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Parallax Propeller

Drive in preprogrammed paths.
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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
Program in BASIC via Bluetooth connection, wander aimlessly.
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The goal here was to create a as functional a Propeller robot as possible for less than $50.  The Bluetooth capability pushes it over the $50 mark, but I thought … 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
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
Control a Servo with a Ping Sensor in about 5 minutes
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When I did the Web Clicker, I picked up a copy of ViewPort for debugging and it was a lifesaver.  ViewPort was designed by Hanno Sander.  He also developed an … 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
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