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Hi all, Over the past months I've been coding hard in VHDL language to develop my own Vision system! Video here https://youtu.be/5gtSyW1ybTQ Read more

First blog entry for PiWars!

Hello all! This is my first entry for the PiWars 2015 blogging challenge. I have my robot post here but it's just a post, so now I'm going to blog about Lobsang, my robot, in the designated area of LMR. Hopefully there will be one or two posts per week.

Have fun reading!

A personal life companion and multi talented remote controlled/autonomous robot with end-user training  capability and Interacting technology And can learn tasks. … Read more

Autonomous navigation Robot

I'm trying to make a robot able to navigate autonomous though GPS waypoints. 

So far I've read and seen tutorials for individual hardware and trying to understand how it all works.

Next step will be to try and program something that will work.

Hardware I've
An adafruit ultimate gps.
micro sd card and breakout board for micro sd card
A HMC5883L compass sensor breakout board

After a few failed projects I finally wanted to build something that just works. So I am using parts of the code from my Attiny biped robot … Read more
sharing an experiment connecting a robot to Martin's 'shared brain' using a simple Python module
No matter how many hours we spend hacking code in our basements, our robots remain, shall we say, not the brightest lights in the harbor. Read more
Should be able to roam around my house, respond to loud sounds with a ear perk, answer questions like "What's the temperature?", augment home security, deliver voice messages, be an awesome robot and win me some prize money from somewhere.
I've been wanting to make a robot dog ever since I saw Blue Falcon and Dynomutt and Dr. Who's K9 in the 70's.  And I've also always wanted a robot that I can talk … Read more
      Hello again fellow geeks and geekets!       I got impatient with my little legs project.They're great, but they are tiny. I'm keen to build larger … Read more
This is my snow plow bot. It is currently RC but I want to convert it to wireless for internet control.Weighs about 200 pounds. Some Specs: Read more
Simple Biribot "avoiding obstacles" program Biribot_walk01 is a simple program, completely documented. Biribot_walk02 is a more elaborated, version with an improved … Read more

Modular esp8266 local network

Goals

  • user needs to configure only the first module
  • as easy as possible to add new module
  • each module has a purpose
  • modules know what modules are online
  • accessible singularly
  • wireless configuration

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Spherical Pendulum Robot Ball From Scratch

 

This will be a page where I'll share progress on developing a pendulum robot ball. At the moment I don't now much more than an hour of research. 

My plan is to 
Do a CAD drawing in Inventor 
3D print a prototype.

Greetings from Spain

Hi @all,

My name is Jose Luis "Josele" Perez. I live in Mijas, a village in Costa del Sol, Malaga, Spain. Mijas is close to Fuengirola and Marbella, the south of the sunny Spain

I got my degree in Physics, electronics, but I've been dealing with solders and electronic devices since I was a teenager... a few years ago haha! I still remember the old AC188K transistors ... a romantic dream nowadays !!

Add a basic sleep like function to a Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Pi is a great platform for robotics. But something that is always important for mobile robots is the power consumption. Just the Raspberry Pi needs … Read more

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Open FURBY

Open FURBY is an open community-based project with the goal of providing low-cost social robot platform based on FURBY® toy from Hasbro®.

Cutting Acrylic sheet

I've been asked how to cut acrylic with a hot wire cutter - I made my own and there are a few plans for how to do this on instructables etc. This was my take on the idea which I find works OK for me... - see the file attached

Droid functions similar to a Spring Flamingo design for the legs, upper body balances like a "hoverboard" at the hips. Remote control is done with a vr headset, and … Read more
Hello. This is my Johnny Five robot from the movie Short Circuit 1&2 it came as a very plain and simple kit. I have done many modifications to it and I'm happy … Read more
Talk with Arduino via Speech / Voice Recognition Module
How to: Arduino Voice / Speech Recognition  with Geeetech Module [Tutorial].  This video will show you how to talk with your Arduino with the (cheap) Geeetech … Read more

Botboarduino drivers

Ok guys it's been a while since I've been on I'm glad everything is picking back up.

I recently had to wipe my computer after getting a virus. Which means I lost all my drivers and code and etc. I managed to get arduino up and running but my botboarduino needs drivers to work. I'm kinda freaked out about catching another virus and I can't seem to find the correct drivers for ft232 uart. I tried one place but it keeps asking me for a password to open it. And when I point the device manager it refuses to see the zip file.

My artificial neuron approach

February 12, 2015

A single artificial neuron can represent some simple Boolean functions like OR, AND or NAND and some like XOR not, because a single artificial neuron can only learn linearly separable mappings.

Example. Perceptron for the AND function:

walks on two legs using four servos
this is the next evolutionary step from my trashbot version 1. i decided that i want to build more robots made from recycled mechanical parts instead of shaping … Read more