Let's Make Robots!


Raspberry Pi Robot

Hopefully I didn't get your guys' hopes up, but I don't actually have a Raspberry Pi yet. However, it's on its way to my door (although I'm currently on vacation, so I'll have to wait a week). Now I'm filling up my time thinking of ways to use it. Most likely, I plan to make a robot from it. Since the Raspberry Pi has a lot more computational oomph than the Arduino, I want to make something more advanced than what I've done before. It'll probably be a mobile computer, with a keyboard, mouse, small screen, and perhaps some sort of manipulator to interact with the world.

This is a simple robot that I made for my cousin, it only uses 2 LDRs, 2 geared motors, and a 555 timer IC. I reused a Tamiya Tank tread kit and gearbox for … Read more

Design of 3D printed enclosure - first printout

Here is a quick update related to this post about 3D printed robot enclosure.

Two videos below illustrate the goal - how it will looks like soon :-). And here is the first step into this direction - my first 3D-printed part of the enclosure shown in the video. Took me about the whole week from receiving the packet with Ultimaker kit till the first reasonable printout came out :-) .

Any Botbuilders in central Florida?

Don't know where to post this or if it's appropriate (I'm sure I'll find out if not) but anyone in the central Florida area interested in getting a robotics group together? Since I've searched and couldn't find an existing group I figured I would start one myself.

F.R.O.G (Florida Robot Odyssey Group) - journey to the future of robotics!

We can build a frogbot for competition or work towards a marketable product. Or just sit around playing with robots. 

What did you do with your robot today?

What did YOU do with your robot today?

Alright ! After a haitus and some odd but trivial glitches I am finally happy to declare the birth of ANTROBOT Ver 1.0.0. Its a 2 legged creature with a single … 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

Making Smart robot

Hi all,

My plans are as follow: I want to make my RC car into fully automated version.

Top view of car: http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj519/soni991/RC%20Car/IMG_6682.jpg

Front view of car: http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj519/soni991/RC%20Car/IMG_6683.jpg

Back view of car: http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj519/soni991/RC%20Car/IMG_6684.jpg

Bottom view of car: http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj519/soni991/RC%20Car/IMG_6685.jpg

The function involves (I give it as Version 1.0)

Stereoscopic vision help

Hi, I am willing to built a stereoscopic navigation system (which will have 2 paralel webcams to capture images every X second and compare images with each other to find depth)  just for fun and coding challenge(more challenge actually) but i have no idea how to do that, i am searching and reading sources with all kind. however since i have no idea where to start more i read it makes me feel more confused and i cannot find a complete guide to follow.

 Salvius is a humanoid robotics project that I have been working on over the past year or so. The robot now has night vision and ultrasonic hearing. You can … Read more

PICAXE 28x1 Syntax Error

I need help, I'm trying to program a sonar with the PICAXE programing editor and tere's this Syntax error that shouldn't be there.

low portc 0
pulsout b.5,5
pause 200
pulsin portc 0, 1, w1
w1 = w1/29

It only complains with the "pulsin" line, the "low" line doen't create any sort of problems. What's wrong here?

Navigate around via ultrasound
Using a
  This is my first robot using Arduino.It is really easy to make a robot using an arduino. As it was my first robot.It was fun to play with it.I would also like to … Read more

Line robot sensor

Hey guys, i want to build a line following robot and I was scouring ebay for some sensors


I found these but I wasn't sure if they would work, as I haven't done this before. They're pretty cheap.

navigates in any direction , balanced walk, objects tracing, tracks and follows objects in its surroundings, various sitting and resting positions, shakehand, wall following
Using a
  INU 2.0 is a servo actuated quadraped dog robot ,that takes input from a  SHARP sensor and a TSOP sensor.It is controlled by  arduino duemilanove atmega328. My … Read more

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 ;-)

This is my project [DON'T LOOK, JUST BORING]

STARTED 5.7.2012

Okay, so here's my project, what i am designing.
It is a robot arm!
Some stats:

- 4 servos, not very big
- PICAXE 14M as brain
- SM-S3317S 2.0kg at 4.8V
- 4 Rechargeable 1.2V batteries
- Polymorph and lightweight woodsticks as materials 
- Maybe somekind of sensor and IR receiver
- Potentiometer to control

Pictures coming soon!

I really like my FEZ Mini Robot.

I am totally ejoying my FEZ Mini Robot! I thought the C# code might be hard for me but I am really starting to like that language. It is a "shift" in ones thinking about writing a good program. Now I am sure I would "mix some things up" if I went back to programming on a Arduino.

No fears mate about the C# code running on the FEZ Mini, it works just fine. The build/deploy/debug procedure works, but it still holds a lot of secrets. (The FEZ Mini board sends back "Rebooting..." like your device is acting like small computer!)

Awesome website!

Yes, LMR IS an awesome website, but some may also be interested in one I found.

See: http://www.helloapps.com/index.html  All the files and tutorials for getting into MRDS.

"Microsoft Robotics Develpement Studio" (Covering both versions 3 and 4,)

This website covers all aspects of robot system modeling including mesh design and science.

(I have a book on MRDS, but trust me, this website is easy compared to the book.)

When you get a chance, check it out.




A little robots journey - Epilog

Finally EL2ISA2 aka Artoo is back from his journey. Like in the vaste of the universe he was travelling thousands of lightyears kilometers/miles throught China: Following up the previous travel reports: Tatooine, here and here. Here are some of the pictures and comments of his adventure.

1. EL2ISA2 (Artoo) standing on the Great Wall of China:

Bluetooth and XBEE

Hi, I am working on a project that includes contolling a robot wirelessly though visual basic 2010. And I was researching and found that if you use an xbee it is the same code as when using a usb cord. But i want to use bluetooth instead. And I was wondering if the code is the same when using bluetooth (like the xbee). I assume that it is the same because it is a form of RF. But I need to know from LMR if it is the same code with Bluetooth or is it different.


Robot Teaches Itself How To Walk.

Very interesting work of making a robot learn about itself using gyro feedback and programming in rules based around this.

Looks like it would be a quicker way to program robots to do complex tasks perhaps...

A little robots journey

1. Chinese Great Wall

Artoo, I told you that's a dead end...

Annual Online LMRobo-games!!!

What if somebody makes an annual robo-games for LMR members that is held online? just like Robotgrrl's robot party but with games and stuff e.g. online robot racing, online robot chess games(for those who do have chess playing robots, and connect them o the internet and play with other people), robot catwalk, coolest robot of the year...etc. and the prizes would be certificates that can be sent and print by the winner, or stuff that i don't know.

so, anyone interested in this kind of concept?

An ATmega328 and L293D based variable speed and direction motor controller
NTRODUCTIONThe GOduino II is a self-contained Read more
Sings, recognizes faces, recognizes speech
Using a
I've been building Robot Betty9 for about 10 years. She has an Arduino, a Basic Stamp, A Vex for her power rollerskates, and uses an EZ Robot board for AI, and face … Read more

Robot Betty9 is ALIVE

My robot betty9 is really cool. I built her over several years. She sings at the Riverside Robot Expo.Robot Betty9 - humanoid

RC lawnmower for cut the grass from my android phone !
Using a
Hi everybody, First i present myself, so i am a 19 years old boy from france, i am actually studing at the university in tours ! I like technologics hackings and i … Read more
Grabs, holds, drops, point finger...
Using a
Here is "InMoov", the robot you can print and animate. You have a 3D printer, some building skills, This project is for you!! This is a hand builded for a job … Read more