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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

Temperature Sensor?

Ok,

Right now i am planning to build a autonomous robot that puts out fires. It will go up to a tiny fire (about 4 inches) and then drop a tiny bucket of water (2 1/2 inches wide, like the ones that came with the old version of robosapien) on the fire. The bucket will be put on a platform attached to a servo. when the servo turns the bucket will pour. I am going to do this all with picaxe. I know how to use picaxe, and coding in basic.  Anyways what my real question is, Is there a type of sensor that i could use to find the fire and stop before it? Could I use IR somehow?

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
Maps enviroment, explores with arm, falls over.
Using a
Sun 7th Dec 2008 Had a few setbacks with the old NiMh battery pack dying and the new LiPo battery packs not fitting where I hoped. Compare the old photo to the new … 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.

YAY!!!

i am FINALLY starting my project!!!! i am gonna order them soon. If it wasn't for this site, i wouldn't be interested in robots at all. *GASP!* thanks guys!
So it all needs to start somewhere - order has been placed for the various components just when will they arrive. When out buying concrete, sand and shingle tho i … Read more
It is teleoperated from the surface while it goes under water
Using a
Here is an ROV built for the National Underwater Robotics Challenge. This video clip shows the mission and then shows one of the teams, Carl hayden High School, … Read more