courtesy. He makes his binary way to the nooks and crannies of the house in case someone there might need to measure a resistor or … Read more
Walking, Balancing, Competing in Mech Warfare
Using a
First post here but figured I would share my most recent work; an EX-106+ servo based custom humanoid robot named Giger. This bot was designed in Autodesk Inventor, … Read more
follows a black line on a white surface
Using a
Hi guys....     Finally today arrived the last order for this robot... the wheels and the caster....   I took me 2 night of CAD-ing...   Read more
Howto interface QRD1114 line sensor
Hi, everyone! Few days ago one of our new members asked for help with QRD1114. I decided to answer in form of walkthrough, so others can benefit from it as … Read more

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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 weekend David Frank, Ryan Niemocienski, and I made a pancake robot for the 2015 Ohio State University Makeathon. Read more

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The new droid from Star Wars. Whoever makes one first wins at LMR this year.
Drive around and shoot BB's
17.04 - Partial encoder success It's alive!(kind of). The movement in the video is a bit slow and jumpy as I am filming with one hand and using two joysticks with … Read more
Walks down slopes using gravity, makes his owner smile.
Wobbly is a 3D-printed, gravity-powered, walking automaton. He basically walks down slopes. Read more
There are many ways to build a robot, from scratch a kit, a prebuilt system or combination of any of these methods. The path we will take here will be mostly from a … Read more
Hello all, This is my first robot with programming so I would be glad, if you gave me some tips if you find any issues in the code. My robot is based on an AT-AT … Read more
Made a simple robotic one finger piano plinker using two servos, Arduino Uno, some aluminum flashing and a fishing pole for the sliding rails. You get a gold star … Read more