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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
Now with cool video of a real life military prototype! This is an easy to make 6 wheel drive robot platform designed for rough terrain. The chassis is made from 3 … Read more
Finally I got my first test with Hatalógico and it looks promising: just out of the box PWM working. That means servos working right in the same platform as a … Read more
First test on Hatalogico board for Raspberry Pi. Step by step detalied instructions with pictures and recomendations for robotics and other applications
Finally I got my first test with Hatalógico and it looks promising: just out of the box PWM working. That means servos working right in the same platform as a … Read more
Open-source 16 PWMs, 8 ADCs and dual-voltage communications to sit on your Raspberry Pi to drive your robot, 3D printer etc
UPDATE 9/May/2015 Read more
A toy that can be controlled by an Android phone could be turned into an interesting robot if we just tape the phone to the toy and do some interesting software.  … Read more
Update: After a long time ,and discarding a few models,I have built my first aircraft. Couldn't resist to share the pics here. Haven't tested it yet though. (Why am … Read more
i found inspiration for this robot from this instructables: http://www.instructables.com/id/simpleWalker-4-legged-2-servo-walking-robot/ The legs and the body of … Read more
Line follower using three line sensors with a Dagu Micro Magician on an Actobotics Runt Rover Sprout chassis. Uses 6v NiMNH battery pack
Next to obstacle avoiding robots, the most common beginner bot would be a line follower. I myself love line followers, and they are some of my favorite weekend … Read more
I just wanted to close the gap between the wheel and the chassis so I created the 20mm wide wheel using basile wheel generator. Read more
Moves! Talks in Minionese! Makes you laugh!
Are  you a fan of the Despicable Me movies? Eagerly awaiting the release of the Minions prequel movie this summer? Time to build your own Minion. You know you want … Read more
A track to provide locomotion.
  OK, I've been asked a few times about the tracks I made from bicycle chain. It's probably easier if I just make a tutorial and then I can direct anyone … Read more

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Hello All, it's been awhile since i've posted and with good reason. I have been busy with the launch of the XLR-ONE V2 robot and it has been a success. The robot … Read more
Hexapod navigating using CV and lasers
UPDATE Aug 3, 2015: I finally uploaded a video showing some basic laser navigation test. Objects lower than the laser and mirrors obviously can't be recognized. … Read more
The insect bot is simple to make, and uses a vibration motor as its head, which is powered by a capacitor as its abdomen, which I salvaged from an old toy plane, … 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
Arduino MINI V3, Bluetooth, Infra LED, Key & Joypad controled robot.
Triple Axis Magnetometer - HMC5883 Using Arduino Nano V3 plate infrared LEDs built a data transmission device, which is controlled using a PC terminal programs … Read more
Learns through pattern recognition, drives very manoeuvrably, calculates best action from success of previous actions.
If you are familiar with the combined work of the late Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter, then you will understand why I have called this robot Lobsang. If not, I … Read more
Get a mBot from makeblock for a review
Update 3 August 2015: makeblock has decided the five lucky members who will review the robots. Here is the list:   Dickel craighissett Read more
ATMEGA16, LDR, Following line control robot
The robot is controlled in this way we also, when we want to move along a specified line. Whether it followed, or as shown in lines (black szigetelőszallag taped) … Read more