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MotorCityRobots.com

Myself and a local member of a hackerspace in Detroit recently started a new website devoted to robotics in Detroit. Right now the site is brand new, with really no content. So what I'm asking you to do is to sign up on the site, create a couple posts, etc just to generate some content. I'm not asking you to leave LMR, just check the site out (whats there anyways) and if you're proficient at drupal send me a PM, so you can help out the site too! Thanks.

Google plus hangout Saturady afternoon 3pm PST.

Heya LMR folks,

I'm thinking of having a G+ hangout session tomorrow around 10am pst(I'm in California), 1pm est, UTC -7(I think).

If you want a gmail invite, send me a request by 9:45am and I'll send in invite your way and have a gmail account I can send it to.

I was thinking of just shooting the breeze, talking about bots, projects, and just general stuff.

maybe it'll be something, maybe it'll be just me some ambient noise....we'll see!  :)

 

Edit: modified time.

Advice on my next robotics project.

Hmm, I decided to come here on the off chance some one might be able to give me some advice.

I wouldn't say I'm an "absolute" beginner as I do have some experience with robotics, but its only been from kits, I haven't built and programmed something from scratch yet. Over the years I have collecteda great deal of items which I feel may be useful to create some form of robot, but its hard to know exactly where to start. Here are the details as follows:

Autonomous roaming using a variety of gaits
Using a
This critter has been with me for some time. Built around a (discontinued) Crustcrawler quadwalking kit, UGLY is now an autonomous 2dof, 4 legged roamer using a … Read more

Future ideas- robots and paintball

Well I like to paintball with sum buddies and its getting bigger all the time so I have been involving robotics and electronics in paintball /airsoft. 

-http://letsmakerobots.com/node/21780

-http://letsmakerobots.com/node/25679 (ill try to get my robot post on that one going, almost done :] )

So Im sorta running out of ideas that are worth using and cheap enough. 

For example-http://letsmakerobots.com/node/23474 i learned it was a little too expensive for me - a kid- to make and experiment.

Getting into Arduino

   Well my friends, I think its time for me to enter the world of arduino.  After working on my last project (I will post it soon, its for the google science fair so I just have to finish up it's website.) I have deciced ill have a go at arduino.  The reason I came to this conclusion is I needed something that can do simple multi-tasking.  During my google science fair project (That I will post soon to LMR) I needed to do two things at once.  The first was very simple.  I just wanted it to go down and come back a little to the side of the first path down a

attach components to supports like pvc, acrylic, wood, cardboard, polymorph
During the development of Farrusco, we tried a lot of different ways to attach components to PVC supports, from hot-glue, to screws and double side-tape. Because … Read more

Gearing Up, FIRST robotics challenge

Found this while searching for documentaries about robots;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vytVIv-Rbx4 Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go7GW7ef2U4 Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPgXdktfiFc Part 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RocQrZ3pZXk Part 4

 

It's about the FIRST robotics competition, quite interesting.

Canadian National Robotic Games 2010

Hello all,

I had a great time in Toronto for this years Robot games.  I managed to get 2nd place in the masters mini sumo competition with Blaster shark.  I made a new robot called Driller shark which I will post shortly in the robot section.  It didn't do that well, but all in all I had fun.  Here are the pictures.

Ordinary lunch kit?

Rom-Bot

I dismantled a cd drive from my old laptop yesterday, and found out that the plastic frame and insides were a pretty good chassis for a robot. It will have an LCD screen, use an IR sensor for not running into walls, and possibly some odds and ends here and there. Does anyone have any suggestions for some of the features that would be integrated into this robot? I am using a Picaxe 28x1.

-Nflodude

Cluster Bots

Hi this is just a forum for any beginners who want to build Cluster Bots

My first robot..........

So I've decided to build my first robot which not the LMR "start here" one (that one is going to be my second one) and im using this circuit- http://costaricabeam.solarbotics.net/Circuits/Vores/555%20Photovore.png . I've tried about 10 different designs for the body but its just not working. When i cover the left photocell with my hand and the other one is exposed to light the speed of the motors is the same and same with the right photocell. has anyone tried the circuit? did it work?

Psx Library and dc motors, possible power issue?

Hi everyone! First let me just say I love this site.It's an enormous wealth of information for an enthusiast like me. I have a few concerns with a project I am working on and would love a little input.

RC robots

I was wondering if there is a section here on RC robots?

I have a 'my first robot' type robot and eventually want to be able to RC it as well as make other RC robots. 

WCRG 2010 Pictures and video

Hello all,

As promised the pictures from WCRG 2010.  Credits go to Fingertech for providing the video and pictures.

Line Following

Mine Sweeper

Chip

Mini Robotic Ant Farm

I have started the build of the first Drone prototype for my little ant farm project. I plan on building around 4 Drones and a Builder.

 


1. The Drones:

Chassis:

The Drones will be as simple as possible, using TH components, as is hard to prototype with SMD. A double sided, plated holes prototyping board will be used as the chassis. The board is 38mm x 38mm and it can get smaller only if I use a smaller battery.

Power:

Ataque de Pánico! (Panic Attack!) 2009

Hi All,

I haven't decided if I should use this as inspiration for my first robot project, but I just might. Be sure to check out the video.

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/buzzlog-uruguay-to-hollywood.html

 

Enjoy!

haptiK

 

 

Tiny swarm robots

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Is this cool or what?

Just had to share it :)

Need Help for AGV?

i'm working on AGV project rite now.low cost AGV.i'm totally dont have knowledge in software part that is programming part?especially to do the coding for the robot.but for hardware part is not a problem to me.can somebody help me with the coding part?i'm using atmel microcontroller and will attach with stepper motor.for sensor i'm using ultrasonic for obsctacels sensor.

FOR THOSE WHO CAN"T INVEST MUCH (LIKE ME IN INDIA)

 hello everybody here...!!!

Actually m from india . speaking straight, " i can't spend much but also can't live without robotics".

so please give me some advices to not to kill my love towards robotics. i m a student of electronics but here in my college we do not have such facalities for electronics students. so please guide me about how to begin and what resources to use to get over the money problem. 

i really need your help.......!!!!

Hello! I was wondering if anybody could help me determine compatibility issues :(

Dear Robot enthusiasts,

Hello all!  This is my first question on here so please feel free to critique my writing style.  

The BIG board!

Ok, though you would like to see what I am working on now. I am having this as a blog post  until there is something worthy of posting. It sure looks cool or what :)

Future Robotics Engineers

Check it out everyone. We had our first Arduino class. I was excited to see how many parent & child participants showed up. We were expecting 12 total but had double that!

Here are some photos.

http://arduinofun.com/blog/2009/06/15/photos-from-the-arduino-workshop/ 

 

DAGU electronics and LMR robots

As many of you know, DAGU Electronics is now going to mass produce my Caterpillar Robot and SplatBot MkII. They are looking at LMR and may produce other LMR robots in the future.  Keep this in mind when you post your robots. Show how you made your robot. They will pay well for good designs.

I do not want adds on our site so I will post reviews on their products in the component section as I have done with the Asuro robot. If you see a product you like then contact me. 

Best Software for Robots

Best software for robots - linux software - http://www.linux-soft.org %)

Cheap Servvos

Can anyone recommend a website where a servo is inexpensive?