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This is a simple demo showing how a simulator using Processing can look like with only a few lines of code: I used something similar for my quadruped robot and was … Read more
Using a WiPy to control an L298N motor driver, then servos... Then the world?
The WiPy homepage I will document the ease of use of the WiPy in this segment over the coming days. Looking over the Documentation Read more
Here's my partial build of my six-wheeled GardenerBot. Ideally it will at least drive around the yard successfully! :D Based on the Wild Thumper design idea. Using … Read more
This is the tilt part for a pan&tilt am working on for a solar tracker , but the bracket been altered for a greater angle of movement  for a little camera … Read more

Building Scatolot MK IV

With 3d printed BaasWheels!
For offroad conquer!
Or awful slippage on flat surfaces

Scatolot+mearm!
Needs to be fixed to the base somehow.

Hexapod navigating using CV and lasers
This hexapod sends out a laser beam and detects objects by looking at the reflection using a camera. Unlike most other CV robots this one works better when it's … Read more
unlocks when knock in the correct way
So basically it's just a box that unlocks when you knock the secret knock, the locks when you get it wrong If anyone else wants to make one here’s the … Read more
Measures my Heart activity on a FPGA chip
At Last I have been able to experiment with my  terasic Deo_Nano FPGA Development Board. It uses an Altera Cyclone IV, EP4CE22F17C6N, FPGA chip. My example above … Read more

Parametric Printable Meccano

Here a link to a parametric meccano model.

If you know really little about OpenSCAD you can easily configure this file to make meccano-like pieces.
I modeled it because i need often to whip up a mechanical prototype, for hackatons, demo or just playing around :)
At the moment there are the plain piece, the 90° and 45° bent pieces and the C shaped piece, like in the image.

Built few light saber before but this is my first multi color Lightsaber. LED string was finished years ago but never really finish this project and I think it's … Read more
This was my first project. I started out on a quite ambitious note. but i couldn't complete it the way i expected it to be. The robot, all it does is whenever it … Read more
The insect bot is simple to make, and uses a vibration motor as its head, which is powered by a capacitor as its abdomen, which I salvaged from an old toy plane, … Read more

Trick switch not working.

I built a trick switch using  Make's basic Arduino Projects bookelt the other day, and I'm running into a problem.

Move robot along curved path (with differential steering)

I am building a robot that looks roughly like this:

(Image taken from this site and modified by myself.)

Wild Thumper 34:1 slow driving

 I am currently using a 6WD Wild Thumper chassis as an autonomous mapping robot (in progress). I am really struggeling with the PID controller as I often get a humming noise instead of motor turn at low PWM values.

The field of robotics has advanced greatly in recent years, having a large field of research in finding solutions to everyday problems, such as problems solving … Read more
This is an arduino based line follower robot with obstacle avoidance system. https://www.youtube.com/embed/ijEDKRIHmSU   1. Robot structure description Chassi and … Read more

ComMotion Shield for omni and mecanum wheel robots

After building my first omni wheel robot I realized how difficult it can be to monitor 4 encoders and drive 4 motors so I designed the ComMotion shield. As the name suggest the shield is designed for motion control but as I ended up with 2 spare serial ports I decided to add communications abilities to the shield hence the name ComMotion.

Remotely controlled over WiFi, Raspberry Pi on board, can stream real-time video from onboard camera
Recently we have made the very first test drive of our new robotics ground vehicle. It could be controled with Arduino or Raspberry Pi either remotely or driving … Read more
It drives around remotely (and soon autonomously) with a TI Chronos watch
PiRo is a robot platform that I created to allow me to experiment with interfacing my RaspberryPi with sensors and motors easily. The structure is made from a … 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
Ignites fireworks in a timed sequence designed by the user on a pc
This project is a continuation of my original firework ignition system. My goals with this version of the ignitor were to make the connection between the controls … Read more

Wifi/Web controlled rover

I consolidated all of my Wifi/Web rover playing onto another chassis. I have the code mostly prettied up and should port easily to any Linux SBC. The code started on a Yun, touched-up and re-tooled on a PCDuino, then finally at home on an RPI!

I may post this bot here on LMR, but figured if anyone wanted to look at the code etc, they could.

Here is it on Instructables.

Gooseneck chassis wired for webing:

Visualize the paths taken by ionizing alpha particles
Yeah, atom physics find one's way into LMR. Here is my simple expansion cloud chamber. An expansion cloud chamber works by saturating the air in a chamber with … Read more
Machines plastic, wood and aluminium
For the last few years I have been working on an Arduino compatible 5-axis CNC controller. The project stalled a few times but now it is almost complete. The … Read more

Pi Droid Alpha: New robot controller for the Raspberry Pi designed for education & makers

Pi Droid Alpha

Pi Droid Alpha is the best educational Robot Controller for the Raspberry Pi

I had a lot of great feedback from teachers on my RoboPi advanced robot controller for the Raspberry Pi, however most asked for a less powerful - and lower priced - alternative for simpler Robots. I listened :)

Navigate around via ultrasonic (simple obstacle avoidance) and remote controlled.
     About this project      This project was created to go to a new home.      Ok, let me explain...      ... about one year ago I've met a guy through … Read more
Simple Biribot "avoiding obstacles" program   Biribot_walk01 is a simple program, completely documented. I need to upload a video and explain some "trick" in the … Read more
The challenge is to create artwork using a Scamper robot chassis. It does not matter if your robot draws, paints or sculptures.  Read more