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Reviews for components, components for reviews, this is the deal:

Who are the LMR Reviewers

"The readers are not holding the items in their hands before buying, and they do not have the option to try them before buying. Reading an article from someone like themselves, who has had this chance, brings them closer, and that is the purpose of the LMR review."


Who doesn't want to add lasers to their robot?
When RobotShop posted the call for reviewers of the PulseLight LIDAR-Lite V2 I knew that I needed to throw my hat in the ring. Looking over the specs found here … Read more
Control up to 4 DC motors 7-25 VDC with extra capabilities
Hi!Today I´m writing on my test on this versatile motor driver from Cytron Technologies. You have its full specifications here. Read more
Walking around via remote control or autonomous
Hello In this post I want to talk about Hexbug Spider programming, electric/electronic components and various findings related to this robot. 1. Motors - geared … Read more
Walking around via remote control or IR sensor
Hello folks Today I'll talk about VEX Robotics - Hexbug Spider Kit, this kit lets you to build a six legs, large size robot. This kit was kindly offered by LMR and … Read more
A kit to build a hexapod that with various automated behaviours and can be remote controlled
Once again I was lucky enough to be selected on LMR to review the Hexbug spider Robotics kit. I was over the moon; I have always wanted to build a hexapod but have … Read more

LIDAR Product Review

I was fortune to be selected by RobotShop to review the PulsedLight LIDAR Time-Of-Flight distance measuring module.

It arrived in very reasonable time. Nice shipping box with sufficient paper packing to insulate the device from damage during shipping. Device itself was contained in a plastic package with associated 6 wire connection cable. One end of the cable contained a 6-pin JST header for insertion into the module. The other end of the cable wires were bare tinned wire.

Note: The +5V wire is red. All others are black.

mBot distance measure shows on LED matrix with digital filter and sound
Measuring in a digital system is always tricky. Values dance between some values just because noise in the environment, lack of accurracy of the sensor or maybe … Read more
Uses a LED Matrix display to show messages in a mBot
Using a
Sometimes it´s good to have a display to show some things in a robot. However displays can be very complicated to handle and energy consuming, unless you use the … Read more
Review for Makeblock mBot: an educational STEM robot for beginners
     First of all, thanks to Makeblock, Let's Make Robots! and Franciscodr for the opportunity to review this kit.      This post is primarily a review, but … Read more
OrionBot here with a review of the mBot! The first video here includes and introduction, the unpacking of all the components and the assembly the mBot. Here are … Read more
Navigate and avoid obstacles with ultrasound sensor. Can follow a line and reproduce sounds. You can handle it manually or create your own programs for it!
Once you have unboxed the mBot and mounted the fun can start!  Read more
A review of the mBot robot kit by Makeblock, including unboxing/first impressions. Further parts will review assembly, programming and use.
Unboxing Video: https://youtu.be/4EzYYkSubco   Thanks again to Franciscodr for giving me the opportunity to review another great product - This time, the mBot … Read more
Navigate and avoid obstacles with ultrasound sensor. Can follow a line and reproduce sounds. You can handle it manually or create your own programs for it!
So after unboxing the robot, we have to mount it. It's very easy and funny. All pieces you need are in the box kit (only 4 AA batteries are needed). It took me 20 … Read more
Navigate and avoid obstacles with ultrasound sensor. Can follow a line and reproduce sounds
Hi! This is the first part of my review on the mBot robot kit, designed and manufactured by Makeblock. It is an educational kit which comes with interesting sensors … Read more
A Wifi-enabled, Python based microcontroller.
The WiPy homepage So this has been a long time coming! :-) As this is my first review any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Quite a while ago I was lucky … Read more
Checking hardware details and a first robot mod: ultrasonic obstacle avoidance 4 wheel car
After my first review and robot done by the start guide, I tried something a bit more complex: an autonomous robot, which can find its way out from a room. There … Read more
A great robot kit. Reconfigurable and full of features to start on robotics
This is a review on a very well designed robot kit: rero robot kit, ready for children and teenagers (or older) to learn robotics alone, with their teachers or … Read more
Test of a servo with the Hatalogico board in Raspberry Pi
So after some testing with the Adafruit driver for PWM, I could write a little example to move a servo with the Hatalogico. As you can see in the video, in this … Read more
Draws pictures on the floor
Introduction Makeblock is hosting a new Kickstarter project, the mDrawBot kit. I got the chance to test a pre production robot kit. Read more

Mini review of the Actobotics runt rover Sprout robot chassis

Over the past week I have had the chance to play with the Actobotics runt rover Sprout. I posted an unboxing of this bot last week.

Plot Pictures on a whiteboard
This is a review of the Makeblock XY-Plotter v2.0.. I have got the chance to test the new plotter. Many thanks to Makeblock for the plotter kit and the support … Read more
Our honored LMR founder Frits has been contacted by marcmart.com an electronics distributor. They asked him about writing a review for a Makeblock product. So Frits … Read more
Walk around and goes backwards in curves if it detects an obstacle.
Using a
Update: I uploaded a new video with the robot walking with a speed of 5 milliseconds of "SpeedWalk". It flies! Read more
Hi! This is my first review on a robot sent from a manufacturer, as my main experience is creating my robots from zero. I see this chance as an opportunity to … Read more
This is a review of the new Official Arduino Robot. There is no doubt this robot is priced too high for what you get, yet it does have some interesting features and … Read more

DAGU Playful Puppy Robot Review



OddBot (Russell) sent me a DAGU Playful Puppy Robot kit to check out. This little guy is really neat.