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Announcing the first ever RobotGoldfish Maker Fair Challenge. The rules are simple the prizes are incredible. All you need to do to win is to visit the LMR table at … Read more

Back after a long time, motor moving

Well, I disappared for a long time there.  I moved to Austin and started a new job :)  Oh, and I had to learn to solder to get the motor drive set up with the breadboard pins.  My girl got me a gret Edsyn soldering setup and a solarbot light following mouse to practice on and now I'm all solderiffic :)

Follows a black road with the help of path identifiers in this case-- white strips
Materials required .. MANY.... Give me time to list it even I forgot to make a list and brought the part as they were needed.  And I have some what became … Read more
Navigate around via remote control
Using a
This a RC Robot controlled by AM Waves, it is controlled by a microcontroller PIC18F2431, the comunication part is by a control comand in a small breadboard … Read more
Obsticle avoidance via a Ping UltraSonic sensor
Using a
This was my first build and I consider it an on going project. I built the frame work and drive line about a year ago. Due to lack of budget it sat until about … Read more
Greetings LMR Where to start.  Recently I have once again picked up my love for Electronics and decided to branch into the facinating field of robotics.  Read more
UPDATE : I've made some changes. It's smaller but for a dumb mistake now it's unstable, working on that! For the Motor Controller I'm using a L293D with a … Read more
Races around the room using ultrasound
Using a
I was inspired to make fritsl's wall racers when he showed them off in episode 18 of The latest in Hobby robotics on Makezine's youtube channel.  After finding his … Read more

butler bot

 i have this idea for a butler bot. inspired by Norrislabs (BDS) beverage delivery system http://norrislabs.com/.  it will have 1 propeller board it will handle motion, the sensors and a slave for bat lvl temp snsor and controlling the peltier units. it wil have 2 window up/down motors with a h-bridge for each. it will be powered by 2 12v bats for the motion and a 7.2 bat for the prop boards and speakers. the whole thing should be about 4 ft tall.the fridge should hold 3 sodas depending on the size.

Many of you hip members seem to be using QRD1114 and CNY70 IR optocouplers for your fancy designer line-follower circuits. Well, as it turns out, I can´t seem to … Read more
Walks, dances, waves, rolls over, breaks
Using a
This is a 4 legged robot I built to entertain and to learn more about how to build robots. It uses eight cheap MG996R servos, two in each leg, controlled by a … Read more
this is my first robot, it isn't that complacated. two switches, a on off and on switch some wires bateries and thats all. the switch on top is the on off and on … Read more

The Robot Builder's R-duino

June 24th, 2011.

I've been asked if I can make a board similar with the Robot Builder's Shield that also has the microcontroller on board and is compatible with regular Arduino shields. Not an easy task to do if I want to keep it with through hole components, but it's a challenge.

So I have designed a first prototype of the Robot Builder's Arduino R-duino. Features:

Home made ROV for shallow waters
Update 11/9-2011 So I finally got a chance to take the ROV out for a test. I knew that there was a buoyancy issue as it floats to high in the water. So I took along … Read more

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Checks local temperature from the Yahoo Weather API and Temboo converts to INT.
In this video we will use an Arduino Yun (or leonardo with a wifi shield) to connect with the Yahoo Weather API and return the value of the local temperature … Read more
This is OSIRIS a rover style robot that I will hopefully modify with autonomous gps control. Right now it is controlled with a 2.4 gigahertz aircraft radio and a … Read more

Open FURBY

Open FURBY is an open community-based project with the goal of providing low-cost social robot platform based on FURBY® toy from Hasbro®.

Cutting Acrylic sheet

I've been asked how to cut acrylic with a hot wire cutter - I made my own and there are a few plans for how to do this on instructables etc. This was my take on the idea which I find works OK for me... - see the file attached

Droid functions similar to a Spring Flamingo design for the legs, upper body balances like a "hoverboard" at the hips. Remote control is done with a vr headset, and … Read more
Hello. This is my Johnny Five robot from the movie Short Circuit 1&2 it came as a very plain and simple kit. I have done many modifications to it and I'm happy … Read more
Talk with Arduino via Speech / Voice Recognition Module
How to: Arduino Voice / Speech Recognition  with Geeetech Module [Tutorial].  This video will show you how to talk with your Arduino with the (cheap) Geeetech … Read more

Botboarduino drivers

Ok guys it's been a while since I've been on I'm glad everything is picking back up.

I recently had to wipe my computer after getting a virus. Which means I lost all my drivers and code and etc. I managed to get arduino up and running but my botboarduino needs drivers to work. I'm kinda freaked out about catching another virus and I can't seem to find the correct drivers for ft232 uart. I tried one place but it keeps asking me for a password to open it. And when I point the device manager it refuses to see the zip file.