Let's Make Robots!


Mobile test bed for my Control of Mobile Robots grad course
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Introduction I am using a Rocket Brand Studios Tadpole as a platform for experimentation. I'm taking the Open Robotics University Control of Mobile Robots course, … Read more
Avoids obstacles using ultrasound. It will map terrain to grid and store it in a SD card.
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A One Weekend Miracle Red Squadron is actually a collection of three robots that work together in order to accomplish a task. The objective for the squad is to make … Read more
12 servos for walking, 2 servos for cam sweep/pan
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SpideyCAM is still a work in progress. He'll be remotely controlled via XBee radios from my laptop. I'm building the dashboard panel in Processing using a bunch of … Read more
Well, Chris the Carpenter has been hard at work since MakerFaire perfecting a design for a robot kit that can do... anything. Well, almost anything. OK, a lot of … Read more
Navigate around using SR04 and whiskers or wall following
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I modified a toy hexapod crawler kit using the MSP430 LaunchPad as the controller. A SR-04 Ultrasonic distance sensor has been added to the existing whiskers for … Read more
Plays Naughts and Crosses (Tic Tac Toe)
This robot was created as an entry for Oddbot's challenge: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/35296 I learned a lot with this project: just check out the Reflection … Read more
A small autonomous robot that wonders around. It's built out of parts I recieved for Christmas, such as a Rover 5 platform w/ driver board.    Current Goal - … Read more
move its arms and head
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This is a brand new project. It's a step up form my Arduino Torso robot. It will have a sensor and more servos later on. Arduino sketch programs are greatly … Read more
Roams while tracking its location. Detects objects with sonar.
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Your basic three wheel chassis with a ARM processor. The Freescale Freedom board cost me $12.00 US. They have a 3 axis accelerometer and support Arduino shields … Read more
I have a theory that I've been working on for over 25 years now.  It's about making robots smarter by making them more aware of their surroundings.  To make them … Read more
Obstacle avoidance, smells good & won't sweat!
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This is BrutBot. He is my first robot and is based on the Arduino UNO with the Adafruit motor shield and a Parallax ping))) sensor.  I started with a "start here" … Read more
I am working on an AI implementation since 14 months, as my daughter was born. I have notebooks full of observations of human behavior from a newborn to a child. I … Read more
Purpose: Piranha Tank was developed expressly for the purpose of pursuing Fish Tank.  Chassis: Piranha Tank's chassis was custom printed by Chris the Carpenter … Read more
Conquerer of Living Rooms
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Finally have a few projects up and running--somewhat. My previous "Untitled Robot Project" project was actually scrapped for this, since I needed the already "lego … Read more
Navigates via Infrared, and uses basic obstacle avoidance.
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The video shows the robot in operation, notice that if it hits an obstacle that's just out of view and falls over onto it's back it actually turns itself off! This … Read more
Controlled via audio signals coming from bluetooth connected to a phone
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This is my second robot car. It is controlled wirelessly by an android phone with the help of a bluetooth headset. The theory is that an android application plays … Read more
Example robot made out of various CD ROMs.  CDs were machined using a 4 flute 1/16 endmill on my cnc machine and glued together with super glue. So get building … Read more
Reacts on sensory input, speaks, shows hand gestures
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***Update 04/08/2012*** Some more programming done, see video HEAND_2: Random movements of the hand, touch sensor (integrated in its head), changing eye color when … Read more
Travel in pockets, live on desks, play snooker once in awhile
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UPDATE: Nov. 30th, 2012: Progress report with pics, no new vids.   Read more
navigates a maze and finds shortest path
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This is Mazie, the maze solving robot. She is my first project using arduino. My eventual goal is for her to follow a line maze, then go back and find the shortest … Read more
Reads RFID tags then plays .wav files, also uses a mic to hear loud nosies.
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     This is a copy of the RFID bear on Make. I have however added a few new features in the code like a ram check, a random file player and a sound response. … Read more
My iteration at building the famous MouseBot, originally (Mousey, the Junkbot?) created by Randy Sargent. I present to you YUMBBBBMH (Yet Un-named Mouse Bot Being … Read more
For historic accuracy this is I my first attempt at building a robot. It's an upside down waste basket with a Big Trak motor assembly attached to the lid. Never … Read more


Roams around, seeking for humans, tries to interact with them
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Update 05/06/2012 Voice recorder board finished and assembled. The loudspeaker (0.5 W/8Ω) is from an old toy, came in nicely in a small plastic box, which covers … Read more