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Ah, the chaos of life... A lot has happened in the the last couple months. This is neither the time nor the place to rant about personal issues or work or money or … Read more
   One thing I do before I even start to order parts is to get a notebook.  In it I write down ideas, parts, prices, where to buy from, where to find data … Read more
I was inspired by Chuck McManis and his BJT-based H-bridge tutorial and I wanted to build a similar H-bridge based on MOSFETs. The design goal was for the H-bridge … Read more
You can detect footsteps, and the world below!
I just discovered geophones by watching the video. Check it out, Geophones, it's the latest. You can make one by hanging a magnet in a rubber band, and let it … Read more
Launching model rockets and track back the landing site of the rocket
Using a
Hi everybody, Just working on the second version of my model rocket launching robot. The first version was remote controlled (see video), the second version is … Read more
Detects any metal at a short range
Metal proximity dectors can be very useful in robotics (contactless switch, assorting of metal and non-metal parts, etc.). The figure below shows a simple circuit, … Read more
flies autonomous on programed misions
Using a
This is my new proyect, inspired by Jad Berro´s UAV, i started to plan my own....   i began to work on the airplane, it was a broken trainer that i have got from … Read more
This Challange is to see the craftsmanship of the robot along with the programers abilty to know the details of there robots movements. Basic Start in the middle … Read more
This is a simple robot made from a kit I bought from a local electronics shop. I have made a simple line follower program for it and thought I would upload it here … Read more
Who doesn't want one? I want a mini autonomous segway! It started with a garage sale. I came across a guy selling a lot of old school digital Vernier lab tools. I … Read more
I thought it was one of the rule to join the great community, so I spend this weekend to make this "Start Here" robot by using Arduino with motor shield from … Read more
Cylon bouncing light bar using PWM signals to control the LED brightness
The impressing reason why i bring this tip to your attention is the ability for the propellor chip to drive 32 PWM channels without even battering an eyelid … Read more
Moves fingers, flips off everybody, plays my midi controller
Using a
  I always wanted to make something that is not too hard, yet looks cool. Not long ago I saw Gareth's post about an Arduino Hand … Read more
I am a 1st year civil engineering student, but my main hobby is robotics, electronics - if it can be built, I want to have a go! I've built robots for many years … Read more

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The challenge is to create artwork using a Scamper robot chassis. It does not matter if your robot draws, paints or sculptures. My paint bot used a motorized … Read more
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