Let's Make Robots!


Follow, Navigate, Remote Controlled
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My name is Rick and have no programming background but have always wanted my own robot after watching the movie Short Circuit. From that time on I said "one day I … Read more
Uses openCV to track and chase a coloured object
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Using openCV running on a completely underpowered laptop to identify and track an object. For this proof of concept, a blue ball is tracked. I send calculated … Read more
This is my first robot. It's supposed to compete in the Penn State Abington Fire Fighter competion 2013 (missed the 2012).   Update:   The copper sides were a … Read more
OpenCV, HSV thresholding for object detection, bot moves towards target, adjusts position when it gets close enough
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Overview: This is ASAR a robot built with an intention of using a raspberry pi as its brain.  Unfortunately the raspberry pi is not available until the end of May … Read more
joystick control, autonomous mode, video transmitting
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The idea behind this project was to incorporate a complete x86 computer into a mobile robot. With netbooks becoming more powerful every year, they maintain low … Read more
Line Laser scans object while recording position of laser with software. Allows capture of 3D object into software.
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Intended for use with David Laser Scanner software. After completing the CNC machine, I decided to build a scanner using my new machining ability. Using an Arduino … 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
Uses a webcam and robot vision to navigate around obstacles
Obstacle avoidance is one of the most important aspects of mobile robotics. Without it robot movement would be very restrictive and fragile. This tutorial explains … Read more