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UPDATE: 2015-05-24 IT'S DEAD. I abandoned the build and used the parts for other projects! Kossel 3D printer inspired pick-n-place robot. no particular purpose … Read more
Drives around inside, avoiding obstacles. Uses PICAXE 28, Sharp IR distance sensor, Bump Switch
Update - 23 May 2015 It's been a while since I first posted my SH robot, but in the meantime I've been tinkering about with it in my sparetime, mainly playing … Read more
In this “Fun with Python” part we don't need anything from part 1 or 2. But if you like this, then you should have a look at them. The World Wide Web is a … Read more
TITAN is a super sized Wild Thumper designed for jobs such as lawn mower, snow plow or fire fighting robot. I blogged the initial construction of this prototype … Read more
Prints Dreams
After a successful Kickstarter and a few gremlins to vanguish, the Overlord is on the move and today (19/05/2015) I got to unpack it.  yes the box indicator was a … Read more
Moves around with its three wheels
Is it possible for anyone to build a cheap yet scalable robot from recycled parts? Read more
If you haven't read Part1, you should read that first. So at the end of part one we had a window or the framebuffer to draw some texts and other things. But it's … Read more
Teachs you the basics on machine learning with practical applications and open or paid software
Bored about fool robots? Do you want to give your robot a spark of intelligence? Read more
The making of K-9  2.0 video slideshow. K-9 getting to know his new home video. K-9 controlled via a VCN iPhone app video demo. A bit of fun with K-9 at Xmas 2014 … Read more
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 is not a “start programming with python” tutorial, since I think if you know any other programming language, you should with the help of the www find your … Read more
Ok, I’m not 100% sure if anyone will be interested in this, however as far as I have seen, this site leans more towards software and electronics, than mechanical. … Read more
Swivels, lifts, and grabs.
Picked up a neat wooden robotic arm that uses three linked pairs of syringes as a hydraulic system. One pair swivels the base. Another lifts and lowers the arm. The … Read more
Test of a servo with the Hatalogico board in Raspberry Pi
So after some testing with the Adafruit driver for PWM, I could write a little example to move a servo with the Hatalogico. As you can see in the video, in this … Read more
Allows the gamer to immerse herself in the many exciting gaming experiences it has to offer
This is a write-up on my Arduino based hand-held gaming device. I realize it’s a somewhat poshy statement but hey, it is Arduino based, it’s hand-held (Ok, … Read more

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Some time ago I wanted to buy a mearm from Phenoptix in the UK, unfortunately or maybe lucky for me it was out of stock. (You can buy a mearm on the LMR … 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
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
My first attempt at a dancing Chinese lion was rushed and failed miserably. I did however learn a few things from the failure and am attempting to make a fully … Read more