Let's Make Robots!

LMR

LMR Planned Downtime

LMR will be down Wednesday 11 Nov. 2009 at 9pm PST (Pacific Standard Time, GMT -8) for some updates. Expected downtime is about half an hour.

Yes, this has been changed already ;) Due to the

Mr. Basic Challenge 2 ( autumn 2009)

challenge ending tonight, I don't want to mess up anybody's contest entry.

UPDATE: Done

The Keychains are made and now that Claudia has a new computer she is sending out the LMR merchandise and Mr. General Challenge kits! Recently I asked in the forum … Read more

LMR keyrings and other merchandise

During my time as a member of LMR I have seen the odd discussion about LMR T shirts, caps etc.  Jack would like to help promote LMR and is looking at producing some keychains.

The minimum order is 300 and it cost about $600 USD to have the mold made. We would sell them at cost ($2 USD) or give one out with every order from an LMR member. We are not doing this to make money but to promote LMR as the best robot site on the web.

Below is the design Jack proposes. What do you think? Does LMR need or even want merchandise?

Should we kick out vendors? Please vote!

Question: Are we seeing too many vendors on the pages, making challenges and pretending to be friends and stuff?

Write ***Y in comments below to vote Yes to the above question

Write ***N in comments below to vote No to the above question


We ARE planning to see lots of vendors products in a new components section that we are working on. But I am sure that will just be nice for all of us; Cool products nice to browse, and a nice place to showcase what you sell (unlike now where it is a not so nice list)

The Pulse - 2009w33

LMR on the Brain
Sensing the living LMR community since 2008w43.

Ten thousand

This week LMR is hitting the 10000th node. A node is a page as our content management system calls them. Look in the URL bar if you have never noticed these numbers before. Ten Thousand must be some sort of anniversary.

LMR=Lets Make Movies

Where are the robots?

LMR seems to be drifting away from the orioginal core LMR values.

Movies / videos are a great help in descibing a robot project, but should not the primary goal.

There are many new posts of:

I built a robot,

Here is the video,

End of story. 

plays motion sequences
Using a
                 1st video - First test with the polymorph structure                      2nd video - A quick test drive               Read more

Idea: Instant messaging for LMR members?

Hi all,

Was just thinking while shouting in the Robot Shout Box, why not have an instant messaging server for the LMR members?

I have some experience with the Ejabber instant messaging server, I think it could be integrated with some work with the drupal user database.

So what do you think? 

(oh yeah and it is spelled idea ... doh)

Avids obstacles by scanning with Sharp IR sesor
Using a
Here is  the LMR Start here Robot Mark III, aka BOSS EZ-bot. "BOSS" as in Gadget Gangster BOSS Board. Many thanks to Frits for his original design. Modifed Frits' … Read more

Safari problems - popups

Mintvelt posted in an obscure part of the forums about popup problems in Safari. I would like to hear from others as well. That's why I am posting in this forum. More people will notice this in the Recent posts and Unread posts.

Dual 18F4620 board with supporting 18F2525 for display

Right now I am working on my master-slave-slave board that will suit my needs for a long time. It has a master 4620, that communicates to another 4620 for processor assistance.

 4620 MASTER: Spaces for 5 servos, rs232, I2C, sn754410 motor controller, 8 ADC channels, 2x5 header so it is expandable into another board.

4620 SLAVE: Setting switches, proximity IR sensors (8 for complete sensing), speaker, encoders (rear and front for a car drive bot, left and right for 2 wheel operation), 38khz IR led driver, bumper switches and spaces for 6 servos I2C.

DAGU electronics and LMR robots

As many of you know, DAGU Electronics is now going to mass produce my Caterpillar Robot and SplatBot MkII. They are looking at LMR and may produce other LMR robots in the future.  Keep this in mind when you post your robots. Show how you made your robot. They will pay well for good designs.

I do not want adds on our site so I will post reviews on their products in the component section as I have done with the Asuro robot. If you see a product you like then contact me. 

Are we too many in here, should we start limiting acess?

Hi everyone :)

Are we too many in here, should we start limiting acess?

I have had the same thoughts before; at a point I felt like we where so many in here, that it was impossible to follow everything & everyone..

It sure is now.

Last time I did & said nothing, and it turned out to be the right solution; So many cool people dropped in, people I would never have known else. I am thankful I did not limit acess then.

LMR baseball cap

How much would you pay for a baseball cap like this?

cap_lmr.png

Personally I think it's a bit expensive (zazzle).

Any thoughts about the design? What changes/aditions would make it worth the 20 USD?

Besides of course an i-pocket in the rear.

Rik

LMR scrapbook

Hey guys,

More and more often our work is showcased on other sites - let's have it collected, links, scrapbook :)

We all know that a robot is supposed to move. Without movement, a robot is just dull. The same goes for pictures of robots. We wanna see them move! Here are a few … Read more

The Eyes of Beholders

Many, if not all, bots on LMR are a joy to study. But only few of them are "pleasing to the eyes".

... Are Belong To Us

Know your meme! Rocketboom is funny for so many reasons. This is a must see for anyone wondering about or using that frase "All you base are belong to us!", or variations thereof.

about video on LMR

Before I start making and sharing videos: Which video service would you recommend?

The rules here are simple: Make a robot that one way or the other writes either "letsmakerobots.com", or "LMR" the way you like it.Shoot it on video, enter it as a … Read more

Development on LMR

Hi all,

Just a short update on where this site (LMR) is going, why, when etc :)

 

We are now kindly hosted by BEE3. However, we cannot get the server access that we would need for more people to really work on the site, have a development version going etc.