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This a s flexible solar cell from outsidesupply.com. Its rated at 3v and 25ma, but i get 4v out of it. It comes with free shipping. Its very flexible as you can see … Read more
How to program a trusty PICAXE while running Ubuntu (or most Linux distributions)
Well, a small comment in the shoutbox caused several of my LMR buddies to download Ubuntu. Good choice, I like it! Here's a walkthrough to programming a PICAXE in … Read more
this was my first robot. though it was a kit and i didnt have to create chassis myself, it taught me a lot. after finishing the book and the exercises in it i … Read more
touch sensor with colour changing LED
These whisker/antenna sensors work like normal touch sensors but change colour when they touch something. The first video is my original prototype using a single … Read more
My mom really looked up to my electronic Wiz and said: Build me an automatic trash can.  So I started planning. You can also build this as i show you how to cause … Read more
gives an input when it is touched
first, you need a clotheshanger, a pair of pliers, some epoxy, and a leaf-spring switch see pic 1 for materials. chop a fair bit off of the coathanger with the … Read more
Line follower
This is my second line follower robot. It is very cheap. Thanks to the light construction it's faster than previous robot GOOFY.  Small motors are directly … Read more
Anything I tell it to
Using a
This is my first attempt at an RF controlled robot.  So far, the most I've done is stripped the chassis of an old RC car, and I've started on the control panel.  … Read more
This represents my first attempt at any robot. Not the happy ending that I expected. Even after two tries still nothing. I followed the tutorial found here :--> … Read more
This thing just derbys around using three differentially rotating balls to move in any direction
update? - not really, I accidently deleted the youtube link - so I'm fixing it ..  This is not a very intelligent, or special robot - it took me long enough, but … Read more
This will be my first robot with a board. But I have made a RC boat made out of Styrofoam using parts from RC Helicopter. June 21, 2009 - ordered parts … Read more
run fast
My unsuccessful Mr. basic competitor. I was very unlucky with the Dagu kit I got and still haven't managed to get the chassis running normal. With the normal amount … Read more
Navigate around via ultrasound. Detects fire and fight against it.
Using a
This is my competitor for the LMR DAGU contest. It is named Mr. "Red" Adair, named after the well known firefighter Paul "Red" Adair. An Atmel ATmega328 controller … Read more
This robot is destined to the robotic cup Eurobot ( http://www.eurobot.org/ ). It's a great amateur robotics contest composed essentially of students teams or … Read more
I had a trip to Taiwan on May 31 and i'm coming back soon. During my trip i came across several electronic shops and man they sell electronics for a very cheap … 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