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This is probably my oldest robot. I was waiting to post it until it did something interesting. Right now it can follow preprogrammed paths. In the past I've had it … Read more
Seeing OddBot's Chopsticks robot on YouTube was a revelation to me. I all of a sudden realized one didn't need to spend a lot of money making a walking robot. Not … Read more
This is a hexapod I've been working on for a while. It's a kit from Paul K. The hexapod uses HobyKing HXT900 servos. I was able to get the robot to successfully … Read more
Radio Controlled and Autonomous Navigation.
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This is one of my two Rover 5 robots. I recently created a page to show my radio controlled Rover 5 with treads and I also wanted to share this robot. The Vex … Read more
Radio Controlled and Autonomous Navigation.
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I've been working with a couple Rover 5 chassis lately and I thought I'd share my experience with my treaded Rover 5. I think the biggest problem people have with … Read more
Fighting Robot (sumo bot)
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Purpose: The purpose of this project was to create a robotics platform that would be easy to use and setup for my highschools' robotics club. Description: The … Read more
I present a novel locomotion system which comes into its own when there is snow around. I was inspired by a couple of videos of a Fordson tractor & Chevrolet … Read more
Gets me beer from the fridge, and delivers it to my location, will also take empty cans to the bin.
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  - First of all, Appolgies for the crappy pictures, I will be updating them with better ones, more info, and maybe some video.     I decided to build a robot … Read more
Moves around via commands from PC, Humanoid is animated, it can move its head & arms. Can display messages on its 4 x 20 LCD.
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ZappBot 3 - Tracked Humanoid Torso Robot. The robot is 11" Wide, 12" Deep and 21" Tall. It is controlled by a Propeller Chip P8X32A-D40 and a Digi XBee 1 mW Radio … Read more
Investigates the Festive environment with a Festive Twist
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I present to you "Miranda" , a laser scanning Robotic system using a Wii-Mote Camera and Festive Reflective Xmas Bauble. My previous "Halo" Experiments have been … Read more
 I recently read two great tutorials from gadget gangster on how to write to and read from SD card. Now this is great if you want to write pre-set text. But … Read more
Projects a laser generated "Halo" on the floor .... as an object detect system
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I present "Halo"  ..... my latest Laser Robot It been almost a year now that i have had the idea to cast some form of "Halo" around a robot and detect the … Read more
Controlled from PC via XBEE wirelees radio, or roams avoiding objects using sensors
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Here is some information on Zapp Prop Bot-1.X It is controlled by a Propeller Robot Controller Board Kit V1.02 by Wulfden. Read more
Navigates with a PING))) currently. Used for experimenting with Propeller on a robotic platform
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The PREP - Bot is my first robot using a Propeller Microcontroller, and my first robot post on LMR. P.R.E.P. stands for Propeller Robotic Experiment Platform. … Read more
  Well, it's about time for another Walter Update. Busy Busy. I won't (and can't) describe the many, many hardware changes --or to the point, the transition from … Read more
It all started here... http://letsmakerobots.com/node/26267 Once again, I set out on a quest to build yet another controller. I don't know what to call it really, … Read more
eventually navigate via ultrasound and compound eye
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I started building the Mr General kit this morning. Cant continue much further until the 3.3v regulator arrives. Waiting on a free sample of a MCP 3208 from … Read more
Balances on 2 wheels, Remote Controlled
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  HI guys, This is Balance1, my balancing robot, I built balance1 to demonstrate that a digital controller I had designed in MatLab actually worked in the real … Read more
I have had this board in my hands for over a month and I have to say that this review may be a bit complicated. I feel that I not only need to review this board … Read more
Bender is a medium sized robot based on the Crustcrawler Nomad HD platform. It uses the Parallax Motor Kit with Position Controllers, a pair of Parallax HB-25 Motor … Read more
The Maxim7219 (datasheet) is a handy LED driver.  each chip can drive 64 LED's and several can be daisy chained for large displays, it's also used in the Blue … Read more
Here goes 812-R8. I really wanted to get something posted as this bot has been sitting here for almost a week now. More details and photos will be added later … Read more
I made Miss Princess for my 4 year old niece. She's a lot more interested in Princesses than robots, so I called it Miss Princess to trick her :) There's a Battery … Read more
Grabbing objects, swinging them around
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This is a delta parallel robot - aimed to be the smallest in the world. I aimed at a height of about 1cm, but during building I found that, with my … Read more
Inter/Intranet controlled robot able to send video/voice/email and play with my kid from the office
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Hi all,  I'm from The Netherlands and have a nice little girl that wants me to build a robot. Well, easier said then done so far. Since I'm an IT consultant I … Read more
Navigtes around the house using waypoints and ping corrections.
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  I just started with robotics a few months ago, I started with the boe-bot and basic stamp2. A good learning platform, but I quickly found it's limitations. Read more
The scooter bot has both tele operated and autonomous modes. It's fast; top speed around 12 MPH. Current autonomous mode is limited to navigating a space using front and rear IR sensors and wheel encoders.
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This was a fun robot to build.  It's our 4th.  It's the most agile one we've built so far.  The 2 wheels mounted on the center access provides … Read more
Navigate with IR object detection.... thats about it so far.
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The MTE v1 is a tracked robot that autonomously rolls around looking for new areas. Well as random as can be anyway. The project originally started out as a … Read more
Carry Tools and Laptop to free human hands.
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  COMPLETED: 2011.12.08 This is my first robot built from scratch and I am new to robotics. I haven't played with electronics for over 25 years and I have a … Read more
Sails by onboard joystick, eventually autonomous
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Spin is a modified 2.4mR single-person keel boat. She has 4 onboard Parallax Propeller processors for motor control and system monitoring, 64 channels of A/D, 8 … Read more