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Drifting around and avoid collisions via ultrasound
Using a
Drifter is based on a cheap RC toy car I found at Toys'r'us, named 'Fast lane Monster Drift'.  I think it's the same model Frits has been used in an episode … Read more
Howto build a MaKeyMaKey Shield for Arduino
MaKey Makey is a project created by Eric Rosenbaum und Jay Silver. It's an Arduino based keyboard. A very special keyboard, because you can use apples, bananas or … Read more
Spurt is a brainless line following Beambot. It is based on the Spurt-Mobil from the University of Rostock / Tech. University of Berlin. It is a very cheap robot … Read more

MURCS - Sneak Preview


this is MURCS - Multi Use Robot Construction System. My first self design chassis using laser cutted parts. Today the parts arrived and I have quickly assembled them for a foto shooting. 

The neon green chassis looks great. 


The design was made with SketchUp, my favorite tool for 3D design. This is a early design using a second platform.

This is MURtle my drawing robot. Inspired by Oddbots Doodle Bot competition, I decided to build my own drawing bot. MURtle is a combination of MURCS and Turtle. … Read more

WhiteBOB - preview

This is WhiteBOB, my member of the BOB family. Because I have no access to a 3D-printer this robot is build from polystyrene sheets (3 and 1mm) and a piece of PVC corner strip.

Red BoB has arrived


I'm so excited, and FrankenBoB, too. Isotope has sent me 3D printed BoB parts and a cool name badge from Canada. Thank you so much, Vadim. This time I need to pay you the beer at Campus Party.

Maker Faire 2013 in Hannover

Last weekend the first Maker Faire has been landed in Hannover, Germany. It was a great success and a real time experience for me. The only bad things I can tell, it was too short (only one day) and too hot. Approximatly 4500 visitors have visited the exhibition and our booth was surrounded with crowds of people all the time. Too less time for me to walk around to see other makers. 

This is FrankenBoB, formerly known as WhiteBoB, my interpretation of BoB the Biped. It is named after Frankensteins creature, because it reminds me, when I see it … Read more
Walks araound and avoid obstacles
Using a
This is 'Little Red BoBette', another member of BoBs army. The name is taken from an old Prince title, 'Little Red Corvette'. BoBette is my first female robot. She … Read more
Using the Wii Remote IR camera directly with an Arduino
Using a
The Wii Remote became a very intersting tool for hacking and other uses where it not has been mentioned for. After the first hacks appears in the internet a lot of … Read more
Our honored LMR founder Frits has been contacted by marcmart.com an electronics distributor. They asked him about writing a review for a Makeblock product. So Frits … Read more
Show how to improve the output of analog sensors
Indroduction: The Sharp GP2Dxxx family is often used in robotics as distance sensors because the sensors are cheap and everywhere available. The normal use of these … Read more
How to use timer and interrupts on Arduino boards.
    Update 07/24/2013 04/24/2013 Example 3 has been updated to work with Arduino v1.x.Added ArduinoTimer101.zip examples source code for Arduino v1.x .    Read more
Tutorial about how to teach your BoB Biped to walk
Introduction This tutorial show a way to teach your BoB to walk and turn in an interactive process.  For using the Poser software you will need a real BoB biped. … Read more

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                MDi #3 means Mech-Dickel interactive number 3. Well, it's not going to be something so interactive like Jarvis, but I hope I'll have much … Read more
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