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General platform for doing stuff
Using a
My latest 'bot. the time it took me is really measured in days, just finding a decently priced plexiglas provider was very hard. but assembling, testing, coding … Read more

Self-Replicating Stationary Phototrophs

How many of you guys garden?

Updated with Bonus tip! You can "easily" hook up some cheap UHF / FM whatever units to make 2 MCU's talk wireless by serial. But you need to learn some stuff, this is what I learned :)
Since I discovered this: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/5916  all has changed! I was blind, but now I can see. And I can program! On Picaxe, in order to send … Read more
I did a brief video tutorial on Diptrace - this is part 2 on Laying out a PCB.  Part 1, covering schematics is here. \ Read more

WCRG 2010 Pictures and video

Hello all,

As promised the pictures from WCRG 2010.  Credits go to Fingertech for providing the video and pictures.

Line Following

Mine Sweeper

Chip

Well, I got busy tonight and finished up my new tracked robot design! I've been wanting to do this for awhile and finally got around to designing and lasering it … Read more
Pushes itself around, freeweelin'
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This was in a series of robots I made when I was really fond of the idea that instead of giving a robot wheels with traction, it should just be "something" that … Read more

Recommendations for steering

I'm building a yard bot. The initial blog is posted for my Yard Gnome already.

This robot will steer like a car, with one drive motor pushing two rear wheels, and a two-wheeled steering mechanism up front.

I'm looking for recommendation for how to automate steering on this thing.

Is there an affordable servo that is strong enough?

Should I build my own servo?

Here's the third Diptrace tutorial, this time I go through exporting files and ordering. video More Resources: DiptraceMy Diptrace component libraryPrevious … Read more
Sterylite6000 is a large and somewhat unusual robot.  Originally it was designed to use only six servos.  This worked resonably well, but did not get good ground … Read more

Guibot's mothers shaver

Today I got a parcel with the post.

Wondering what it was, it was quite a surprice to find what I imidatly recognized as being Guibot's mothers shaver.

Guibots mothers shaver

Then I realized that about 1 1/2 years ago, I said that I would take it over if Guibot had problems coding..

http://letsmakerobots.com/node/4141#comment-15356

Wow!

:D Thanks man.. when will I ever get the time to do that? Wll, I guess I have to :) What power did your mothers shaver take?

 

    And the Winner is... Drum roll.  Jad- Berro with Vario   And here is your fabulous prizes LMR bragging Rights. and an E-5. place hand on the screen where … Read more

Hehe, found something funny on youtube!

Hi everyone,

Whilst roaming on youtube, I found this kick-ass vid about CtC's first atempts at programming a PicAxe microcontroller... Little contrast to what he is up to now with Walter :p

N-joy

I really do not know what it does
Using a
If Google video is down, the videos can be found here: Video 1 Video 2      The I really Do Not Know What It Is Thing! I just had to do this - One day I may … Read more
This robot try to follow the sun. The tracks come from a old RC toy, the power is provide by a dual H bridge (L298)  Read more

Vmusic2 and a Great Company

I will get a walk-through up soon on this one but for now, I have to give some love to some great guys who actually care about customer service...

wrt54g as robot brain

Andrey Mikhalchuk demonstrates how to hack a popular wifi router to have an rs232 interface (or two). The openwrt project allows us to actually use that powerful hack. Andrey did what few people did before: he added a micro servo controller and TING robot's done!

makes your messy wires more appealing to the eye.
Hi, if you build robot, you most likely have a loads of messy wires going everywhere, well, so do I. So as a result of me being bored, i decided to start putting a … Read more

Arms for Edward

After lots of thinking about what my next robot should look like, I couldn't resist the temptation of trying to improve Edward. I never really made a good program for him and everybody who sees him ask me to switch him on and let him run around. When they do, i shrug and tell them "the batteries are dead" or "I'm still working on the programming".

Navigates arround controlled by other computer
Using a
Hi, This is my newest project. It is basically formed by two 28x1that are serial controlled by a processing application, one for the motors and other for the two … Read more
Drives around randomly, dices if he hits an obstacle, emits strange sounds
Using a
Forget to spin the bottle or throw common dice at your next party --- Mr. Random is in the house. Driven by two hacked (continuous rotation) servos, Mr. Random … Read more
Navigate around via IR, light off sparklers, fire crackers or do simple chemical experiments
Using a
Update 2010.06.11: New video for those who have birthday today   Ni hao robot builders,  Read more
UPDATE 2: Project has ended and robot is disassembled. link UPDATE 1: Since i changed from PIC to Atmega, I remade this bot's whole brain. H-bridges and motor … Read more

LMR logo kit

Hi Folks,

 today,  LMR's first Birthday,  you've all discovered the new LMR logo

 

Fritsl had the very good idea of a logo kit, available to everybody.

Remote Controlled or Autonomous Robot
Using a
This robot uses a Technological Arts Microcore11 HC11 processor, (2) Devantech SRF08 Range Finders (I2C) and a Devantech Magnetic Compass.  QRB1134 based homemade … Read more

LCD03 and PICAXE 28 pin Project Board

Hi,

Does anyone know how to connect a LCD03 to a picaxe 28x project board?

EDIT: I've already connected the LCD successfully to the board :D.

Hi, this is my airsoft turret that i have been working on for a little bit now. When I first started this project, I wanted to make an object tracking turret using … Read more