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Walk around and goes backwards in curves if it detects an obstacle.
Using a
Update: I uploaded a new video with the robot walking with a speed of 5 milliseconds of "SpeedWalk". It flights! Read more
Autonomous Drive, Line/ Maze Follow, Drawing, Mapping, RC Drive
Using a
Hey hey! Just as great as the Original Tadpole, but with 100% more wood! I was shopping on the ol' eBay's and came across some 3mm birch plywood, usually used in … Read more
The Service Droid is a new robot kit I am designing. It is intended to be a low cost, D.I.Y. robot chassis with two 3 DOF arms. The gripper on the right arm is … Read more

LMR Starter KIT

Hi.

I've completed the starter kit turorial on this site, ordering the whole package from solarbotics containing all the components.

Now i want to upgrade to using a platform like this one:

http://www.robonor.no/mage/default/robot/hjulbasert/baron-4wd-mobile-platform.html

but im not sure weather to order with or without the board that is optional, and im not sure if my picaxe28 is able to run these motors.

Please help me understand how i can tell the difference on parts that i can use, and parts i cannot use.

LCD and AVR kit

Hello,

I am doing my own AVR kit. I connected LCD 8x2 on port A and B (RS - PA1; R/W - PB4; E - PA0; DB4-7 - PB0-3) . When LCD is not in the circuit nothing work like power supply is off. When LCD is in the circuit everything run. Connect and disconnect LCD is one of the important part of this kit.

 

Robot kits in education

As some of you may know I have been teaching high school kids robotics (well so far programming) for several weeks now, seen here: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/36394.

New Playful Puppy kit from DAGU

The new Playful Puppy robot kit from DAGU will be available from April 2013! This new version of the robot is smaller and easier to wire up. Magnetic clutches have been included on the pan / tilt assembly. The manual now explains the code in detail to make it easier to understand and modify.

Uses data based on the condition of a plant in a terraruim ecosystem to explore and react to the outer world.

feasibility of DIY wireless headphone kit

So, I was searching the market for what my wireless headphone options were and got quite disappointed.

As it seems, wireless used is either IR, RF (on the FM/UHF band) and Bluetooth (also 2.4Ghz seemingly working in the router's norm).

IR ... needs line of sight, small range...
RF... prone to interferences
Bluetooth... small range
2.4GHz... some reviews said they interfered with the home wireless routers

 

Helping a special friend with his first robot,

I am helping with my friends first robot! He primaily wanted tractor treads and an Arduino "because he heard they were good" ( I didn't disagree with him. :-)

We decided on an inexpensive kit was a good starting point and then it can be expanded later.

Our choice was the BrutusBot and electronics package (looks like I get to solder 2 boards, lucky me...). It was fairly cheap.

He seems good in the programming and mechanical areas, he isn't so good with the electronics part (he does fine with some guidance).

UGV trainer kit - Unmanned Ground Vehicle

Typically when I hear the words "Unmanned Ground Vehicle", I tend to think of military and off-road vehicles but these days big companies are investing millions of dollars on cars that can drive themselves.

This kit is an affordable beginners kit to help students and hobbyist learn the basics. Using the Arduino compatible Micro Magician robot controller with it's library of basic control functions ensures an easy and fun learning curve.

MintyProbe, the Altoid can logic probe

Inspired by Andersen and CTC, I am putting together a Logic Probe Kit consisting of:
     MintyProbe, a tiny 3.5"x2.25"x.75" Logic probe with 2x16 LCD Screen able to:
                Detect High, Low, Floating Inputs
                Signal Pulse Length
                Voltage readout (5V and Under)

Selling: Mindstorms NXT 1st generation

I am disparingly seeking money to buy parts to dive into the world of hobby robotics. I'll need some 400$ for my first order and I decided to sell just about anything I can. So here goes my NXT... Anyone interested? I'll post details and stuff if someone's interested.

This is a Hexapod Robot ive built from scractch . All parts are laser cut from 6mm acrylic It will be available as a kit form In the verry near future. The project … Read more

Should Arduino based robot kits have the Arduino built in?

Now that I'm learning Arduino I've developed 3 Arduino robot kits. The first was fairly big and can take the Arduino Mega, Duemilanove or Nano. The second two have had the Arduino built directly onto the PCB so that little or no jumper wires are needed.

Which is better? The additional cost of the Arduino built in is less than buying an Arduino board and with all the basic wiring done it is much easier for those new to electronics.

I built this from a kit.  Preprogrammed IC, and simple IR system.  Great way to learn how to solder onto a circuit board.  Since completing robot, I've detail … Read more
Just completed the Tamiya "Remote Control Robot Construction Set (Crawler Type)" kit, which you can find … Read more

Another great idea that I didn't have

The Arduino Experimentation Kit (from oomlout) is a pretty damn slick thing. Usually I'm one of the shit talkers about Oomlout's stuff (they think a lot of their laser cut plastic). This thing isn't quite as pricey as I'd expect from them though. At 80 USD it _might_ actually be worth buying the kit instead of ordering parts from different places (and then paying multiple shipping charges).

This is an educational robot kit produced by Dagu electronics based on the atmega 8 processor. The kit comes with all parts including a manual, CD, serial cable and … Read more
Price: $20 USD
The Light Autonomous Robotic Shield is a kit designed for use with the Arduino. This kit was designed to allow the beginner to easily get their first autonomous … Read more
 These kits have been discontinued and are no longer available   This is the FET version of the giant servo kit from Oatley Electronics. Will easily handle … Read more

Vex robotics kit

Ok, well my dad wants to go 50/50 with me on the vex R/C starter bundle here, Can I have some reviews on the overall system? Sorry if this is in the wrong forum