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Picaxe basic

Beleive it or not, that thing without real shapes is a robot! It's my first attempt to make a bot with a brain, a picaxe 18X. He moves with 2 home-made continuous … Read more
my robot is using the picaxe18 power board from sparkfun.com. he turns both ways and decides which way is better to go and goes that way   here is my … Read more
Navigate around via ultrasound
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Hello, I present you my fourth robot "Croco". This is my second robot with Picaxe 28x1. I used four hacked servos and two l293d H-bridges. I used for the first … Read more
Wanders about avoiding objects
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I've been lurking on this site reading and looking and finally got enough good info to create my first robot. Read more
Navigates via sonar, Sharp IR and avoids all obstacles
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****Update 4-6-09**** Polymorph head ,IR extension and side panels!!!  **Coming soon - Speaker,  LED'S and MORE POLYMORPH!**   Read more
A robot moves on the wall and ceiling.
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Hello girls and boys !!!This is my third robot. He moves on the metal wall or ceiling. Read more
Uses Ultrasound to navigate as per the Tutorial code
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My first Robot, made with the "Start Here" project :) I added a switch in the little box between the motors which houses some of the wires. I'm not sure if adding … Read more
It navigates around the unpredictable world, finds objects, and bangs out a beat on them.
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  This is my attempt at building a drum machine from fritsl's walkthrough. I used two GM3 gearmotors from Solarbotics to drive the black tracks (also from … Read more
Update: Hmm.. I found that it pulls a trailer really well.. Hmm.. And the Omni's are really easy to navigate. Hmmm :) I was waiting for my omni wheels to arrive, … Read more
* avoids obstacles * avoids edges *detects motion *has a external rf camera *made a software that records what the camera sees. just baby stuff.      trying to … Read more
First bots using Picaxe kit 28. Came across a distributor from my country who bring this item in. Hook up with Parralax Ping))) instead of SRF05. Im yet to find it … Read more
Zweirad Roboter
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Hallo, This is my second robot with Picaxe 8M. The Robot has: - two gearmotors RB-35; 50:1; 12V, -12V; 1,2Ah, - Picaxe 8M, - one mechanical sensor mith 6 metal … Read more
I'm trying to make a decent caterpillar style robot without a lot of mechanical complexity. I've had this idea ever since suggesting it to Thomas Countz who then … Read more
This is a walkthrough on how to make a simple IR controller. It is relatively cheap and easy to make. Programming is simple since the picaxe basic already has … Read more
Drags weights across the floor
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This is my entry to the Mighty Bot Challenge. It's 6 x 12V motors are driven by two FET servo drivers. These drivers are the same circuitry that drives a RC servo … Read more
It Navigates around via ultrasounds, It "Firefights" the fire (a candle ;) ), Avoid Objects
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Initial Post - 24/02/2009:   This is a Firefighter Robot, (note that the cointaner of water is a old cointainer of pills): Wich is not completed, it needs a … Read more
Navigate around using Sharp IR
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Based on Fritsl's design I'm working on my first robot. I built the robot and it works but the only problem is that my servo won't do anything. I copied and … Read more
Navigate around via ultrasound, avoids obstacles
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31-Jan-2009 Hi! This is my first robot! I was waiting a week for electronic components to arrive from UK, and then long month to find proper chasis. I found it … Read more
Sleeker and with twice the firepower, SplatBot Mk II has some obvious improvements over the original. Noticably the water bottles and pumps are on the chassis … Read more
Avoid objects, navigate around via ultrasound, can lock on in scan mode
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Jasper is my version of the start here robot. He has a Picaxe 28x1 v A.5 brain. (Finally got my updated chip today!)He just avoids objects right now. Right now he … Read more
Remoted controlled mobile platform for videoing robots.
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This is Pictomatix, a 4WD mobile platform for videoing my robots. Taking advantage of picaxe's infrain2 command to make the most of the 08M's limited I/O pins. I'm … Read more
Race around walls (hopefully :-)
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I wanted to do a wall racer ever since I joined this site but I also wanted to do something a bit different. I'm now attempting a micro wall racer using a tiny RC … Read more
This is Cacaphonix, named after the bard in the "Asterix and Oblix" cartoons because it makes a terrible noise in an attempt to make music. Unfortunately for … Read more
Navigates around using ultrasound and with a bumper to detect low-level obstacles.
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"My First Robot" - BERNT EDIT: 2009-02-02 - BERNT IS ALIVE!  New video added, I know the performance sucks and all that...but i just wanted to show it. … Read more
This is an experiment to see what sort of robot can be made with a cheap picaxe08M. It is also the first time I've actually used my "reusable robot base" as a robot … Read more
Avoids objects, recognizes objects, and more. Breaks
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Newest Update: Oh my, its been a long time. Well, I'm finally back to programming the little guy after many hours of trial and error. Unfortunantly, he had a bit … Read more
avoid object and play drum on thing.
This is my version of the drum machine. Measuring 4"X4"X5" Read more
Navigate around via ultrasound finding objects to play on.
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After seeing fritsl's Yellow Drum Machine in action, I decided that I needed to build a robot like that.  It just looked so fun and to tell you the truth - it has … Read more
Maps enviroment, explores with arm, falls over.
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Sun 7th Dec 2008 Had a few setbacks with the old NiMh battery pack dying and the new LiPo battery packs not fitting where I hoped. Compare the old photo to the new … Read more
Navigates around via ultrsound so far.
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This is my first 'thinking' robot. It's based on the Start Here tutorial. A PicAxe 28x1 controlling 2 motors with SRF05 ultrasonic sensor. It carries a 5Ahr lithium … Read more