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Uses current generated on coils in stepper to act as an encoder
Pretty simple circuit I found, you may have to play with the resistor values to get the output to logic level depending on your steppper.It uses two voltage … Read more
Runs around sees things and avoids them and perhaps makes some robot noises via a speaker
Using a
Hi everyone. I am Giovanni Izar. I am brand new to robotics and this will be my first attempt at making one. Read more
plays clean sweep a vex game
Using a
this is our front 2 vex geared motors(oposite)to list the arm     the game vex teams play this year is CLEAN SWEEP this is our claw 1 motor this can lift a 30 … Read more
Maps environment, Speaks, Learns, Shoots
Using a
Sorry about the lack of pictures. Here is another one of my long term work-on-it-somtimes robots. For this robot, I decided I didn't want to screw around with a … Read more
it is able to reverse,trim 4 of the 6 outputs Read more
Takes PWM signals then feeds to an H-Bridge
Okey Dokey,  What I Have here is a relatively simple way to control 2 low to mid current motors with no fancy integrated circuits. This is just a nothing special … Read more
Navigate around via ultrasound
Using a
My friend and I are working on a project for school. We have to build a chair that, with one push on the button, falls appart and then reconstructs itself. (See the … Read more
This is my maze solving robot. It uses a Arduino RBBB from wulfden.org. It has 2 30:1 micro gear motors.  The robot has 5 reflectance sensors for sensing the line. … Read more
Detect the positon where maximum light exists, follows the light
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Sun_searcher is a type of robot arm. That carries 2 solar panels each of 6 V and 100 mA. There are two geared dc motors as the actuators. I've used two LDRs to … Read more
It's a line following robot that stops when there is an obstacle in the way and it can also keep track of time for each run. Currently I really want to include a … Read more
Add a cheap ADC converter to your next microcontroller project using a few basic parts.
Ever find yourself in need of some extra ADC capabilities? Maybe you have a micro with no ADC built in, maybe you've used up all your ADC pins already, or maybe the … Read more
The scooter bot has both tele operated and autonomous modes. It's fast; top speed around 12 MPH. Current autonomous mode is limited to navigating a space using front and rear IR sensors and wheel encoders.
Using a
This was a fun robot to build.  It's our 4th.  It's the most agile one we've built so far.  The 2 wheels mounted on the center access provides … Read more
Robotic Art Do It Yourself Open Source Project  The idea is to build a robot experimenting all possibilities of opensource frameworks and libraries with an … Read more
navigates using ultrasonic
Using a
This is the first proper robot built by us. its based on the 'my first robot' by fritsl, can you tell? it took a few hours to put together, then about double that … Read more
I stole/scavenge my son rc car attached the remote to the pc parallel port with a pnp transistor,I put an IP-CAM on it ,and controlled the all thing with a C# … Read more

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HelloSpoon is intended to help children with upper limb difficulties, special needs and elderly to have a fun and happy breakfast, meal and dinner time.
Hello to everybody! Read more
Teaches the basics of PID-based line following, wins you a couple of line following competitions!
UPDATE : (07/10/2014) Added a PDF version of this tutorial and a sample video of a PID based Line Follower. UPDATE : ( 01/16/2014 ) A few updates on making things … Read more
Navigation, fetch objects, recognise people
Using a
This is Robbie the Robot The project is a couple of years in the making he is a 2 wheel differential drive robot with a Inmoov upper body the servos in the arm … Read more

555 Solar-Wind Controller -- For Ossipee

Ok.  I'm building a parts list for an SMD version of this guys 555 Charge Controller.  So far I've replaced,

As seen in my blog post about Sticky, first attempt to build a quadrupod ended with a jump from the desk. Hopefully, I learned a lot and I was ready to launch the … Read more

Emotions and Motivations as behaviour architecture

Hi all, a few days ago, I started designing the behaviour-based architecture for my robot Hurby. I thought to design it as a Subsumption architecture (see my previous blogs) in which different behaviours compete to be selected as dominant, and hence move Hurby accordingly.

voice recognition, face recognition, live HD streaming from the PiBot Camera, control via smartphone & tablet ,line following, line making, measuring distance, and GPS.
I've been working on a build-it-yourself Raspberry Pi Robot called the PiBot that has all sorts of cool features on it, such as voice recognition, face … Read more
Gets your robot up and running through a Python App
UPDATE: 7/5/2014 : Lighting up specific colours in an RGB LED via a Python GUI (added) UPDATE: 7/4/2014 : Short info on PyGame vs msvcrt library added. Hello … Read more