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Show how to improve the output of analog sensors
Indroduction: The Sharp GP2Dxxx family is often used in robotics as distance sensors because the sensors are cheap and everywhere available. The normal use of these … Read more
XBee Files - Part 1 - Basic Communications and Setup. Non-Stream Video :- XBee Files Part 1 This guide will take you through the basic setting up of the XBees in an … Read more
This is my second rocket car, designed with Google Sketchup. The image below is additional rendered with Inkscape (also freeware): All wheels will be ball bearing … Read more
Flashes four 7-segment display which forms the word: "LOVE"
Hi guys...   I saw a blog about a cool project. It is powered from USB and simply displays the word "LOVE"... I was thinking about adding more dinamics because I … Read more
 Hi everybody, This is somewhat a tutorial, so here I wanna present you some information about ATmel's processors, and I will present those two chips that I am … Read more
navigates via ultrasound, "identifies" milkshake bottles and drives away from them
Using a
Following on from Djeff-209 MkI. In order to replace a slipping drive sprocket, I had to change the layout a bit. I also added the code for very limited object … Read more
navigate around via ir........
Using a
Very simple robot with sharp ir and microswitches.............. 3 servos and arduino brain.......     Read more
Djeff-209 is my first robot, based on the LMR Start Here robot. I swapped out the wheels for tracks, and an SRF05 ultrasonic in place of the Sharp IR sensor. At … Read more
Interpretes Logo commands coded by black and white boxes on paper strip. Draws accordingly :D
Using a
Hi, everybody! I'm back with my new robot - LogoTurtleBot. Read more
Navigates via 3 Sharp IR detectors
Using a
This robot uses Mark Tildens H-Bridge design for motor drivers. The brains of the robot is a HEX inverter that until the Sharp IR detects an object the motors go … Read more
lets you transmit IR at a range of up to 200m
It is actually very simple you know...it' all based on two primary things: - LED won't be on at all times, so maybe we can get a little over that max current … Read more
The fascination nowadays is that I could put in “cost ” 30€ or 30.000€. Read more
Will hopefully reach an altitude of 35km
This is one of our projects for the Google Lunar X Prize. We will launch a 2 m diameter hydrogen weather balloon coming Saturday nearby Nanjing, China. The payload … Read more

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The insect bot is simple to make, and uses a vibration motor as its head, which is powered by a capacitor as its abdomen, which I salvaged from an old toy plane, … Read more
My first attempt at a dancing Chinese lion was rushed and failed miserably. I did however learn a few things from the failure and am attempting to make a fully … Read more
Arduino MINI V3, Bluetooth, Infra LED, Key & Joypad controled robot.
Triple Axis Magnetometer - HMC5883 Using Arduino Nano V3 plate infrared LEDs built a data transmission device, which is controlled using a PC terminal programs … Read more
Learns through pattern recognition, drives very manoeuvrably, calculates best action from success of previous actions.
If you are familiar with the combined work of the late Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter, then you will understand why I have called this robot Lobsang. If not, I … Read more
Get a mBot from makeblock for a review
Update 29 July 2015: the call for reviewers is closed. Thank you all for your propositions to review the mBot kit. Makeblock is reviewing now your comments and will … Read more
ATMEGA16, LDR, Following line control robot
The robot is controlled in this way we also, when we want to move along a specified line. Whether it followed, or as shown in lines (black szigetelőszallag taped) … Read more
     Movies can be a great source of inspiration for our projects.      As a post-apocalyptic movies fan, I've waited anxiously for Mad Max: Fury Road. The … Read more
This is a simple demo showing how a simulator using Processing can look like with only a few lines of code: I used something similar for my quadruped robot and was … Read more