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In this “Fun with Python” part we don't need anything from part 1 or 2. But if you like this, then you should have a look at them. The World Wide Web is a … Read more

IR and ultrasound based positioning beacons

I have this idea for a positioning system based on IR+ultrasound beacons. It is very simple, and I'm surprised that I can't find anything like that already in use. I guess there are some problems that I can't see, so I wanted to ask you to point the flaws in my idea before I invest time and materials into chasing a pipe dream.

The goal is to get an accurate position of a robot inside a room that is decorated with some additional beacons. The positions of the beacons are known to the robot, so that it can position itself relative to them.

My two cents in memory of Lumi

Lumi meant a lot to me, and a whole lot more to this awesome community. Yesterday, I went rolling over past memories of Lumi - his time spent on LMR and other places around the world - and came up with a short tribute to this great person.

It's shocking, but life goes on. We all will miss you Lumi.

Raspberry Pi B+ SRF05 Servo Tower Pro 9G Module L298 UBEC use in helicopter Battery Pulse 3S 2250 mAh Read more
The making of K-9  2.0 video slideshow. K-9 getting to know his new home video. K-9 controlled via a VCN iPhone app video demo. A bit of fun with K-9 at Xmas 2014 … Read more
Autonomy, vision, sonar, PID control
This bot, has been a kinda "I'm bored" project. It has taken several iterations over the last few years. Mostly made from scraps and donated material, there is … Read more
Ok, I’m not 100% sure if anyone will be interested in this, however as far as I have seen, this site leans more towards software and electronics, than mechanical. … Read more
A toy that can be controlled by an Android phone could be turned into an interesting robot if we just tape the phone to the toy and do some interesting software.  … Read more
This is not a “start programming with python” tutorial, since I think if you know any other programming language, you should with the help of the www find your … Read more
Drives around, Scans the environment, gets data, logs it and transmits it wirelessly
This is Version 2of the Terestrial robot. it features lower power consuption motors with planetary gearboxes. This rover is meant to drive via a programmable … Read more
Interface an lcd tft screen with arduino
Some of you may have purchased this LCD Screen or thinking of getting one. Its a great screen for displaying images and graphics. I purchased mine for displaying … Read more
Print dadaist poems with a thermal printer
Using a
My second experiment (first is here ) to make Art o something similar with Arduino, is the Dadaist Poetry Box. Read more
Learns to navigate via Neural Network
Using a
This is the "Chinese Bot".  Its called that because 95% of the parts were sourced from China (via eBay). It uses Tamiya dual-motor gearbox, a cheap home-made … Read more
The other day I fund a massage thing in a 1dollar store and turned it into this little robot, it's not much but it is actuality my first C program done by me self, … Read more
Trigonometry mostly, so that it can decide where to go next. Also avoids obstacles …
<p>I'm not sure if you allow Lego robots on this site, but here she is anyway.<p> <p>Since getting into Lego Mindstorms I've made and subsequently … Read more
It behaves similar to original Furby. Moving ears,eyes, mouth, torso and feet. Also has its own personality.
Using a
(See last update (June 2nd) at the end of the page: designing behaviours).  Read more
Controlled via Bluetooth, autonomous object avoidance mode. Future: play sounds from MicroSD card, control Walle's LED eyes etc
The mission To convert a little pushtoy Wall-e into a fully motorised, arduino powered robot with bluetooth for control. Why? My little boy loves Wall-e, I love … Read more
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
i found inspiration for this robot from this instructables: http://www.instructables.com/id/simpleWalker-4-legged-2-servo-walking-robot/ The legs and the body of … Read more

sharing experience robot JAVA programming on Raspberry Pi

For those interested in robot control via JAVA programs on the Raspberry PI, I have posted an update on my experience with JAVA in my robot description here:


Even better, if you are able to offer any help or advice, that would be great. I am slowly running out of options......




An easy to build, Arduino powered, walking robot, with manual IR remote control, with automatic mode that uses ultrasound to avoid obsticles
The parts list Some tie-wraps (for the cabling) Foam tape An Arduino - I used a VISduino An Arduino sensor shield Battery box + batteries - I used 4xAAA in the … Read more
my first freeform micro core.it is a beam bot.i refer chu's body design.     i am going to add mcu based ir senser,maybe rc system futher. the video show some … Read more
Based on Raspberry Pi Model A+, moving autonomously, obstacle avoiding, line following, maze solving, Braitenberg vehicle
PiBot-A at Raspi Jam »Pi and More«EN: PiBot-A will be present at German Raspberry Jam Pi and More on June 20 in Trier. DE: Ich werde PiBot-A auf der Pi and More … 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
Aum is a robot testing platform where we are developing different basic robot modules to be used in future projects that we already planning. It tries to be … Read more
Navigates around via stereo cams, picks up and carries objects
The robot is controlled from a laptop running Windows (don't kill me, please, Windows + Visual C++ is in my view still the easiest, most flexible environment to … Read more
Will explore the world autonomously, eventually.
This will be my mech like biped named "Troublesome", current version 0.8. Code name "Mao". Why Mao? Because it's 100% Chinese of course and since I live in the … Read more