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Sometimes you want to be able to go at different speeds, usually to make serial connections. Here is a snap on / off way of setting it up
Update: Note that the newer Picaxe models can change a lot by commands like setfreq alone :)   This is only for dummies like myself using Picaxe 28Xx standard … Read more
run into things
Another Junkbot, this time from a dead PS2 mouse. Knocked out in a couple hours from parts that were already on hand. Its main purpose in life is to entertain my … Read more
Roam with Radio Control overide and audio feedback with TV cam
Using a
This is my first robot and first time using a microcontroller. Electronics is easy for me but programming is another can of worms. I would like to thank all the … Read more
Updated with a 2nd video! Code is now uptodate and can be found at: code.google.com/protobot. Read more
Navigate with IR and ultrasound and play sounds, looks adorable
Using a
So I was at the Disney store in the local mall, and I saw this R/C Wall-E toy, which actually looked big enough to stuff some electronics into, so I just had to do … Read more
Here's my version of the Start Here Robot.  It pretty much follows Fritz's directions, with some minor adaptations of the body based on the material I had on hand, … Read more
Well, its my first made out of scraps and it just spins!
 Here is another short clip at my Omniwheel Growbot programmed to run in 10 directions. Alot of mechnical problems for sure. Time to mabe make a more sound body. I … Read more
Hi guys, Thought it was about time I posted, this is actually my second robot. My first can be seen in some of the pics beside Lollypod. It used an 18x project … Read more
You asked for it! This cost me all night. Including video editing, voiceovers and retakes! Uploading, deleting and reuploading... No Pulse for all of you this … Read more
Forget making a LED blink. how do you even get it to turn on? This is a walkthrough for making an LED turn on and off at will, in a small beacon for a robot's … Read more
It is used to Lift the Object
This is My First Robot.  It Lifts the Object using Remote .There was Problem to Drive the Robot using Motors using Gearbox.   I had used a CD Rom for Upward And … Read more
It will roam in the environment looking all around itself.
Using a
Hi everyone. Like many other people, I get inspired a lot from movie "Wall-E" so I decided to make a clone of it. This is my first attempt to make a Wall-E similar … Read more
TB-007 (ThunderBird 7) Big Brother of TB-6. (Blogged) TB-007 is able to Detect Metal  (Coins, Rings, Gold, Electric Underground/Floor Cables and annoying Bottle … Read more
obstacle avoidance
Using a
My first robot.  Basic obstacle avoidance attempted, but it turned out that one of the servos wasn't working right, so it mostly just went in circles. Read more

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Arduino and a Chinese 32 channel servo controller

I bought a Chinese USC 32 channel servo controller on ebay a month ago. Last weekend I finally found some time to try it out. But I can not get it to work with my Arduino Mega, actually I thought there was something wrong with the board, unitl I downloaded the Chinese software for it, which lets you test the board. I connected 2 servos and the sliders in the program let the servos move. So the board works when using USB.

This is the link with the manual: http://www.torobot.co/usc32-manual

Spinning line follower or maze solver
I've now attached a 3D model in Sketchup. Scamper started as an experimental omni wheel platform. The challenge with omni or mecanum wheels is that you need precise … Read more

Depression

Not many people understand chronic depression. I doubt anything I write here will solve anything, but I think it's important that people recognize the signs of depression and learn to recognize them in themselves and their loved ones.

Most people make the mistake of confusing depression with depression. See, I've just done it myself. One problem for English speakers is that the word for depression (as in a chronic life-threatening mental illness, most often inherited) with depression (as in being sad for a few weeks due to a known cause).

Sugru, New bot building material.

I found this on YouTube and thought it was a pretty neat way to make some strong, flexible, temperature resistant robot parts. All the info is in the video, but basically it is like polymorph, only silicon based. Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_756411&feature=iv&src_vid=azhI2yFsJVU&v=QCifobRF9Ac

Questions about Wild Thumper 6WD with Wild Thumper Robot Controller

This is my first post and my first attempt at starting a robot and programming said robot. I have some questions regarding my Wild Thumper 6WD with Wild Thumper Robot Controller.

I had bought a RC Car from walmart for about $15 to use with the Arduino Motorshield a while back (see here). Fortunately, I had taken some pictures before I … Read more