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This project is pretty simple. It is a atmega 168 with the arduino bootloader running a lottery code i wrote. The lottery code has 6 user chosen lottery numbers … Read more
So this is what me and my friends are up to. We liked to make our airsoft games really intense. This is one of the 3 project we are making in order to enhance are … Read more
Navigate around via ultrasound, makes funny moves and sounds when the obstacle is too close
Using a
UPDATE you can see the stupid moves i was talking about. In the first clip but the quality is not good(taken from my phone). Second video shows it navigating around … Read more
Inter/Intranet controlled robot able to send video/voice/email and play with my kid from the office
Using a
Hi all,  I'm from The Netherlands and have a nice little girl that wants me to build a robot. Well, easier said then done so far. Since I'm an IT consultant I … Read more
  Hi, this is my robot "Rhinoceros." Why Rhino? Because he looks like an animal, such as massive.    Read more
Tool for programing in socket PICAXEs
Some time ago I had an idea of making a PICAXE programming ’clip’ and inspired by the work of TofuRobot http://letsmakerobots.com/node/18926 I built one today. … Read more
This is my first blog entry. My first experience with robotics was helping build a Heathkit Hero 1 back in 1982. Now, I am ready for my second experience! Read more
Blindman`s stick navigate vie ultrasound
Using a
Hi guys, One day I went to work and had an idea. I wanted to get rich. My Idea was that: I´m building a blindmas stick. I wanted patented this idea, but I was too … Read more
Runs fast, measures burnout velocity
The rocket car was build from three RTF model rockets, a cardboard roll, 3 mm stainless steel wire, four 56 mm dia. TAMIYA racing wheels, plastic tubes, a lot of … Read more
Make servo/whatever controller out of Picaxe 28x1 and control it from Arduino over I2C
While working on my first Arduino project I found out that servo library is not compatible with software serial library which is very bad for my project. So, I … Read more
Autonomus bot, navigates around using IR detector. It scouts, it looks, it finds!
Using a
  This is really Scout_bot version 2.0. I added the pan tilt head (Robotshop.ca) later. Anyways it adds some personality. He is built on  an old telephone base … Read more
RTTTL, Arduino, Sound, Sounds, Music, Seeeduino
I was wondering why, despite the notice on the front page,  there weren't very many robots with sound. Then it hit me: people don't know how to make sounds with … Read more
Navigates around via IR, produces oxyhydrogen, shoots off mosquitos :)
Using a
Update 2010.06.10: New video to celebrate the 3rd 2nd place at the GoRobotics competition   Ni hao robot builders,   If you ever see this baby in a store... Read more

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Robot Class

I am in the process of submitting a course proposal for an adult evening education program that would introduce people to robotics. One of the entries that I must fill in deals with expected material costs. I would appreciate feedback on what would be appropiate expenses and whether the school should include the costs as part of the registration or if the student should buy the components as needed. I am in favor of having an option not to build.

On a similar note, would it be better to first offer a course in "C" programming geared to a possible robotics controller board?

Extra Hardware Needed for Larger Hexapod

About a month ago I purchased hexapod kit off ebay.

Aluminium-Hexapod-Spider-Six-3DOF-Legs-Robot-Frame-Kit-for-Arduino

Yesterday as a break from program my Mini Hexapod, I started putting together this larger one.

I thought it was time to tell a little about the application I'm working on these days. Though very far from finished, it's starting to look like something bit by … Read more
Navigate around using Object detection and Distance Detection
Meet Sparky (Assistive Companion) currently sparky has the ability to find his way around objects and navigate through rooms. Every move that sparky makes is saved … Read more
  i did not want to use the normal methods of a balcing robot.... so i just but a big hunk a metal under the axle. bot demensions 43x43x82 brain: … Read more