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UPDATED and FINISHED* on May 3rd, 2014 *With 'finished' meaning that I built what I had envisioned, then played around with it and learned stuff, and then took it … Read more
Autonomous navigation using vision
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Well.... It may not be pretty... but it's fun to do... Trying to use the Raspberry Pi and its camera to navigate the room full of toddlers toys... The ultrasonic … Read more
Walk, roles, click pictures
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What is a space rover A space Rover is a robot which is capable of moving over a rough and difficult terrain and greater information based on what task the robot … Read more
Basic obstacle avoidance
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  Primary School Project Uses Scratch 1.4 and Python to control the GPIO pins as inputs or outputs The power supply is a 11.1v 850mah 20c Li-Poly into a power … Read more
I am new to building robots and I decided to attempt a project that would be challenging, ultimately I decided this chellenge would best come from a robotic arm. … Read more
Navigate via website commands, ip webcam
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Parts:            Parallax Boe-bot (Basic Stamp; Board of Education USB)      Raspberry Pi      Wireless adapter Wireless IP … Read more
24/10/2013 Latest update on my blog http://robotblogging.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/pi-eyes-stage-2.html I've started work on getting raspberry pi data out of the … Read more
It can be program to do very diferent tasks. At the moment it has a floor cleaning routine, a navigation routine based on wavefront. It can detect movement and send video via email and Twitter Direct message and it can be remote controlled via a Web Interface, it talks too.
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Lego + Raspberry Pi Robot. Has a touch sensor, a infrared sensor, ultrasound sensor, a digital camera for image recognition and streaming video, 3 motors (so far … Read more
Grab objects, navigates via user input
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My first claw robot. Found the first version claw from SparkFun in a box - totally forgot I ordered one over a year ago. After a long process of dealing with how … Read more
This project is my first foray into robotics and electronics for that matter. My goal is to end up with a platform for AI experiementation. I plan to add GPS and a … Read more
Walks and turns, kicks a ball, and sits down !
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Based on a 6 DOF BRAT clone kit from ebay ($50!) Uses 6 MG995 45g servos: 2 Ankle Servos, 2 Knee Servos, 2 Hip Servos  4xAA Nimh to drive servos 2xAA to drive … Read more
Telepresence. Human/Computer interaction (speech, movement). Autonomous mode using A* in a controlled environment.
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Upate 09/28/2014 Having issues with my Dynamixels on the head/neck, so I'm moving on to other stuff while I'm waiting for a USB2AX to arrive.  A couple weeks … Read more
After a long hiatus, I decided to resume working on this project. I bought a USB power supply, that easily powers the Pi with the camera module and wifi dongle … Read more
moves objects from zones to other zones while mapping its environment with ultrasound
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BEN: Bright Enough to Navigate This robot will be a continuation and an improvement on my first robot, EDWARD (http://letsmakerobots.com/node/36413) Hardware: Read more
My wireless rover, based on a Traxxas Stampede XL-5 and powered by a Raspberry pi, controlled over wifi. An Adafruit 12bit, 16 channel PWM servo driver is used to … Read more
Tweet to @OurCatDoor and the "Hand of PI" reacts.
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Full build page (with source) at: http://whiskeytangohotel.com/handofpi You can control the "The Hand of PI" by sending a tweet to @OurCatDoor. If your tweet … Read more
Roams around looking for light
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My first robot is a fairly simple 2WD photovore with a Raspberry Pi for the brains. I really liked that I could program a simple robot in my favorite high-level … Read more
GPS Waypoint navigation, computer development platform
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The ArcRover is my latest platform for developing GPS navigation systems as well as other computer related stuff. The robot uses a Raspberry Pi as the main … Read more
This bot originally had an Intel Atom netbook for the brains and Wifi connectivity. Replaced with a Raspberry Pi for a smaller footprint and efficient power … Read more
Using pi-blaster to get 8 PWM channels on the Raspberry Pi GPIO to control the two drive servos. mjpg-streamer for the video stream. Source code github link. You … Read more
Let's you explore the corner of my living room
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This is a very simple robot based on a Raspberry Pi with a L293D motor controlles connected to two motors and wheels. Running on the Pi I have a python script which … Read more
I will update with "4.x" build.  But wanted to get video up as demonstration of concept.  SSH-->RPi-->I2C Optoisolator-->Arduino Mini Pro--->Self … Read more
Hello everyone ! After spending more than a year tinkering with my 3d printer, I am finally moving on to printing some fun stuff: hexapods!    Read more
Short description This is cr3cX, a robot I am building for my son to play with, and with the hope to teach him some programming. Current version is cr3c4. Read more
This is my latest robot, BFR-H1. It is a humanoid robot torso actuated with servos with potentiometers for feedback on each joint position. It's similar in design … Read more
Drive around, beep, blink and look good
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A while back I stumbled upon a couple of plastic spheres sizes 16cm and 4cm in diameter. The spheres came in separate halves, making them ideal for a small robot … Read more