Let's Make Robots!


In preparation for the School Education Expo in September 2011 (www.edexpo.com) in Sydney/Australia we at RoboteShop (www.roboteshop.com) wanted a robot that would … Read more

Adafruit motor shield, just running one motor

I have looked at the tutorials from adafruit, such as this one:  http://www.ladyada.net/make/mshield/use.html and I can include the library in my program, I tried the examples and I get nothing. I am using 7.2 volts for my power supply and the motor is from an rc car. I have tested the motors with a different h-bridge that came with my DFrobotshop rover and it works fine.

What batteries to power my Arduino robot.

I would like to know what type of battery setup I should use for my robot. I have 6 AA batteries powering my motors so it's just everything else... which currently consists of...

Arduino UNO

SN7...etc.   H bridge motor driver chip

Mini Servo

Sharp IR sensor

piezo buzzer?

hello LMR, can i ask a little question? what is the simplest circuit of a piezoelectric to produce a buzzing sounds?

Is the POP-BOT arduino microchip compatible with the BOE-BOT developer board?

I have an Inex POP-BOT which came with an arduino-like microchip, and was thinking of getting a BOE-BOT, which uses a Board of Education with a BASIC stamp microchip attached to it. Now my question is, there two chips seem to look identical in size, and can both be detached from their respective developer boards, so what I'm wondering is, would they be interchangeable?

drives around until it hits something, then you pick it up and laugh.
Simple wirecontrolled, some stuff I had, 2 switches, batteryholder, Tamiya twin gearbox some wheels and networkcable. Screw it all together and my daughter got a … Read more
Here we have Boxxy, my SHR. I had originally intended to give it a nice plexi-glass chassis; however, I chose instead to use an old cellphone box. There's something … Read more
Uses the servos potentiometer to detect resitance on a gripper.
Using a
I soldered a wire to the middle pin of the potentiometer inside the servo that operates my gripper. Using an analog pin, I can tell when the Servo isn't moving. I … Read more

what board



im new here and i am still very young (17) and i would like to learn how to build robots so i may get introduced in this category.

is there any way of education (i preffer in holland) to learn all about robots? and if there is (even if there isn't) i would like to know wich board you recommand to use ALSO for future use.. like the professionals do! picaxe andruino or maybe somthing else

i do know programming and its C++ is not too hard for ME xD


soo bring it on thankks alot,

nick janse

SPOT (aka REDcyclops) the Color Tracking DesktopBOT This is my new desktop companion built from Trossen Robotic's really cool entry level tracking kit. It's a … Read more
This robotic hand can be controlled by a sensor-glove or a graphic program.
Using a
In first, sorry for my english, Im a french teenage boy of 16 years and as many french, am not very good in english.   Read more

Labyrinth maze solver

Hello All,

I am building an automatic maze solver using the following as an inspiration:


Walk forword,back.left,right,balance one leg, up-down 1 or 2 leg,Turn right-left,camera
Using a
Upgrade 10/9/2001 Hello again I've made some additions to the Red-Dragon in order to make a humanoid robot. Read more
Autonomous roaming using bipedal movement and 6-servos
Using a
This is a biped robot named conVERSE. This is a modified BRAT kit from Lynxmotion. A truly fun build, by the way. The Basic Atom Pro mounted onto a Bot Board is … Read more
This is John Joseph, otherwise affectionately known as J.J. This is a Parallax BoeBot with some custom modifications. The most obvious mod is the color of J.J.'s … Read more
Autonomous Roaming using 3 holonomic wheels
Using a
As promised, I added one more vid of omniBOT (aka Jon Tyler) to this listing.  J.T. is an autonomous roamer with three servos attached to holonomic wheels. Code … Read more

nanoDuino, sumo and soccer bots

Hi Everyone,

I'm starting with some new projects.

The first one is nanoDuino, an ultrasmall arduino, based on patrickmaccabe's one. This one has all the input and output's pins broken out and the sockets for FTDI and ICSP cables. It is 18,5x20,5 mm:

This is a simple Arduino Light seeker. It has an Arduino Duemilinove on board. It is powered by 2 AA batteries for logic( with boost converter), and 4 AA batteries … Read more
Hi there ! I am a new member here. This is my first Robotic Arm that I built myself. Most of the parts are made out of acrylic plastic. I use a micro servo … Read more

Picaxe 28 circiut board robot

I am trying to make the robot in the start here section.  The motors work when I hold the wires to batteries but when I try to attach them to the board they don't work.  I have followed the instructions carefully and soldered the wires to the pins (as I don't have connecters).  I have tried several times and am still stuck.  This robot is for a school project and has to be ready in two days.  I really don't know what to do can anyone help?


UPDATE 07.27.11 I have written a maze solving simulator and embedded it online. It allows users to build a maze and have a virtual robot solve it using the left … Read more

Possible AGV

So I came across patrick's agv (http://letsmakerobots.com/node/18922) and his tutorial (http://letsmakerobots.com/node/19554.) and I remembered that I have a nice rc car. Once I learn more about robotics, I plan to build an Automated guided vehicel with the same compass and gps. Is this a hard build? 


Here is a video that I took of the rc car

Enter the MAKE Volume 27 Robot Contest!

Make: Magazine is running a contest for robots which demonstrate the most character, what will you enter?


From Make: Online;

Another robot has been added to the shark tank ;)  Video added enjoy. This robot was built for the 2011 RoboGames in San Francisco.  The name was inspired from … Read more
Hello all, Driller Shark has been upgraded, and here are some pictures for your visual enjoyment. The original Driller shark base. Now souped up with a higher … Read more

Self-transforming robot

Hello everybody!

Check out this amazing self-transforming robot if you have a couple of minutes to spare. It was designed, built, and programmed by Muhammed Hasan Shariq at Heriot-Watt University, Dubai campus.


Student robot maker


Computer On Wheels Controller

Hi guys,
Since last week, I've been learning c++ and openFrameworks and creating a application to control any robot with a computer on it or, at least connected to one by someway.
It is supposed to be simple to implement and use.
You just need to run the application and program your robot to read the following chars and act corresponding to them:
  • 'w' to move forward;
  • 's' to mo