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UPDATE: 10th of November 2013. I have added a video explaining and showing PET's operation. PET, or Poppet, is an experimental platform for programming 'emotional … Read more
Navigate via Ultrasound,Log temperature
Update 16/05/14 Code and more pictures added.....had been a bit busy with exams :p. Also ran a successful obstacle avoidance test with R2D2 sounds. :D   Hello … Read more
Update 20-09-2014 I've finally finished stuffing all the electronics into a compact space so it isn't a big mess of wires...kind of like a small,fat  R2D2 :D As … Read more
This one was on the pipeline for a long time and I've been building it for some time now. It´s my small tribute to Oddbot's Polimorph Caterpillar. Loved the … Read more

Delta 3D printer distortions

I recently wrote a little code to plot the effects of various calibration/build errors on a deltabot.  They may be helpful to people calibrating delta bots...

http://wp.boim.com/?p=67

BuoyBot is my submition for the Single Motor Robot Challenge.     General Structure: Read more
A picture is worth a 1000 words.  I have started to document all of the important settings of the Raspberry Pi  Pi NoIR camera. As I am pretty impressed by its … Read more

quadcopter board for balancing robot - motor control assistance/ideas needed

I'm planning on using the Micro MWC Flight Control Board DSM2 ESC's X4 Brushed Integrated

Light seeking without microcontroller
Snuffy the light seeker made by Žygimantas Pusvaškis Lithuania   1. Read more
autonomous, web controlled.
Hello everyone! I've been learning as much as I can, but now I am starting to build. And with info / help from this site I hope to make some awesome robots :) the … Read more

IR module circuit

Howdy all.

Has anybody connected their picaxe to a RadioShack 276-640? Its the IR reciever module you can pick up at any store ... and the only one I have access to.

I set it up with the same circuit shown in JKlug's walkthrough, but no lcuk

IR Homing Beacon?

I'm looking to build an Beacon, IR or otherwise, that a robot can see and simply drive to. Pretty much like a docking station for the robot to be recharged or a robot that follows you. (unless that's something different...)

I did a few searches, but I've only come up with robots that use a beacon and not how to build the circuit and write the code.

Any help? 

 


Edit: 8.31.09

 

I don't know if this helps, but I'm pretty much looking to build what CtC did here: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/6499

Docking Station for IsoBot02

Good evening, LMR! Last month or so I had some time to do little progress on my Docking station for IsoBot02. I have fixed IR beacon inside the base. Picaxe 28x1 makes it continiously emit signals.

Beacon.jpg

And after hours of searching around my house, I found proper housing for IR reciever to be fixed on back of 02. Yes, he will be doing reverse parking :)

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It flips an double hourglass every 3 minutes
I made this little silly build because I got my hands on a business gift at work. It's a double hourglass where one glass is regular but the other side lacks the … Read more
Tries to emulate some animal behaviour regarding self preservation instincts
This is intended to be a Self Preservation Robot. The goal is to mimic some of the animal behaviour that we see in Nature when it comes to the self preservation … Read more
The Garden's fountain for the dogs based on Arduino.
Using a
Dog Fountain The Garden's fountain for the dogs based on Arduino Introduction The project started with 2 dogs in a garden and bowls always empty or fill with … Read more
Combines an ATtiny 85 and HM-10 (BLE)
Using a
UPDATE: Added BOM corrections. (Sorry for floating.) Ok. Here's a finished board I've been working on for a bit. In essence, it is a BLE node board.  It combines … Read more

LMRnet AKA LMR IoT (Internet of Things) Data Service

LMRnet

AKA LMR IoT (Internet of Things) Data Service

Some days ago I saw in sparkfun news this particular one about their new Data Service (https://www.sparkfun.com/news/1527).
After that I asked Frits and Matt if we could host something similar on LMR's servers.

Prototyping CNC MkII

Late 2012 I started developing a 5 axis, CNC controller. The PCB was made but It was a long term project that ended up sitting on the back burners. I never had time to test it or write code. Although an Arm processor would be slightly cheaper and more powerful I have kept the design Arduino compatible as this is easier to hack for most hobbyist.

(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

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
Enjoys the sun, twitches a bit and rolls around in a very lazy way.
I haven't posted in a while mostly because I had undertaken a lot of large, complex (for me) projects and I kept getting discouraged because it didn't go as … Read more
Goes to the brightest light source
Using a
Ok, that is something what sits on my desk for a while and never got finished. Inspired by Yahmez and his The MicRObot Challenge and also one of my Chinese … Read more
Designed for the Veyron 24 Servo Controller and Software
We all know that the "Veyron" is a super cool Bugatti Automobile..... until now.... What I present here is the Veyron24  complete with Full Plastic … Read more
It's not fully operational at this time.
This is a complete rebuild from v1.x, as you can see. This robot is much larger, and much more complex than v1.x was. I designed the decks using 3D CAD and had them … Read more