Let's Make Robots!


This is my first robot. I build it in a few hours and it it most mechanic. The bot is made using two servo's and a few pieces of wood and plastic.   Read more
uses wheels made from plastic bottles
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BOTtle is a robot like many others but with a particularity, the wheels are made of plastic bottles as you can see in this video … Read more
This is an old idea, finally I have the time to show it to the world. The are bottle shapes that perfectly fit together, you will see how easy it is to create a … Read more

Making parts

I spent Thursday night making hubs for new robots.  Enjoy the video.

Vacuum forming plastic parts.

Heres a few photos of my home made plastic vacuum former and its maiden test. If you don`t know what vacuum forming is check here, and youtube.

Essentially a sheet of heated plastic is placed over some kind of mould which then has the air sucked out from underneath it. The soft plastic schloops to the shape of the mould and when it cools you have yourself a robot part. It really does sound like schloop if you`re wondering.


Polyplasticy goodness

Been rummaging around every local store in search for the perfect container for the M134 controls (read lunchbox)

And so after heavily customizing an ikea 'lunchable-accessories' box I happen upon one of my favorite mischellaneous electronics sites, the one where you put all the crap that really doesnt work in a shiny aerodynamic case that makes whatever whizzbang youve made look really professional, and as an added bonus make anyone operating it and not getting it to work feel like a complete idiot.

Plastic thats invisible to IR light?

There are lots of great and interesting little robots on this site and on the web, but so many of them use the sharp IR detectors that they all start to look the same. I wanted to do something different and a bit more aesthetically nice, so I thought what if I could get some plastic thats transparent to IR. Then I could hide the IR sensors behind them and completely change the look.