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LMR CAD Team - README

To extend the idea for a place to share CAD files, LMR now has this forum specifically for the purpose. Please keep your posts on-topic.

To attach a CAD library to a post, please wrap your files up in a .zip or .tar.gz archive. Rather than adding potentially dozens of file extensions to the "allowed" list, this will make it less likely to forget some.

This post will be updated with more intelligent information, because I don't have a clue what I'm talking about when it comes to CAD.

Do we want a LMR WhatsApp or WeChat group?

A while back I asked Frits what he would think about a WhatsApp or a WeChat group for LMR. 

Recent events about WhatsApp may change a lot but I guess that's a reasonable question if we want a 24/7 chat for LMR or not. The SB is ok for the use on a computer and the SB app is doing it's job as well but it's still not an optimal solution.

What I would like to read below is your opinion about that idea. Do we need a group and if yes, how we are going to do that?

LMR in Google

I am replying to the message Frits posted on the start page.

I did a qick check about the google presence and there is no sign of disappearance. I am sure it just had a small hickup due the website changing (owner) and/or registration.

As we all want LMR to be the #1 I am also putting links whereever I see fit. Please do the same but do not spam other forums, just place the link where you think it's appropriate.

 

LMR Wiki Content

Hello LMRians,

Had an email conversation with Frits, THE LMR Webmaster, and he gave me the scoop on a soon (days not weeks) to be added Wiki to the LMR site. If you aren't familiar with a Wiki, look it up on the mother of all wikis, Wikipedia.org.

The LMR wiki will be the Go-To place for articles on all the various aspects of making robots and possibly articles (not reviews) about the various robot kits on the market.

In anticipation of the new wiki I thought it would be a great idea to:

Nothing just moves around
Hi, @All: Meet Triton 0.1 ... Triton meet @All  Image above is what it looks like currently, and a view of my messy desk.  BIG FAT NOTE: Design might completely … Read more

LMR T-Shirt Fundraiser

The time has come! As promised I am now working on an LMR T-Shirt.

After my sucess printing my own shirts I am now familiar with the system and know how to get these printed cheap. I will be using the same system, TeeSpring, so remember that this is all crowdfunded and much like a 'kickstarter' campaign. All profits that will be raised are being donated to the masters of LMR to help them in their tremendous efforts to keep this site going and also to the upgrade process to LMR V4.

LMR Intro Video

 

 

Whilst editing my newest video I found I was getting a little sick of just having an LetsMakeRobots static image at the end of my videos. Because of this I thought I would throw together a short LMR clip to make it look all fancy and stuff.

You are free to download these and use however you like.

The YouTube video is of the clip.

 

Download links below:

mp4 Full HD

Shipping LMR posters cost more than I thought. Please help.

Update: 301th July, 2013

Thanks to a few generous members of LMR half of the bill has been paid. I still have to pay a weeks pay but that is much better than 2. I still have another 350 posters that have not been shipped yet so I might have to find a cheaper shipping service and hope they do not get damaged in transit.

If you want to help LMR then please buy a poster or continue to donate money. Right now, all donated money will go towards paying for shipping cost.

LMR Merchandise

 

Buy a REALLY BIG version of this wall chart today from any of the listed online shops to make your workspace a brighter and more robot friendly place!

 

It acts as a theremin instrument and avoids obstacles also entertain :)
Using a
Hello to all, this is my first lmr added project, i've build robot in arduino ide, it's verry simple code, i've made this robot from scrap as you can see i found my … Read more

Selling wall charts to raise money for LMR.

Please post a photo of your workspace with the wall chart so everyone can see how great it looks!

America:

Rocket Brand Studios

Citizen Scientific Workshop

Reuseum

 

Australia:

Chickenparmi

 

China / Germany:

We could be the third sending a humanoid robot to Space

After Robonaut 2 and the ongoing KIBO project, we could be the third to send a humanoid robot to Space. See my attached AT-A-GLANCE project description.

 

Toronto Mini Maker Faire

Hi guys, on September 21st and 22nd there will be a Mini Maker Faire in Toronto, Canada.

Is anyone from LMR attending? I would like to meet up and chat. If anyone is interested to set up a LMR booth, we can talk, cause I'm not going to do it alone. On the 22nd is my daughter's birth day, so I will be bussy with her party.

Let me know if you plan to attend!

LMR Email Notifications (Don't call it SPAM if you're too lazy to do this...)

Like most of you, I've noticed that the eMail updates have started again.  I've also noticed a few shouts accusing LMR of "spamming" them.  That's a little unkind, but if you don't want to receive the email updates to every thread you contribute to, it's very easy to change the settings.  

LMR Post Card Wall

In 2009 Frits started a "Scrap Book" forum where we could post links when another website featured an LMR robot. Now I think LMR needs a postcard wall where we can post photos of LMR members meeting each other (such as the campus party) and even a photo or two when we are on vacation in some  exotic place.

New LMR Banner - Hi resolution photos required

Please tell me your nationality!
So far I have received about 30 photos from about 9 people. I need at least 80! I want to put your flag in the corner of your photos so people can see that LMR consist of members from around the world. In some cases I have received photos but no mention of nationality.

Some members such as myself were born in one country but now live in another. In that case you may want to display 2 flags or a hybrid flag. These were sent to me by Lumi and Dickel.

LMR in Wikipedia

Hi guys,

I figured it was about time LMR had an entry in Wikipedia - after all we are not just a little insignificant group any longer :) It may just be me, but where ever I go and talk to people who are somewhat into robots, they know about us. Or they are us.

And so - as I see it, we should be in Wikipedia, and so I made this draft:

LMR Banner Available for Events

Hey, all! Oddbot had this great banner created for the ShenZhen Mini Maker Faire. 

The original banner is 2.8m x 1.8m @ 300dpi giving a resolution of  33,071 x 15,354 pixels. Here is a much smaller one for you to look at. Click on the photo for a bigger image.

Ready for Campus Party

I am ready for the Campus Party.

OddBot was so kind to send me the LMR poster he already had to the Shenzhen Mini Maker Fair.

Sorry for the wrinkles but it's huge and i did not have the space to unfold it completely.

I will bring it to the Campus Party in Berlin in August.

LMR community on skype...

I make another off topic forum to ask you this-

Does anyone know if there is an LMR Community Group on skype?

If yes then please tell me about it.

If no, then I want to start one but want permission to do so. The main action remains here in LMR and on the shout box but we can go a step further and increase our limits. Skype can be a way to know others both face to face or through voice and text.

If there isn't a group on Skype, can you guys post your views here on this topic?

LMR meeting in Shanghai

We did it again. This time our friend OddBot (Russel) visited Shanghai and we got the chance to meet again, even with his limited time in Shanghai.

So, who is "we"? That's MarkusB (Markus), Taweili (David) and me. You can see Russel, Markus and me on the following picture. David as a photographer is behind the cam (sorry about the quality but this is not David's fault but the cheapy Point-and-Shoot camera ;-)

LMR Robotic Online Football (Soccer)

I decided to resuscitate the LMR soccer game using my new µBipedino robots. The game will play as it was originally discussed, just with different players. These new robots can run around for about an hour on a fresh charge (when a Bluetooth module is attached), so the game will consist of 2 halves of 30 minutes each.

LMR app (for the admins or any app developer for iphone/android)

I was thinking that it would be a great idea for an LMR app to be created, It should be .99 cents or 1.99 so money could pay for publishing the app and the profits would go towards LMR. The app would let users browse robots, use the shout box, and UPLOAD robots on their mobile advice! Comments and opinions welcome!

LMR on Twitter

So hey guys and girls!
If you didn't know, me (@BotFIN on Twitter) and GeneralGeek (@NoahMoroze) are in the Twitter as LMR. Twitter add's our names to end of the posts (I don't know why). But we are "official" employees of LMR on Twitter now :)

Mini Makers Faire - ShenZhen, China - LMR will be there!!!

Much to my surprise and delight, DAGU will be attending the Mini Makers Faire in ShenZhen. We will also try and setup an LMR stand. I know this is short notice as the Faire is only 1 month away but I would like to invite LMR members to attend or at least send in one of their robots.

Links to photos and videos will also be welcome. I will get the photos printed and use them as a backdrop. I will have at least one large computer monitor playing LMR videos.

Shamless LMR commercial

Hey everyone this is Doug (or targetdg15). I had just a quick second to offer my thoughts on LMR and the support raising. I'm not the best speaker but I mean every word. I just wanted to do a quick post. Look forward to a much better video comeing from ignoblegnome.... On that subject, we are looking for video clips from users to build that better video. See the "have you donated yet" page fro more ideas on the matter. Thanks all!

LMR 4 years birthday party

Hello, and congratiolations to all of us :D

LMR 4 years birthday will be officially celebrated in the time from Saturday January 28th to Friday February 3th 2012.

It's almost a tradition that creative souls make some form of artwork to celebrate - and if you should do so this year, please either post it here, or link to it from here :)

Also, make sure to keep an eye on the front page, where announcements and stuff will be posted during the celebration :)