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creep around, avoid obstacles, autonomous and remote controlled
So this is my first robot ever.  Why another chopstick robot? Well, simple answer: When i first started to look into making any kind of robot the price for a kit … Read more
Object avoidance via 5 ultrasound sensors, basic object tracking via same sensors, bluetooth remote control via android
Hello, this is my first project on letsmakerobots so bear with me :) I wanted to build an object avoidance robot with more than one ultrasonic sensor as i found … Read more
Hello All, I've been doing a lot of reading and internet research for a couple months now and have finally worked up enough confidence to start my first project. … Read more
Hallo LMR community! After following your great projects for over one year, it's time to submit my first robot. As long as I can remember, I was always been … Read more
Navigates around Autonomously with pre-programmed waypoints
Using a
After seering that many people like making their rc quad-copters/ helicopters and planes autonomous by use of gps guided flight controllers, i throught i would try … Read more
 IR sensor module:  (IR LED, photo diode + little amplification)             Read more
Helps you get better performance from your programs
Preliminaries "God made the integers, all the rest is the work of man." Leopold Kronecker Read more
This is my first robot project. I used an Arduino Uno and Rotoshield. Read more
So I'll be making a robotic hand, closely modeled too a human one.  I'll be experimenting with unusual actuation methods such as shape memory alloys.  I'm … Read more
Replace mechanical limit switches on my CNC mill
As some of you are aware, I have a small desktop milling machine (Taig) that I converted for CNC control. And a very useful feature to implement on a CNC machine … Read more
Assists Boy Scouts with Camping Activities
Using a
ScoutBot 1402 is a Robot Designed to take camping with Boy Scout Troop 1402. It is a rather large and heavy Robot, it stands about 5 feet tall, and weighs in at … Read more
Hello! Here you got Robin, my first robot! He can avoid objects and later he will be also able to follow lines. He haves a 20M2 as brain, a Dagu Rover 5 as base and … Read more
Travels towards Light source
This is my first robot to use the a MSP430 microcontroller and was mainly a project to help me learn more about using the MSP430. I originally posted this robot on … Read more
General InformationNon Pneumatic Tire / Airless Tire (actually just the wheel), matching tire and hub attachment (for printing the wheel without supports) Some … Read more
My first hexapod build! I've been itching to build one for a long time now, but the cost of the very nice Lynxmotion kit was out of my toy budget. After scouring … Read more

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(This node will probably float a bit, have lots of work to do on it. My apologies.) I'd been wanting to create a bridge between Arduino and iOS for awhile. Not … Read more
Stays there, soaking the sun rays. Buzzes angrily once in a while.
The other guy that came out of my little building session on that weekend. I wanted to make a solar roller but somehow the motors I had were unable to push even … Read more

Help with Beaglebone Black balancing robot

Hello everyone, I want to start by saying this question post might become long and I hope you guys hang on and are able to help me. So here we go :)

First of all the robot is barely able to balance. Here is a video of the robot trying to balance. The problem seems to be that the robot is not able to reach the setpoint fast enough. This is a speculation so you guys give me your ideas on what the problem is also.

Project demonstrates various statically balanced gaits of a quadpod.
Using a
YAQ - Yet Another Quadrupedal - is a four legged walking robot. This project demonstrates utilization of various crawling gaits to achieve synchronized movement of … Read more

MDIBs - Metadata Driven Internet Brains

I'm always asking myself, "What is logical for how to build a smarter bot with today's tech and the tech soon to come?"  

Meet Spidey and no, he does not use the Spider Controller! (Looks like a spider, thus, the codename Spidey, or maybe that's just me :D ) He's a single motor based … Read more
navigates environments based on plant derived data
Tenax Mundus, is the tenacious treaded prototype plantoid ready to conquer wild territories such as mildly cluttered carpet, and courageously... err safely avoid … Read more