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Autonomous navigation, web-based remote control
dilBot A loving little rover dilBot is a JavaScript powered Wild Thumper-based rover that makes heavy use of zip ties. More photos What does it do? Right … Read more
I found this nifty resource which outlines how to change the splash screen on a full graphic LCD. He goes into pretty good detail about how to go about it but … Read more
Hi its me again this is my third robot.I made about in about one month. Materials that i used: *Arduino clone (Funduino). *Breadboard. *Ultrasonic sensor … Read more
It is a simply and easily to operate monitoring alarm system about temperature humidity and smoke.
This DIY temperature & humidity & smoke alarm system based on ICStation Mega 2560 compatible with Arduino. Read more
Like an alpha version of Samantha from the movie "Her" who will obey your every command or just annoy you.
Well it has been quite a while since I've put something here mostly because of college stuff, so let me just get to it. The embedded video is me talking to my … Read more
It moves with input from an IR remote control
Hello Everyone, Read more
Navigates Around, behaves as my best buddy!
This is a robot I have built recently. Here are some pics. This is finished DS   Read more
Everything related to this one is hosted on Github links below. LINKS to … Read more
Bitbang Control over FTDI
This is a short note on how to setup a C programming environment for the FTDI chip in bit banging mode, since that's what I had difficulty doing. There may be … Read more
Uses openCV to track and chase a coloured object
Using a
Using openCV running on a completely underpowered laptop to identify and track an object. For this proof of concept, a blue ball is tracked. I send calculated … Read more
I was looking at the plans that myblack60impala had posted, http://letsmakerobots.com/content/dr-who-k9-plans, and remembering how cool I thought that Maxhirez's K9 … Read more
This is a PID line follower robot.I used NI-MH 7.2 V 1000 mAH for power source . And I used Analog IR sensors. By taking analog sensors values into the PID … Read more
Serially programs LPC1114 ARM Cortex M0
UPDATE: I tweaked the source and rebuilt lpc21isp to allow for automatic mode switching, bootloader and program, from an FTDI breakout. A few months ago Bdk6 sent … Read more

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Printing with trimmer line

As many of the shout box regulars have found out i have my printer up and running. when i finished it i had no material to print with and a massive desire to see my monstrosity work amd remembered something i had read online.People were experimenting with trimmer line (the stuff thats used in weed wackers/weed eaters etc...) but last i had looked into it deltas and bowdens were the new and most people were running 3mm filament. well after looking around i found .065 inch line which measures out to ~1.68mm.

Soldering tutorial

Hey there

When first starting out on electronics, I found soldering really frustrating, mainly because I was missing a few good tips and tricks that make it a breeze! So I've just finished off a video tutorial, and thought I'd post it here in case anyone finds it helpful :)

http://robotblogging.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/beginners-guide-to-soldering.html

-Chris

Arduino and a Chinese 32 channel servo controller

I bought a Chinese USC 32 channel servo controller on ebay a month ago. Last weekend I finally found some time to try it out. But I can not get it to work with my Arduino Mega, actually I thought there was something wrong with the board, unitl I downloaded the Chinese software for it, which lets you test the board. I connected 2 servos and the sliders in the program let the servos move. So the board works when using USB.

This is the link with the manual: http://www.torobot.co/usc32-manual

Spinning line follower or maze solver
I've now attached a 3D model in Sketchup. Scamper started as an experimental omni wheel platform. The challenge with omni or mecanum wheels is that you need precise … Read more

Depression

Not many people understand chronic depression. I doubt anything I write here will solve anything, but I think it's important that people recognize the signs of depression and learn to recognize them in themselves and their loved ones.

Most people make the mistake of confusing depression with depression. See, I've just done it myself. One problem for English speakers is that the word for depression (as in a chronic life-threatening mental illness, most often inherited) with depression (as in being sad for a few weeks due to a known cause).

Sugru, New bot building material.

I found this on YouTube and thought it was a pretty neat way to make some strong, flexible, temperature resistant robot parts. All the info is in the video, but basically it is like polymorph, only silicon based. Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_756411&feature=iv&src_vid=azhI2yFsJVU&v=QCifobRF9Ac