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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
Arlo is a robot you can build and program. He has far more sensors than almost any other robot. For example, he has 8 sensors in his hands, 6 real and 10 virtual … Read more

Mini Driver Mk II - S4A compatible

For some time now I've been wanting to release a new version of the Mini Driver with the ATmega328P. Then the Boss asked me if our controllers were S4A compatible (Scratch 4 Arduino). Now we do!

Video of Doodle Bot using this board can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j95dTWg2-d0
Click on the picture for a larger image. Check out the features listed below!

This is a robot based on the concept of embodiment and emergence, a concept seemingly proposed by Rolf Pfeifer. It is also based on a presentation I gave in 2011 on … Read more
My first robot using Rover5 - roverbot! Objective: Night timeshift photography... Analyzing plants, photo capturing for 3D modeling.. WIP Components used: Read more
Navigate in an indoor or outdoor environnement avoiding obstacles. Can be autonomous or remotly controlled by Bluetooth
  Characteristics: Read more
only basic bipedal walking and getting up movements
This is my first post here on this great site, hope you like it! Many of the technical details of this robot are inspired by stuff I read here, so this robot truly … Read more
Neon clock on the old Soviet neon lamps (IN-12) 1970s. Welcome to the USSR :))   Read more
    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

ComMotion Shield in action!

Some time ago I built my Scamper robot to test / demonstrate DAGU's new Omni wheels with rubber rollers. Later I remade Scamper into a kit and combined the two Mini Drivers into a single PCB called ComMotion.

So far it's used to test modified Eddie firmware.
As I mentioned in an earlier blog, I was given a bunch of really cool robot parts by Parallax in exchange for modifying their "Eddie" code to work with different … Read more

Sunny - The InMoov clone at DFRobot

UPDATE OCTOBER 24, 2014:

The time lapse video made with 1200 photos captured by Sunny's camera eye (it's on Youku).

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XODA4OTcyNjc2.html

May I introduce Sunny. He's a direct offspring of the famous InMoov.

4 axis robot arm with a small gripper and teach function. (In fact: it is a 3 axis robot) This robot can follow. This robot can learn. And this robot can repeat … Read more
With more and more 3D printers emerging its time to brush up on some 3D cad packages. My preferred software is "Blender" as it is a very flexible and easy to use … Read more
Blendering your Python Code. Here is a walkthrough showing how to implement Python scripts in Blender. Blender can be used as a powerful Gui to not only display … Read more
Blender > Part 001 - Real Time Keyboard Control
Blender > Part 001 - Real Time Keyboard Control. For us to understand how we can use blender to control our real life robots we have to know a little more … Read more
Here a few more details of getting your Propeller or Arduino to control objects in Blender. First part is the hardest ..... Install PySerial  to enable Blender to … Read more

Support PopPet

Update,

Looks like dx, banggood and tindie all pulled this from their 'shelves'. Banggood wants to know who can supply PopPet. I'm passing them CP's way.

I'm scrubbing this post to avoid giving anyone bad names at this point. Thanks everyone.

Hello Guys & Gals,

I am posting this so that fellow LMR members know what is going on, and send an E-mail to ____ in support of PopPet.

Actually, I made this Robot to be controlled by an android device through Bluetooth Module. But unfortunately my bluetooth module stopped working. So I was thinking … Read more

Heated Bed Warning Light

Hello everyone, I thought I'd share a circuit I am using on a little 3D printer upgrade project.

I have a heated bed PCB for my Printrbot that I am currently adding to the underside my aluminum bed. I needed clips to hold the pcb in place and provide a housing for wire strain relief. I designed some and printed them out. I wanted to add LED warning lights to the clips so they would glow when the bed was hot. I really wanted the lights to stay lit after the bed was off and slowly dim to nothing over about an hours time like the warning light on my stove does.

produce chaotic drawings with his pen
hi all I am mr. Chaos  I can draw chaotic drawings with my ink pen i suck energy from a 1.4 v zinc air cell nice to meet you Read more
"Spidy" the spider robot. A bunch of people have built these. After my having seen them I had to make one too!  :-) Spidy is a Start Here type robot. Otherwise … Read more
A nice, simple base running on good ol' Fritz code
Using a
Well folks, Here's another entry based on Fritz's great code. One goal I had was to not have anything soldered directly to the main board. Instead I installed … Read more
Dear: LMR Just to let you know I have been developing for the past month a steampunk robot. I have finished the mechanical and moving onto electrical and software. … Read more
A simple Linux-based robot platform to learn about AI and ML
Updates Nov 27 '14: Read more
Obstacle avoidance and colour tracking using sonar, IR sensors and a webcam
This is my latest robot project which I have named BFRMR1. It is a differential drive robot with two castors at the rear. The chassis is made from aluminium sheet … Read more

DreamMaker Overlord sneak preview

Well, it's time to inform you that the DreamMaker Overlord is launching on Kickstarter soon. 

UPDATE: Launch time is confirmed. It's 00:00h CST. For less confusion I did list some major cities here: