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Transmitts music without any wires or links!!
  These two rectangle shaped pieces are emitter and receiver of music.The voice is clear , the transmission is nice and clean!!! I hope you like the peacefull … 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
Float, sail, tow, look small in the middle of a pond, harrass submarines
Hi. This is my first project post (but not my first project), so sorry if I've done anything wrong. I'm not sure if I'm OK to post this, as it is an RC model, but … Read more
Serves beer cans (or any other can).
Using a
HeinyBot 2.0, robot waiter in process of construction 100%. Four modes of operation provided. Manual, Static Waiter, Dynamic Waiter and Presentation. In manual mode … Read more
High speed omni directional robot ideal for soccer bots
Using a
Now with video, Scamper appears to be a little wobbly at slow speeds but that is because at only 6%, the motors are constantly stalling and restarting. Once the … Read more
Creates Room Maps & sends them to laptop w/XBee, receives room location from laptop, locates balloons w/PING, & herds them w/fans to that spot
Using a
Here is my new post to document the details of my plans.  I'll update my progress in implementing them here as noteworthy milestones are reached.  My goals with … Read more
Time for a new challenge! This time around, the handicap will be building your robot with a single motor (or servo, muscle wire, coil, solenoid, or other … 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?"  

Navigates very slowly, possibly to enter another challenge
Using a
Robosnail was my first working robot. For nostalga, maybe a challenge entry, and just to have it running again, I'll attempt a rebuild this fun little robot, … Read more
My grandchildren are visiting for a month, as they always do during the summer, and when they arrived the youngest told me that he wanted to build a robot. How … Read more

Dual Ultrasonic sensor

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For my next "top secret" robot project I need 2 ultrasonic sensors. Playing around with the Maxbotix MaxSonar EZ1, which perfectly matches in size for this task, I stumbled across the following problem.

This is my first robot. I have used an MPU6050 IMU, Arduino UNO, and an Arduino Motor Shield. The motors I have used are cheap ones, that is why a small … Read more
Back in January, I found some video kind of like this of the Silbot dancing a Tango and posted a blog about it (from which the video appears to have dropped off.) … Read more

Damage Assessment on the Kossel

Well, I ran into my first real fail of cheap parts.  Apparently the RAMPS 1.4 board I bought has two defective mosfets.  I'd like to take the blame and say I blew them, but I was being insanely careful.

And after inspecting the mosfets I've found physical damage to them.  Sigh.

Goes 20.2 mph, reduces life expectancy
Most of the electric skateboards for sale today are big, heavy, and ugly.  The company promising to change that, Boosted Boards, is charging nearly two grand for a … Read more
Interacts with its environment and human beings and learn from them
Using a
This is M.I.A., a simple humanoid robot platform. M.I.A. Basic Specifications  Microcontroller: Arduino Mega Shield: Read more
Back in 2011, I upgraded a standard Parallax BOE-Bot with my RoboProp propeller based robot controller.. I wrote a two part article for Servo magazine about the … Read more
Navigates around, detects lights, Bluetooth control, Winddows Phone 8 App
Hi, After a while, I am glad to share a new robot with LMR community. This little one offers 2 modes : Autonomous : it moves around the place, avoid obstacles, … Read more

Controlling a Raspberry Pi / Arduino Bot from the Internet Part 3 of 3

This is part three of a three part Series to explain how I control my BotTwo semi-<a style="color: #888888; font-size: x-large;"

Controlling a Raspberry Pi / Arduino Bot from the Internet Part 2 of 3

This is part two of a three part Series to explain how I control my BotTwo semi-Autonomous Robot from a webpage on the Internet. 

HelloSpoon is intended to help children with upper limb difficulties, special needs and elderly to have a fun and happy breakfast, meal and dinner time.
Hello to everybody! Read more
Teaches the basics of PID-based line following, wins you a couple of line following competitions!
UPDATE : (07/10/2014) Added a PDF version of this tutorial and a sample video of a PID based Line Follower. UPDATE : ( 01/16/2014 ) A few updates on making things … Read more
Navigation, fetch objects, recognise people
Using a
This is Robbie the Robot The project is a couple of years in the making he is a 2 wheel differential drive robot with a Inmoov upper body the servos in the arm … Read more

555 Solar-Wind Controller -- For Ossipee

Ok.  I'm building a parts list for an SMD version of this guys 555 Charge Controller.  So far I've replaced,

As seen in my blog post about Sticky, first attempt to build a quadrupod ended with a jump from the desk. Hopefully, I learned a lot and I was ready to launch the … Read more