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Nothing new here. Just my new christmas/birthday present. The main reason why I posted this video here is to get advice, comments or suggestions from everyone … Read more
A talking, animatronic table decoration for Thanksgiving, 2011. Decorated and voiced with help from my 2 year old daughter. The turkey randomly looks around, flaps … Read more
Seeks light a little jump at a time
Using a
File this one under "stuff everyone else has done so I guess I better do it too"  I've been wanting to put together a BEAM photopopper for awhile -- I pulled most … Read more

Second set of eye's on a sn754410 driver setup

wired up

 

Note green LED(yes it's set up in the correct orientation and even when I hook up a vmeter I don't see a voltage) is not lit up.(red is power indicator) I feel like amature hour here with this simple circuit yet can't seem to get it to work. Tried 2 different chips. Recommendations are welcome...I only spent this morning looking at it....

Give a sense of touch to a robot using light
I've been trying to think of a good sensor to mount onto my polypod's legs (Yes, I'm still working on it) to give them a sense of touch.  Some people have very … Read more
I built TrackBot a test platform for various technologies. It's easy to add sensors and servos. I'm using it to prototype the desgin of B4, a BeagleBoard based … Read more
Line follower
Using a
The design of the base is terribly flawed, but everything else works well :) The base is much too long, and there are two sets of batteries at each end. This has … Read more

Hackerspace and other things

I have been away for a while again :(.  But right now I am sitting at my desk sick as a dog.  I felt I should take this time to update my LMR.  I haven't been able to post my current projects on this site because of this.  Saskatoon TechWorks, a new hackerspace community that has been established.  This means that I will be able to share my knowledge and tools with other like minded individuals.  As an added bonus, I get to use awesome tools as well.

Please dont laugh this little guy off the planet. He was a very old robot kit Called Mr. Technoman I'll upload a picture of the box later for fun. The old robot was … Read more
As all inventor one should have an assistant. I wanted one like IGOR but as I don't have any hunchback friends and have no plans of digging up corpses and … Read more

LOL....Hexapod+Quadrotor!!

One of my friend who made this back home Taiwan. Thought this is kinda fun so I post it up.

delivers coffee to my lecturer, from the staffroom
Coffee Delivering Robot - Delivers coffee between two fixed points: My lecturers office and the staff room (which are on the same floor). Read more
Hi, This is second version of my robot Primo. It is Lighter, Faster, Smaller and nicer (I think :D ). It is controlled by Picaxe-08M. I used one IR sensor connected … Read more

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Duck like robot using two microservos for the legs and a standard servo to move the counterweight. It can also turn. It also works using battery packs but the legs … Read more
Walk, Push ups, Navigate with ultrasound
Using a
Hi everyone, I am from South Africa and this is my micro servo humanoid that I am currently constructing. So far I have spent about 4 days on it, still a lot to be … Read more
Annabelle is a human-sized robot that is a collaboration between Martin Triplett of Red-Sky robotics, and Bot Party, a collective of enthusiasts of … Read more
This is my writeup following my selection to review the Lynxmotion SSC-32U USB Servo controller.  Let me first apologise for the length of time it has taken me to … Read more
My new rover with 8 wheels :-)It is controlled by my FPV Control Station.Added a video where i drive Read more
An accelerometer/gyro goes onto an Arduino board and transmits the angular motion of the board via bluetooth to a (extremely amateur VR game) I made in Unity for Android phones.
This is a really fun and easy project that can be done in about an hour. On the bottom of the skateboard is an accelerometer/gyro with an Arduino board that … Read more
This is phase one of construction with RC control. Phase two is autonomous control, coming up real soon, with Jetson TX1 and ZED stereo camera. Read more