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Basic self navigation with ultrasound and bump switch kit
Using a
KRB1A - Katebot from now on will be refered to as Katebot in thos page. About KateBot: KateBot is my first robot that i planned to build and have started to build … Read more
Cuts shapes with better precision then me :D
Using a
Pictures:  - the front   - the back - left - right - the power unit Read more
I just started playing with robotics a few weeks ago when I got my arduino. This is my first attempt at a obstacle avoidance robot. Pretty basic. I am building an … Read more
This is my personal project to develop a robot using Platon Philosophy: Every robot has a Body and a Soul. The body is a Lego Mindstorms NXT robot which use a LeJOS … Read more
This is my very first line following robot that is built around ATMEGA8. Construction and circuit are quite simple. Such a name- GOOFY is given because robot … Read more
Basic principles in PCB design
I thought this could come handy. EMI and power surge problems are common in digital circuit design. The following list is a compilation of suggestions I have … Read more
Lives on a table, reacts to light
Using a
This is my first attiny project after getting an led to blink. I guess it's a little ambitious - I hadn't even cracked the datasheet when I started. For my plan I … Read more
This is not the first robot I have built. I built it one weekend when I was unable to use my computer (so I was bored), and just using parts I had at my … Read more
Drives around on fridge door, water heater or table
Using a
My LadyBugBot clone is finally finished. Or finished the second time because it got broken earlier. Now I kinda cheated and shot a new video of it running on a … Read more
Lights up when it becomes dark and lets you get in bed without breaking your feet or furniture in the bedroom :D
This is my little LightBox, a night light. Basically what it does: When you switch off lights, it lights up for a minute for you to reach your bed without accidents … Read more
Apparently it's pinewood derby time at my mother's church again, so she bought a car kit for my son and I to build. After a bit of thought we decided on a 30's hot … Read more
recieves commands sent by a computer thru a USB port and executes commands .
Using a
hello all ! , im new here and this is one advanced creation of mine which im going to submit here and follow up on its development . Read more
Navigate around using Sharp IR
Using a
Based on Fritsl's design I'm working on my first robot. I built the robot and it works but the only problem is that my servo won't do anything. I copied and … Read more
Buzzes around by manual remote control
Using a
My very first encounter with electronics - a very simple manually controlled robot. The main brain controlling it is a Attiny2313 + a motor driver board based on … Read more

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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
just another light seeking robot  41mm wheel base  iphone for size comparison 14cm x 8cm x 7cm   parts list Read more

quad encoder read speed

This is as much a programming problem as it is a mechanical issue I guess.
A few of us are working with quad encoders at the moment and I'm just wondering about ideas how to overcome a problem I've encountered using some.
I'm using interrupt on change to count encoder ticks and also reading a 16 bit timer for the interval between ticks on each motor.

Hello, my first post and first attempt at a robot. I visited the Manchester (UK) Mini Maker Faire recently and saw some biped robots and I decided that I just had … Read more
This is a little board I made in anticipation of Mr. Bdk6's toolchain for the LPC1114. BdkdevThis toolchain is amazing.  Really, if you are wanting to break away … Read more