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Let's Make Robots at World Maker Faire in NY 26 to 27 Sep 2015!

Come visit Let's Make Robots at World Maker Faire in NY 26 to 27 Sep 2015! Let's Make Robots is a global online community of robot makers since 2008. We love to share our knowledge and have fun letting people play with our robots. Come visit us in the Robots area of Zone 4.

Can be driven around with an Android device, streams video to the host computer
About This is a Raspberry Pi powered robot rover that can be controlled with an Android device in the same Wifi network. It can move forward, backward and sidewise. … Read more
hi guys, after long break, video of our multi robotics system : robots are moving on LCD screen where can be any environment design ; NOT DONE YET, just first … Read more
Uses the ATMega32u4 of the Pro Micro to pass keyboard commands to a PC based on what footswitch is pressed.
UPDATE - I have reworked this project to use a Line6 footswitch to act as the buttons, connected to an arduino 'control box' via ethernet cable. I will update this … Read more

My robot won't get hacked!

Simply out of interest, and for security at PiWars (and other maker venues), I have been working on a security feature for Lobsang. The Pi in Lobsang skips standard login (so the python programs can be run immediately and automatically on booting) so the system is not secure. My solution was inspired by a feature of the Scout robots in CHAPPiE- in the film there is a special USB chip that allows the robot's software to be updated, and without this USB 'key' you cannot 'unlock' and access the robots.

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

Robot family picture

This is my complete robot family. 24 robots so far. Build over the last 15 years. Some of them are dead or incomplete. But most of them works.

A higher resolution image can be found in my flickr album, including tags of every single robot.




Camera controller for time lapse photography, flash control, external event trigger
For my second hobby, photography, I need an intervalometer to make time-lapse photography. Before building one from scratch I searched for a ready-to-use Arduino … Read more
Walkthrough about remote control a robot with an Android phone
What it does? This walkthrough demonstrate how to control an Arduino based robot from your Android cell phone. Different remote modes can be realized. Directy from … Read more

FezBridge - Android Debug Mode meets Fez Domino

FezBridge is an Implementation of the Android Debug Bridge (ADB)  on a .NETMF device, the Fez Domino from GHI electronics. It is based on the MicroBridge project from Inopia alias Romfont. The ADB is available on most Android phones (Andropid v1.6 or higher). This is one of the advantages against the Android Open Accessory mode. which runs only on a few phones.

Follows a line without a brain
HD-Bot is my first intend in building robots. His name is is derived from his chassis, which is an an old hard disk case. There is no controller onboard, the motors … Read more
Navigate around via ultrasound. Detects fire and fight against it.
Using a
This is my competitor for the LMR DAGU contest. It is named Mr. "Red" Adair, named after the well known firefighter Paul "Red" Adair. An Atmel ATmega328 controller … Read more
Howto make sound without any sound transducer using only the DC motors of your robot.
Description: I  am just start to play around with the new Arduino Tone library, when I realize that I have no sound transducer laying around here. Than I remember … Read more
Navigate around via ultrasound, detects light sources
Using a
This is my first attempt on building an 'arty' bot. I didn't know before I started, that this would be the most time instensive robot I 've ever build. But I've … Read more
Line following, can be remote controlled via Bluettooth
Using a
YAABR is my first Arduino based robot. The name is an abbreviation for yet another Arduino based robot. It is a multipurpose platform for experimentation. With its … Read more

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I'm working on improving the stride length of the original BoB logic (four servo walk). I decided to add two hip servos and I hope I can get away without adding … Read more
I am currently developing an new robot - Neurono. The robot will be controlled by a custom build neural computer. The computer consists beside of some sensor/actor … Read more
Simply using a hand from an opensource robot called Inmoov and controlling it through the use of a glove and XBees. The full size robot of the hand can be found at InMoov.fr
4 years after making my balancing bliepbot, i planned to make a Johnny-five-like robot. I still had some parts from bliepbot: nimh batteries, parallax motor-wheel … Read more
Navigates via 3 IR Switches, Plays "hide and go seek", makes semi-intelligent course corrections, gives audio and visual feedback via buzzer and lcd display, remote controlable
Using a
I built this robot as an all-around robot to jump start my way into Arduino. I self taught myself everything about this robot from code to hardware and have taken … Read more

Arduino + ESP8266 Wifi Self balancing robot

Hi, I just found (and bought) a cool robot that uses the Arduino Leonardo+ ESP8266 Wifi module to communicate with a smartphone/tablet/Ipad: 
This is a robot I'm working on. Has a Zed depth camera for SLAM Also has Lidar Lite. RoboClaw motor controller and 2 nvidia Jetson boards. Also GPS and an IMU unit. … Read more