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making Rover using Faulhaber 24V BLDC and ATxmega128/256. Wireless Communication using xbee. Main host CPU running windows 7 with custom developing application in … Read more
  This is my first completed robot hence the name JR-1.  I used 1/4 inch melamine for the body and bick pen sections and bolts for the risers. The motos are … Read more
Drives around blind at the moment
Using a
Well, here's the post about my first robot. It's not yet finished... so bear with me as I iron out all the bugs. I purchased an RC Jeep at Walgreen's (US drugstore) … Read more
Here goes 812-R8. I really wanted to get something posted as this bot has been sitting here for almost a week now. More details and photos will be added later … Read more
Hey guys, Figured I'd share some of my more recent work; Dragoon. This is an RX-64 based quadruped robot using an ArbotiX Robocontroller and the new & … Read more
Howto make sound without any sound transducer using only the DC motors of your robot.
Description: I  am just start to play around with the new Arduino Tone library, when I realize that I have no sound transducer laying around here. Than I remember … Read more
Hi guys (and girls) I need some help here. I’m trying to make a beads sorter for my kids, but my funnel approach is not working. Read more
Cheap 4WD off road chassis for your robot
The chassis of the "Rebound" is perfect for small off road robots. The PCB has a radio receiver and dual "H" bridge. This walkthrough shows you how to make the … Read more
Runs around bumping into stuff
One of the first ‘robots’ I built was a Beetle bug based on the intractable found … Read more
Navigate arround using 2 IR Leds and an IR receptor
Using a
This is PJBot version 3. The brain of this Bug is an Arduino. Now, it only go rolling and  avoiding obstacles that it detects with 2 led's and 1 IR receptor. Read more
This is the fusion of my old Qwerkbot project and a 4WD base, with omniwheels replacing the originals. I've also attached one of Oddbot's compound IR sensors for … Read more
Free program for drawing complex flow charts
It’s always good practice to draw a flow chart before start coding. That will save you lot of debugging problems and the structure and flow of your program will … Read more
wanders about trying to avoid stuff
Using a
I give you "Survivor Bot 08M"... if your wondering about the name, well my sister (a full grown adult) picked the robot up and thew it across the room, smashing it … Read more
Walks around autonomous
Using a
Hi i'm from Romania and i am 17  year old.I am in robotics from age of 13 and i will show you my scrap built 4 legs walker.I have started with two old servos and a … Read more

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Heated Bed Warning Light

Hello everyone, I thought I'd share a circuit I am using on a little 3D printer upgrade project.

I have a heated bed PCB for my Printrbot that I am currently adding to the underside my aluminum bed. I needed clips to hold the pcb in place and provide a housing for wire strain relief. I designed some and printed them out. I wanted to add LED warning lights to the clips so they would glow when the bed was hot. I really wanted the lights to stay lit after the bed was off and slowly dim to nothing over about an hours time like the warning light on my stove does.

So far it's used to test modified Eddie firmware.
As I mentioned in an earlier blog, I was given a bunch of really cool robot parts by Parallax in exchange for modifying their "Eddie" code to work with different … Read more
Blender > Part 001 - Real Time Keyboard Control
Blender > Part 001 - Real Time Keyboard Control. For us to understand how we can use blender to control our real life robots we have to know a little more … Read more
Blendering your Python Code. Here is a walkthrough showing how to implement Python scripts in Blender. Blender can be used as a powerful Gui to not only display … Read more
produce chaotic drawings with his pen
hi all I am mr. Chaos  I can draw chaotic drawings with my ink pen i suck energy from a 1.4 v zinc air cell nice to meet you Read more
"Spidy" the spider robot. A bunch of people have built these. After my having seen them I had to make one too!  :-) Spidy is a Start Here type robot. Otherwise … Read more
A nice, simple base running on good ol' Fritz code
Using a
Well folks, Here's another entry based on Fritz's great code. One goal I had was to not have anything soldered directly to the main board. Instead I installed … Read more
Charges lithium polymer and lithium ion cells
About a year ago, I bought a pretty nice, but old, digital camera in a thrift shop for $3.  I really like the camera, and one thing I like about it is that it has … Read more