Let's Make Robots!


Charles was a Planar Biped designed to choreography a human's walking pattern over a flat terrain. Its main design was a Planar Biped Model, a bipedal robot in which it needed guided balance to walk, or using a long bar to keep its stability.
Using a
Charles was a Planar Biped designed to choreography a human's walking pattern over a flat terrain. Its main design was a Planar Biped Model, a bipedal robot in … Read more

Robotic Development Platform

Hello everybody :)

I made this blog to tell you all about my latest project, after my Robotic Arm project has died out a little.

This little thing will be my first actual "robot". The whole idea behind it is that I will have a platform which will be easy to further develop, and thus be awesome to learn new stuff. 

Doodle Bot - beginners platform

The Doodle Bot is a very simple robotic platform for beginners, students and hobbyist.

The Chassis is a simple laser cut panel with two ball raced geared motors and a servo for raising and lowering a white board marker, jumbo chalk or crayon. Each wheel is fitted with an 8-pole magnet that is monitored by hall effect sensors to form two simple wheel encoders.

The kit includes an Arduino compatible controller with an ATmega8A processor, USB interface (CP2102) and FET, dual "H" bridge. Sample code allows the user to write simple alpha-numeric text messages.

Walking, standing, sitting down
Here is my current project, bipedal robot. Nowadays, I am trying to make it walking. Harder than I thought before. It has 6 DOF per leg. Parts of Robot:  - 3mm, … Read more
KUBOT is my humanoid robot (attempt) and also my first robot! I first decided to make a robotic arm as a beginner. Then tought, why not making two of them connected … Read more

How to Build a Ping Pong Robot (YouTube)


The ModuPong YouTube channel is about a modular robotics system that tracks a ping pong ball in real-time. In addition, we cover in this channel how the system predicts and responds in less than 130ms.

Please tell me if you have any ideas on how we could make our system better. Cheaper and faster would be great!

S.A.M. as an Arduino Library - Software to make our robots talk

Back in the good old days of Atari's and Commodore64's there was a program called S.A.M. the software automated mouth. Considering this was available about 30 years ago I have always been dissapointed at the lack of progress in robotic speach since then.

I know there is some much better speech programs available now but how often have you had a computer talk to you?
S.A.M. is actually built into Adobe Reader. Just open a PDF file, go to the "View" menu and at the bottom you will find "Read Aloud".

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

Introducing BoardX: The Open Source Miniature Robotics Motherboard

Hi Everybody!

Long time robot enthusiast here, but just joined up after searching for some robotics tutorials. I'm searching for ideas to create a beginners robotics kit for my open source project, BoardX.

I'm going to post some information here, and if anybody is interested in purchasing one, send me an email and I'll give you instructions on how to get a discount!

Here's my site: http://www.upgradeindustries.com

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 :-) .

Jameco now sell the Micro Magician robot controller

Good news everyone, the Micro Magician is now being stocked by Jameco as well as Rocket Brand Studios.

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?

Life imitates robots

They often say that robots imitate life but this video is a great example of life imitating a robot. Reminds me of the movie A.I.

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
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  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
Having one of those days where your too lazy to do anything? Have a robot doodle for you while you sit back in your favorite chair. This is a very simple drawing … 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

where can i find these vex pieces?

okay, I have been scouring google trying to find the parts for the vex rcr mini walker crab thing, which should be displayed.

all the results I have found have been things like press announcements and demo robots built witgh this stuff, and none of it recent.

I personally want to build that walker, obviously with some extra personal touches added on, but I just cannot find the parts. every place seems to indicate that they were released, so did I just miss a limited run component or something?



How to Survive a Robot Uprising

My favorite modern Robotica author, DH Wilson PhD in robotics.  He defines robots in a way that excludes bristlebots without sensors so beam fanatics, be ware-this will angry up the blood.  Otherwise, there's some good advice! ;-)


Why does LMR hate this Youtube link?