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Navigates around via ultrasound on water
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This is my first robot, I started with a boat made out of isolation foam, witch floats really well! The 'Brain' is a Picaxe 28x1 project board and I got the motor + … Read more
Navigate around a table top using IR
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  I've had my Arduino for over a year and had done very little with it until recently.  Mainly because I didn't have the tools or knowhow to actually build … Read more
It automatically programs a bunch of uControllers based on a firmware "playlist" created on PC
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  Well, recently, I needed to have a bunch of AVRs programmed... A big bunch... And as I am really bored on repeated procedures I decided to make a robot to do … Read more
Follows the light from a lighter
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Hi, My name is Zuzu, I live in my masters pocket and usually I sleep at day, but at night, when all the lights goes out, I will wake up and I will seek the most … Read more
Hi LMR...          I think that you often run into the problem with MCU that when you press a button it read it not only one time but often even 50 times or … Read more
Controlls any robot which has a Bluetooth reciever
Hi....           I am building a software wich controls a robot via bluetooth.... It sends out data to the virtual port created with the Bluetooth … Read more
it moves a webcam up and down and right and left.
Well i made this one for a friend . He has a laptop with a broken display but the embedded webcam works fine so he asked me to build a pan-tilt mechanism for this … Read more
Allow just about any sketchup model to be animated within a real time physics engine
I have seen that many users on LMR use google's free sketchup design software to get a rough overview of the appearance of the complete robot. Did you know though … Read more
Run 2 Motors, Fwd and Rev with PWM
I found this site for almost a year ago and I must say it is incredible! Full of useful information and creative, helpful people! When I saw Chris the Carpenter … Read more
Hey guys, (Full disclosure) I work for Trossen Robotics, and this is a prototype for an upcoming product we're making. But- I think it's a pretty cool bot, so I … Read more
I've been working on a home automation project for a while - Jon Williams' Spin Zone column on Sony's IR control format (pdf) got me started on IR control. It's … Read more
Self positioning buoy for scientific use
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Some of you might have read my post on Whirligig http://letsmakerobots.com/node/16995 and its predecessor SEA RENDERING http://letsmakerobots.com/node/21098, and … Read more
Displays images when you shake your head
Hi, this is my POV dispay that I made for my Jamboree troop's gateway. Since I had no way of making it spin or wave, I had to have it just stay stationary while … Read more
Tells you what pipes to hit to play certain songs
Hi, this year I attended the 2010 National Scout Jamboree. My troop's gateway theme was The Blue Man Group, so we built PVC pipe instuments for people to play when … 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
To the doubters* my 8 yo son and I say 'thbbbbbbsbb'. For about £30 we have an Arduino based 3 wheeled robot capable of object avoidance. We've since added a line … Read more