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It’s been quite a while without building robots… errr.. creatures.. anyhow I’m releasing this new creature, wich is still a work in progress..  and since I … Read more
It was a slow weekend and I had an arduino sitting around so i decided to make a quick robot. It also gave me an excuse to learn wiring which i've been meaning to … Read more
Moves faster than Trata, on snow and ice
Update: Thank you for asking me to make a jump with this, jip. Now both Trata and my camera are broke. (Last video) - But hey - Snow is melting, who needs Trata any … Read more
This is my first real attempt at robotics. I do have my own bot design in mind, but i decided i should start with something small. I'm really a learn-by-example … Read more
Navigtes around the house using waypoints and ping corrections.
Using a
  I just started with robotics a few months ago, I started with the boe-bot and basic stamp2. A good learning platform, but I quickly found it's limitations. Read more
Transforms your Bland Bot into a Mega Rainbow Hippie
 How to Colour Your PolyMorph...........  Its taken me around 8 months to find the solution to colouring PolyMorph. Then i struck it lucky... an Artist Friend … Read more
runs around shooting things. for now
Using a
My parts are alive again. my bot recycling is in force. started out with raduinos treaded base and a pair of servos from blocky.some 5min epoxy and some random … Read more
Still in the making. Powered by (6)xHigh toque (50kg/cm @ 55RPM) 140rpm motors turning 1/8 Scale R/C Truck tyres via a Pololu Motor Driver. Read more
 ShC v1 (Simple hexapod Clone version 1)   Description. This small hexbot its based in the simple three-servo hexapod robot using the Pololu Micro Maestro. This … Read more
* avoids obstacles * avoids edges *detects motion *has a external rf camera *made a software that records what the camera sees. just baby stuff.      trying to … Read more
this is a new type of beam robot: a talker it  is just a prototype and a first of its kind,when it is in sunlight ,it springs to life, it can talk or chew all of … Read more
Meet Mr. Lobster. He's big, ugly and lazy - but he's also environmentally conscientious. Now in full-colour video! Wow! Read more
Act cute, try to keep itself charged
Using a
Not much to say about it at this point; this little guy is basically going to be a living ornament. Read more
Built this little guy for a mate of mine. The main housing is from a speaker set designed to plug directly into a small MP3 player. The base is a machined aluminium … Read more
Controlling Picaxe microcontrollers with a computer or let them communicate
Using a
On general demand (ok, Fritsl asked me...), I will show and explain you how to let several Picaxe microcontrollers communicate with each other or how to control a … Read more

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Robotic parts made with simple tools.
     Even with 3D printers and milling machines accessible nowadays, I guess this post will interest some people. From time to time, I am asked how I produce my … Read more
An air muscle contracts when is is pressurized
I have been looking for alternatives for servo motors, and I stumbled apon air muscles. It seems to me air muscles are very promising they can do a significant … Read more

Controlling a Raspberry Pi / Arduino Bot from the Internet Part 2 of 3

This is part two of a three part Series to explain how I control my BotTwo semi-Autonomous Robot from a webpage on the Internet. 

Here is a simple upgrade for the Raspberry Pi camera. Although the stock lens is sharp ..... it lacks that spycam aspect....... There are loads of fixed lenses … Read more

Which MOSFET to use for battery voltage measurement?

Hello all,

I'm currently building a buoy with a string of sensors that measures temperatures at different dephts. I'll be making a blog or Something Else later.

The thing is, I want to measure the voltage of the battery (Li-Po) to be able to predict when it needs to be charged since the system will operate "out-there-in-the-middle-of-nowhere".

[Update: Chapter PROGRAMMING - Markov chain text generator] Introduction x2 is a small humanoid robot platform for my current research. It is also a HackadayPrize … Read more
Control every robot with a customizable app
I just finished a project I have been working on for quite a while now - a fully featured universal Bluetooth remote for Android. Most controllers I have seen on … 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