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I've been working on a home automation project for a while - Jon Williams' Spin Zone column on Sony's IR control format (pdf) got me started on IR control. It's … Read more
Self positioning buoy for scientific use
Using a
Some of you might have read my post on Whirligig http://letsmakerobots.com/node/16995 and its predecessor SEA RENDERING http://letsmakerobots.com/node/21098, and … Read more
Displays images when you shake your head
Hi, this is my POV dispay that I made for my Jamboree troop's gateway. Since I had no way of making it spin or wave, I had to have it just stay stationary while … Read more
Tells you what pipes to hit to play certain songs
Hi, this year I attended the 2010 National Scout Jamboree. My troop's gateway theme was The Blue Man Group, so we built PVC pipe instuments for people to play when … Read more
Flashes light to beats in music
Flashes LEDs to beats in music. The concept is simple. Two FETs act as switches, and turn the LEDs ON when sufficient current flows through its base terminal. The … Read more
Price: $10 USD
The PowerTwig is a tiny breadboard-able power supply; Tiny, just 3" x 0.2".3 sets of headers let you connect to Vin (power straight from your power adapter), 5V … Read more
Visualize the paths taken by ionizing alpha particles
Yeah, atom physics find one's way into LMR. Here is my simple expansion cloud chamber. An expansion cloud chamber works by saturating the air in a chamber with … Read more
Price: $20 USD
The VGA A/V module expands the Propeller Platform to include VGA & composite (NTSC or PAL) video output, audio output, keyboard and mouse input, and a … Read more
Debugger / PC interface for Propeller
ViewPort promised easier debugging on the Propeller - does it deliver? What is ViewPort? ViewPort is a software tool to help you develop on the Prop.  There are 2 … Read more
Navigate around and cartograph. Follow line and avoid obstacles
Using a
Here is my first robot. It's called Cartographer. It will have three wheels, driven by two rather big stepper motors. Arduino, motorshield and compass module will … Read more
I planned to use tactile sensor on my arduino based robot. In the end I used IR sensors instead. anyway, there are applications where tactile sensor is the right … Read more
Offline storage for project files
Hopefully my boss won’t see this, but from time to time I get some ideas when at work or I need to check something out in my current robot project. So I keep all … Read more
We have many visitors from china that have problems watching some of our stuff
If you are in China, you probably are aware that A) There are restrictions to your Internet B) There are ways to bypass these restrictions Now, I am not at all an … Read more
perfect for putting components like CNY70 in place
Good tip on how to place sensors on your robot is by using old cables that are probably laying around the house of most people interested in building robots at … Read more

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I'm working on improving the stride length of the original BoB logic (four servo walk). I decided to add two hip servos and I hope I can get away without adding … Read more
I am currently developing an new robot - Neurono. The robot will be controlled by a custom build neural computer. The computer consists beside of some sensor/actor … Read more
Simply using a hand from an opensource robot called Inmoov and controlling it through the use of a glove and XBees. The full size robot of the hand can be found at InMoov.fr
4 years after making my balancing bliepbot, i planned to make a Johnny-five-like robot. I still had some parts from bliepbot: nimh batteries, parallax motor-wheel … Read more
Navigates via 3 IR Switches, Plays "hide and go seek", makes semi-intelligent course corrections, gives audio and visual feedback via buzzer and lcd display, remote controlable
Using a
I built this robot as an all-around robot to jump start my way into Arduino. I self taught myself everything about this robot from code to hardware and have taken … Read more

Arduino + ESP8266 Wifi Self balancing robot

Hi, I just found (and bought) a cool robot that uses the Arduino Leonardo+ ESP8266 Wifi module to communicate with a smartphone/tablet/Ipad: