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Vote for Snakinator - a limbless snake robot!

I just posted a blurb about our Snakinator project on LMR. It is in the final rounds of the Microchip PIC32 Challenge contest where we have beat out hundreds of other projects so far. BUT, we need your help in voting us into the final round!

Details of the project with links to the PIC32 challenge are at http://www.pivut.com/snake.htm

All of the robot project components, including schematic and source code, are available to look at on the mypic32 site. 

Some of the cool features that you can use:

1. Control up to 32 servos from a single PIC controller.

Go forward and turn because of allignment :)
Using a
Well I am waiting for my version A.5 picaxe and got an idea for this little guy. He is not fully done yet but getting there. Stevie is a BEAM bot/Solar Roller. As … Read more
Balance itself and explore
Using a
Who doesn't want one? I want a mini autonomous segway! It started with a garage sale. I came across a guy selling a lot of old school digital Vernier lab tools. I … Read more
Maps environment, Speaks, Learns, Shoots
Using a
Sorry about the lack of pictures. Here is another one of my long term work-on-it-somtimes robots. For this robot, I decided I didn't want to screw around with a … Read more

Keepon!

How could you all have forgotten Keepon!

Those two eyes actually are two cameras! and the nose is a mic. have a look at the site http://beatbots.org/

Drums with its arms on the table or drum
Using a
NXT robot that drums. Programed in RobotC. The attachment is the file that I have made so far (download it and open with notepad if you don't have RobotC) It's now … Read more
Spy kee is a build it your self robot that you can controll using a interface on your pc/mac. it is very responsive when on ad-hoc mode but has 1 sec lagg doing it … Read more

Robot Beginnings

Well I am starting! Will keep you posted on my progress and once it is done put it in here as a robot. :) Woot.

 


Tracks

 

Bot in the snow!

Because Frits requested it a few weeks ago, I have a picture of Mortimer, my drum machine, in the snow!

I wasn't going to do this, but Mort begged and pleaded, and promised not to throw snowballs:

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He got cold very quickly and begged to be let in... but not before making:

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Bot angels!!!

 

'Ta

Evil robots!

A blog dedicated to warning us about evil robots. Has some funny light hearted commentary :) I thought it was good for a laugh (except about that killer lawnmower). Doesn`t look like it`s been updated since 2007 though.

 

Navigate around via Infrared Rangers
Using a
1-1-09 Roger has been working like this for a while, but I never went around to make a video of it. Here it is. I added some white LED's as head lamps and that is … Read more

Amazing homebuilt quadruped

Searching for robot videos on youtube I came across this japanese guys profile. The quadruped in the video has a really interesting leg structure, not to mention the extra drive wheels. Check out the videos, it just looks and moves amazing!

Mounted arm playing with balls..

Movement, sans arm..

Leg detail

 

Avoid obstacles, wake me up, water the plants.
Using a
09/06/09 I finished the latest cleaner head and mounted it temporarily on Ozzy with double sided tape. This is the 3rd revision of the vacuum head, the 2nd was made … Read more
I have got the sonar sensor working and scanning and added this to the data sent to the pc.  I have also written a very basic obstacle avoidance program which … Read more
Navigate around, make music, lift small objects, work as a flashlight.
Using a
This is Version 2 of CanBot. I have added weight lifting (smallthings), and some more music types to play. This is my 3rd Robot.   Read more
UPDATE: I decided to remove the H-Bridge part, now the motors are directly connected to the AA batteries, and the Arduino is connected to the 9V battery. This … Read more
Lifts Objects
Using a
This is for the Olympics challenge. It can lift heavy things(for its size and its own weight). It lifts thingsand holds them up for 3 seconds. And then, after it … Read more

YES it's a robot, NO it doesn't have a microcontroller

I think we need to get of our high horse here and let snyde remarks regarding our own elitism remain silent..

I have seen several comments here stating that a robot has to have brains to be a robot. Now, where is that rule written in stone? Does it have to run around on tabletops, using skid steering, detecting cereal boxes by IR or ultrasound, have blinking LEDs or follow black lines on a piece of cardboard to be a robot?

Cheap Servvos

Can anyone recommend a website where a servo is inexpensive?

Tupperware

Can anyone recommend where I can get Tupperware containers online? See, I'm working on a couple robot projects, and I was hoping to use a simple tupperware container as the robot chasis.

Line follower on steroids

Japanese guy made a line following race car. I think theres some kind of race competition.

Checking through his blog hes got a nice machine shop at his disposal too :( Lucky bugger.

Robot Website Question

I'm currently thinking about making a robot community portal website(sort of similar to newgrounds) after I obtain money to build my second robot. I was thinking about offering free swag from my cafepress store as prizes for monthly contests held on the site. Would robot enthusists really want free t-shirts,buttons,stickers,etc as prizes, or would they want hardcore robot parts? I'm sorry if this seems like spam, but I wanted to ask a community who has expertise in this field.

 

 

Very simple robot plays xylophone using one LEGO® Mindstorms NXT servo motor to move forwards and the other one to lower and lift the bat. As every NXT robot has … Read more
This quite simple robot made with LEGO® Mindstorms NXT set is programmed in NXT-G (LEGO's visual programming language) to Avoid Obstacles using the Ultrasonic … Read more

My Robot Butler

Not to take users off this site but updating two postings of this is getting tiring. From now on you can find info about this project here. I will leave the funny video up.