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Drives around using feedback from the Sharp IR sensor to avoid objects
Using a
Well...this is my first attempt at building a robot. Right now it does basic object avoidance and drives around...woohoo! I'm going to continue to tweak the code … Read more
Provides regulated power and battery backup for low power systems.
The powerboard is part of a gardening project I've been working on that uses low power systems and integrates with a solar panel and battery backup. The intent was … Read more

Bluetooth control from your Android phone or tablet

Hello, I am the author of Mintoris Basic for Android phones and tablets.  I recently added Bluetooth serial communications to the language with the intention of making it very easy to communicate and control robots.

Here is a short example program in Mintoris Basic which connects to a device then transmits data from the phones accelerometer.  So as you tilt the phone or tablet in any direction, the amount of tilt is sent to the Bluetooth device.

dim a$(0)
dim c(4)

' Get a string array of all the paired Bluetooth devices

a$()=BTGetPaired$()

setting fuses in a blank ATmega328P chip for use with Arduino IDE and burn the bootloader
Here is a little tutorial about setting the fuses on a blank ATmega328P in AVR Studio so you can use it with Arduino IDE: You need: Read more
Navigates around via ultrasound
Using a
This is a very simple robot which only has two wheels made of old CDs. Its brain is a motoruino and uses a sonar to detect and avoid the obstacles. On the video … Read more

Death Mobile

A small Death Mobile of mine

UPDATE:

Motor Coupling broke as well the steering shaft :(

Now it is extra deadly, No steering!

For the last couple of years I have had a bird box mounted on the wall outside my room. All the time I have had a USB webcam inside so I (and a lot of other people … Read more
i built this with very cheap parts for artcraft hobby. Read more
this is my last lo-tech beambot.i built is for artcraft fun. the bare bones photo vore is a very classic beam design by wilf.the sch on most website was wrong.the … Read more
Whipped up to test Android robot control software
Using a
This robot was developed to test Android robot control software (quickly).  The robot uses the following components: RP5 Tracked ChassisPololu RP5 DeckArduino … Read more
some formulas to help in the motor choice
  One of the problem building a robot is the choice of motors. I'm speaking about a mobile robot with wheel. So, I'm not speaking about legs or others geometries. Read more
This is my 1st robot, i opted to go for the start here but change the Sharp for parralax ping))) ultrasonic. Scraped the code from various sorces (none of it is … Read more

My First Robot

This is my first robot. It uses a POP-168 power board (which is based off a arduino ATmega 168). It uses two DC motors for movement, and a parallax standard servo motor with a sharp IR sensor mounted on it for object detection.

inex POP-BOT

The PIC RoboBoard1 is a general controller board that is based on general PIC controllers. It was originally designed with 16F887 but can be used with other (40 … Read more

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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.

My artificial neuron approach

February 12, 2015

A single artificial neuron can represent some simple Boolean functions like OR, AND or NAND and some like XOR not, because a single artificial neuron can only learn linearly separable mappings.

Example. Perceptron for the AND function:

walks on two legs using four servos
this is the next evolutionary step from my trashbot version 1. i decided that i want to build more robots made from recycled mechanical parts instead of shaping … Read more
Controlled immersively, FPV video feedback projected to Oculus Rift in real-time
Hi everyone! It has been a long while since I last posted to LMR, hope you're all doing well and spreading the cult of hobby robotics!! Lately I've been thinking … Read more