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Floid (Prototype 0610) This is the first prototype of Floid, The inspiration came from Frits and his TIRDNKWIIT Robot. The idea being that it will move around by … Read more
Hi guys, This is a modified PICO. This is one of my product prototypes. You will find in our online shop in few days. I use Arduino and 2 ir SHARP distance sensors … Read more
navigate, recognize faces, speak, obey voice commands
Using a
Ok this is my new bot Beryl (cause she's blue...) This is my big robot, intended to have a nano/pico-ITX PC inside with windows XP.  She is powered by a 5AH SLA … Read more
Remote Controlled or Autonomous Robot
Using a
This robot uses a Technological Arts Microcore11 HC11 processor, (2) Devantech SRF08 Range Finders (I2C) and a Devantech Magnetic Compass.  QRB1134 based homemade … Read more
  So you are interested in building a GPS guided vehicle? Well this is not for the beginner. This walk through does not hold your hand. I am expecting that you … Read more
Navigate around via ultrasound
Using a
Navigates using SRF005 , avoids objects Read more
wirelessly control robots
Using a
inspired by Guilherme Martins G-remote , i decided to take the thing to the next level and create this , still needs programming but should go along easily :) i got … Read more
persistence of vision
Using a
  A persistence-of-vision robot. Small 'bot built into a CD case (photo with cover off). It roams around, searching for a black tape line (kinda like a … Read more
Differentially-steered robot with 12x5 LED front display, sonar "eyes", text-to-speech, self-docking charging, etc. In progress, but mostly done. Read more
Simple "Herbie the Photovore" type junkbot; in this case the body is a cheapo Radio Shack 4 AAA holder w/powerswitch; the rest of the body is old ICs stripped from … Read more
All of a sudden I got this strange urge to build a bot that beeps. Don't ask me why. Well what can you do about it? Build one! So here's what I managed to put … Read more
Navigates around via Sharp and tactile sensor, measures ionizing radiation, telemetry of radioactive activity via wireless 2 digit counter
Using a
Hi everybody! Finally I found the time to start building Mr. Radioactivity. The robot navigates around via Sharp and tactile sensor, measures ionizing radiation via … Read more
Allows you to control your robot by tilting your RC transmitter
So here is a nice way to control your next robot by simply tilting your transmitter, that's right no more wiggling the sticks ! Who's idea was to make the sticks so … Read more
Programs your PICAXEs easily
  I designed this board by myself and I plan to sell it. It can fit the PICAXE 08M - 14M -18x- 20x2 - 28x2.   It has switch to turn the power on and keep the … Read more

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sharing experience robot JAVA programming on Raspberry Pi

For those interested in robot control via JAVA programs on the Raspberry PI, I have posted an update on my experience with JAVA in my robot description here:

http://letsmakerobots.com/robot/project/search-and-rescue-robot

Even better, if you are able to offer any help or advice, that would be great. I am slowly running out of options......

Regards,

Willem

 

Moves! Talks in Minionese! Makes you laugh!
Are  you a fan of the Despicable Me movies? Eagerly awaiting the release of the Minions prequel movie this summer? Time to build your own Minion. You know you want … Read more
Line follower using three line sensors with a Dagu Micro Magician on an Actobotics Runt Rover Sprout chassis. Uses 6v NiMNH battery pack
Next to obstacle avoiding robots, the most common beginner bot would be a line follower. I myself love line followers, and they are some of my favorite weekend … Read more
If you want your bot has the ability of precision motion and keep things simple,this project may helps. Part list: 65mm wheel *2, … Read more
A track to provide locomotion.
  OK, I've been asked a few times about the tracks I made from bicycle chain. It's probably easier if I just make a tutorial and then I can direct anyone … Read more
Navigates around via stereo cams, picks up and carries objects
The robot is controlled from a laptop running Windows (don't kill me, please, Windows + Visual C++ is in my view still the easiest, most flexible environment to … Read more
Autonomy, vision, sonar, PID control
This bot, has been a kinda "I'm bored" project. It has taken several iterations over the last few years. Mostly made from scraps and donated material, there is … Read more
An easy to build, Arduino powered, walking robot, with manual IR remote control, with automatic mode that uses ultrasound to avoid obsticles
The parts list Some tie-wraps (for the cabling) Foam tape An Arduino - I used a VISduino An Arduino sensor shield Battery box + batteries - I used 4xAAA in the … Read more