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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
Add 10-bit incremental / absolute encoder feedback to your hobby servo.
Modified continuous-rotation servos are used extensively by roboticists due to their small form-factor, enclosed motor-gearbox, ease of mounting and … Read more

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Well this seems to be an opportunity to good to be missed! A friend of mine was throwing out (THROWING OUT!!) the aforementioned CNC router. Well he wasnt, his … Read more
This tutorial is still under contruction so please check weekly for updates. I have taken it out of "Draft Mode" because it has a lot of useful information for … Read more
Adds a New Tool to Your Programming Kit
State machines are a nice way to write many programs, especially those for embedded and robotic applications. But for someone new to programming, they often seem … Read more
The Scamper chassis can move in any direction and each motor has a high resolution encoder so it should make an ideal painting robot. Think mobile dotmatrix … Read more
Multiple functions - aims to be an easy to edit robot with lots of accessable variables and functions within the software, these can be implemented in a meaningful in the main loop to make the robot function as desired.
You can see a side view here and a view of the casters here  I worked really hard on that acronym title. Chassis Read more
Arlo is a robot you can build and program. He has far more sensors than almost any other robot. For example, he has 8 sensors in his hands, 6 real and 10 virtual … Read more

Mini Driver Mk II - S4A compatible

For some time now I've been wanting to release a new version of the Mini Driver with the ATmega328P. Then the Boss asked me if our controllers were S4A compatible (Scratch 4 Arduino). Now we do!

Video of Doodle Bot using this board can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j95dTWg2-d0
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This is a robot based on the concept of embodiment and emergence, a concept seemingly proposed by Rolf Pfeifer. It is also based on a presentation I gave in 2011 on … Read more