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On old trick to get more power out of your cheaper motors
Here's an old trick, but it it's good. if you have a setup with a (cheap) motor, and you'd like a little more juice out of it.. get some of them strong magnets, … Read more
Follows FSHPC (Fritz' Start Here Posted Code), assists in product placement
Using a
UPDATE: This project is closed. I'm using the (working) parts for a new bot. But I had a battery question … Read more
 Loki's Head     Loki's control interface       Loki grew a head recently in order to support some experiments with stereo vision.  The two lasers are … Read more
this is a simply sicilian robot what: Navigate around via infrared and solar panels, lighting with lamp when it's dark, send image from motorized wireless camera, … Read more
With much help from my LMR homies, I have figured out i2c and EEPROM's! This is just a little video of my first test. Oh, the possibilities now that I can record … Read more
Studies in alternative ways of moving - offering more creativity, unseen posebilities and new challenges
UPDATE: Next step here UPDATE: New video, some studies :)UPDATE: Quote from the shoutbox: Addy:No offence, but that headhunter seems a bit idiotic to me. It's not … Read more
This is my first fire fighting robot,actually its the second one built  here in jordan and first in my university J.U.S.T,its really hard to design one when you … Read more
Navigates via IR and plays other random behaviors (navigate, wall follow, beacon follow, beep, spin, go crazy)
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This is a small rover I built one day when I was bored at school. I picked up a small square project box and thought, "This would make a good carpet rover", and … Read more
Anyway guys I was looking at other people's projects here on the site and I ended up clicking a link a link to trossenrobotics.com. After clicking around for a bit … Read more
it will avoid walls using two sensors
here is a small project, that I made with my friend ( Stefan ) if you are a real robot builder , you have alrady got all the stuff you´ll need turn off your … Read more
Writes and draws on the floor.
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This baby takes input from a home made scripting language and turns it into drawings on the floor. When I rule the world, PVC conduit is going to be what all … Read more
Navigates around and indoor environment using a CMUcam and Arduino (for now)
Using a
Update 20/09/2008: A major milestone has been reached! The robot can navigate around a otterman, two shoes, my leg and a kitten using just the CMUcam's averaging … Read more
Navigates very slowly, possibly to enter another challenge
Using a
Robosnail was my first working robot. For nostalga, maybe a challenge entry, and just to have it running again, I'll attempt a rebuild this fun little robot, … Read more
Lifts Objects
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This is for the Olympics challenge. It can lift heavy things(for its size and its own weight). It lifts thingsand holds them up for 3 seconds. And then, after it … Read more

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    Hello all!This is my robotic arm project. It is almost finished it just needs the controller and a bit of programming it finish it up. Read more
The MeArm is a project I've been working on since February. It's an open source robot arm. I think this is the reason I've not shared on here before, this big white … Read more
Nightlight, Rotates Head, Blinks with Eyes, Children Fun
"What kind of party do you want to have my son ?" asked a mother her son. "A robot party!" answered the soon 7 year old boy.  A robot party without a real robot is … Read more
Well this seems to be an opportunity to good to be missed! A friend of mine was throwing out (THROWING OUT!!) the aforementioned CNC router. Well he wasnt, his … Read more
This tutorial is still under contruction so please check weekly for updates. I have taken it out of "Draft Mode" because it has a lot of useful information for … Read more
Adds a New Tool to Your Programming Kit
State machines are a nice way to write many programs, especially those for embedded and robotic applications. But for someone new to programming, they often seem … Read more
The Scamper chassis can move in any direction and each motor has a high resolution encoder so it should make an ideal painting robot. Think mobile dotmatrix … Read more
Multiple functions - aims to be an easy to edit robot with lots of accessable variables and functions within the software, these can be implemented in a meaningful in the main loop to make the robot function as desired.
You can see a side view here and a view of the casters here  I worked really hard on that acronym title. Chassis Read more