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run around, avoid obstacles after bashing into them
Using a
This is Mr Shark Fin Soup. Hes a Frits Basic Robot but with a deadly twist. I used the Morphibians Land Shark RC car as the base for this bot. These are great … Read more
A cheap LED matrix driver run by an Arduino
I’ve set out designing what I’d like to call Arduquee, a Arduino powered Marquee. The idea is this, low cost LED matrix driver boards that are easy to work … Read more
  I give you the Nano Sumo bot, a collaborative project between myself and Gary. View Gary's post on Mechanics here I think this bot "is" many things. Smallest … Read more
My first ever robot, built from parts freely available from most Electronics shops. Built around an Arduino Mega 1280, two 100:1 3V geared motors from MFA, two 3 AA … Read more
Drives until obstacle detected, plus colour object tracking
Using a
I've spend too many years thinking about building my own robot and feel like I've found a group of like-minded folk with this site. :-)  I'd like to share my … Read more
A free building material that's easy to work with and sturdy
A little video tip on using wire hangers as a construction material.  Just remember; Don't cut hangers with your dikesRemove the coating before soldering.  Even … Read more
Fades and flashes and keeps away the closet monster
Insired by Geir Andersen's RGB Nightlight, I thought I'd build one for my daughter. She's just started having nightmares (she's 3 years old) and wants the lights … Read more
Control a Servo with a Ping Sensor in about 5 minutes
Using a
When I did the Web Clicker, I picked up a copy of ViewPort for debugging and it was a lifesaver.  ViewPort was designed by Hanno Sander.  He also developed an … Read more
Follows a line and avoid obstacles, Make sound with a piezo speaker
Using a
This is my entry for the DAGU "Beginners Robot Chassis Challenge". It is prelimary named Pacman, but the name maybe change in the future. Pacman was my first idea, … Read more
Navigate around via ultrasound, avoid some obstacles, play Monty Python tunes
Using a
Meet Head, the big headed robot. Head's life is really simple being just joy and play. Well, for now at least. That may change in (near) future if I manage to get … Read more
  Всем привет ! Недавно создал статью на сайте http://rassionrobots.ucoz.ru/news/svetofil_na_batarejke/2010-07-02-176 о … Read more
UPDATE - 8. sept. 2010 - first h-bridge and controller board done.--- This is part of my biggest robot project ... It has enough degrees of freedom (5+gripper), … Read more
Price: $19.95 USD
FEZ Panda on sale $19.95 Hi Having had the pleasure of working with the FEZ Domino for a couple of weeks and absolutely loving the board, I would like to tip you … Read more
Allows you to send IR / remote codes in "background"
Hello guys. After hours spent on the internet trying to understand how stuff works i came up with this piece of code. It simply sends out SONY remote codes, but the … Read more
This is BRC, a line following and obstacles avoiding robot made for the Beginners robot chassis challenge.   Parts used: Read more

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This is my first attempt at creating a robot, inspired by Fritz's start here robot! I don't have a name for it yet :( I stumbled upon this sight, & got quite … Read more
I found this nifty resource which outlines how to change the splash screen on a full graphic LCD. He goes into pretty good detail about how to go about it but … Read more
A review of the mBot robot kit by Makeblock, including unboxing/first impressions. Further parts will review assembly, programming and use.
Thanks again to Franciscodr for giving me the opportunity to review another great product - This time, the mBot robot kit by Makeblock! I was going to wait until I … Read more
i want to build a maze walking robot(no wheel) with the minimum number of drivers. this thing refer the standard 2motors BEAM walker,but the  core is a arduino … Read more

Remote Weather Station

This is a work in progress weather station with wireless transmitting, it is made using cheap components, so here is a list of components all purchased off of ebay ecept for my trusty genuine arduino dumelnove, which will be replaced with a $4 uno clone off ebay in the final project. Still need to build enclosures for both the indoor and outdoor units. It is based on this instructable.

http://www.instructables.com/id/SOLAR-POWERED-ARDUINO-WEATHER-STATION/?ALLSTEPS

Transmitter

Obstacle avoidance, distance measurement
This robot is not finished yet, So far it only has obstacle avoidance program, but It will have more features like: line following, light seeking, remote control … Read more
It's just a small robot. It uses 1 AA battery and 2 motors. I attached the wheels with hot glue. Here you have videos: Read more
Robotic parts made with simple tools.
     Even with 3D printers and milling machines accessible nowadays, I guess this post will interest some people. From time to time, I am asked how I produce my … Read more