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Drives, proves concept of all-in-one vacuum moulding
With reference to this: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/23285 Ok, not sure if this qualifies as a robot. Yet. But I may be moulding a top for it, and add some logic … Read more
Let's take a look at Text-to-Speech & show you an example of how objects can be used.  My other tutorials (including my written objects guide) are here. The … Read more
It moves in any light, but the best movement is in direct sunlight.
Hello This is Tipsy my robot that I made from parts I had around my workshop. His main drive motors and wheels are an old cassette player. The solar panel is new. … Read more
Specification: Suggested Voltage:4.5V DC No load Speed:90±10rpm No Load Current:190mA(max.250mA) Torque:800gf.cm min Size:20*20*64   Read more
Specification: Suggested Voltage:3V DC No load Speed:65±10rpm No Load Current:125mA(max.170mA) Torque:800gf.cm min Size:43*45*15   Read more
Price: $362 USD
DS1052E 50 MHz Digital Oscilloscope Read more
That's right, an oscilloscope that is free. And costs no money either. Almost as cool a Frits'o'scope. Xoscope is a piece of software that runs on Linux. Windows … Read more
Explores via Ultrasound, plays "Zelda's Lullaby" when stuck
Using a
    This is my first robot.  I started fiddling with microchips as a break from high level programming.  I like feeling more in touch with the low level … Read more
Price: $49 USD
The Propeller Platform USB is an open-source platform for building your own electronics projects. Features Read more
Provides encoder measurements to a geared motor
Recently I hacked some servos for fun. While I had the servos open and had removed all the electronics, it occurred to me that there was a lot of space in there … Read more
Price: $15 USD
This board is based on the Arduino, its freaking awesome!!! It goes faster than normal Arduinos... since its red, comes in a kit, its cheap due to the removal of … Read more
Displays amazing 3D animations
I've been looking around the web and I found these nifty cubes of LEDs. There weren't really clear instructions on to build one, but I feel like i can figure it … Read more
So it was a long time since i wanted to play with a supercapacitor. I found a good deal on ebay for some 4F, 5.5V capacitor. The first thing i made is a micro … Read more
Finished today, after weeks and weeks of planning and construction, a new pair of hands for my Robonova, inspired by the Mellissa hands. The time taken is a best … Read more
Navigates with commands from a wireless nunchuck
Using a
This is my first robot(arduino based). It is currently incomplete. I started by getting some standard hitech servos, and then modifying them by removing both the … 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

Hi;

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