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Navigate by ultrasonic sensors, track targets with moving turret via non-contact temp sensor, "shoot" with LEDs in the guns
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A remote-controlled Baneblade for a HSC Software Design and development project, already done by BobPanda, thanks for the inspiration, but now with a little more … Read more
Drives around randomly, dices if he hits an obstacle, emits strange sounds
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Forget to spin the bottle or throw common dice at your next party --- Mr. Random is in the house. Driven by two hacked (continuous rotation) servos, Mr. Random … Read more
It will drive around my yard and help with chores
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This is Yard Gnome. He is as long-term work in progess. YG has a build blog at http://letsmakerobots.com/node/18964 Read more
Here's the third Diptrace tutorial, this time I go through exporting files and ordering. video More Resources: DiptraceMy Diptrace component libraryPrevious … Read more
Navigates arround controlled by other computer
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Hi, This is my newest project. It is basically formed by two 28x1that are serial controlled by a processing application, one for the motors and other for the two … Read more
This is my second attempt at a robot, and my first more or less blind since I basically followed the start here tutorial for my first one. My goals here were … Read more
This robot try to follow the sun. The tracks come from a old RC toy, the power is provide by a dual H bridge (L298) An arduino process informations from … Read more
I'm from Lebanon , and its a bit hard to acquire arduinos or any kind of hobby electronics , so i had to make the arduino myself here after i got a lot of … Read more
Navigate around via ultrasound, uses 4 legs to walk
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My first robot was an autonomous rover based on the "Start Here" robot. So this time I wanted to go one step further and make something different, write my own code … Read more
I just noticed that a servo and a SRF05 range finder's trigger might be able to share an output pin on Picaxe 28x1 (should work on other models too). It should be … Read more
Sterylite6000 is a large and somewhat unusual robot.  Originally it was designed to use only six servos.  This worked resonably well, but did not get good ground … Read more
Move around, controlled through Remote Desktop Connection, 27 MHz R/c controller, 2.4 GHz ZyXEL Roouter to serial port to PIC 16F628a, Voice activated and uses TSOP sensors to navigate it's way. It also records voice and Camera inputs.
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This is acctually my first robot. I know that I had to start small but as I just passed GRADE 10 and I'm studying for IIT, I wouldn't have any time to do another … Read more
Obstacle avoiding, arduino powered robot with the option to toggle to remote control.
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This is my first attempt at a robot.  I started off with a Arduino Robot Kit from robotshop.com and modified it a bit from there.  I used a Parallax Ping … Read more
    And the Winner is... Drum roll.  Jad- Berro with Vario   And here is your fabulous prizes LMR bragging Rights. and an E-5. place hand on the screen where … Read more
Allows your robot to see and track nearby objects
The purpose of this cheap, easy to make eye is to allow your robot to track movement of nearby objects (within 200mm). After much experimentation and various … Read more

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interacts with human beings
x2 is a small humanoid robot platform.The main frame is made of MicroRax beams, it has two 3DOF arms, a 2DOF head and two modified Hitec HS-645 MG servos to roam … Read more
(This node will probably float a bit, have lots of work to do on it. My apologies.) I'd been wanting to create a bridge between Arduino and iOS for awhile. Not … Read more
Stays there, soaking the sun rays. Buzzes angrily once in a while.
The other guy that came out of my little building session on that weekend. I wanted to make a solar roller but somehow the motors I had were unable to push even … Read more

Help with Beaglebone Black balancing robot

Hello everyone, I want to start by saying this question post might become long and I hope you guys hang on and are able to help me. So here we go :)

First of all the robot is barely able to balance. Here is a video of the robot trying to balance. The problem seems to be that the robot is not able to reach the setpoint fast enough. This is a speculation so you guys give me your ideas on what the problem is also.

Project demonstrates various statically balanced gaits of a quadpod.
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YAQ - Yet Another Quadrupedal - is a four legged walking robot. This project demonstrates utilization of various crawling gaits to achieve synchronized movement of … Read more

MDIBs - Metadata Driven Internet Brains

I'm always asking myself, "What is logical for how to build a smarter bot with today's tech and the tech soon to come?"  

Meet Spidey and no, he does not use the Spider Controller! (Looks like a spider, thus, the codename Spidey, or maybe that's just me :D ) He's a single motor based … Read more
navigates environments based on plant derived data
Tenax Mundus, is the tenacious treaded prototype plantoid ready to conquer wild territories such as mildly cluttered carpet, and courageously... err safely avoid … Read more