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At 64 years of age I am finally building my own robot! The first robot I saw was Mr Robotham at the Schoolboys Own Exhibition in 1955! (Google images will find it for you.)

Avoid objects, move around random, make someone smile
I was in Amsterdam for New years eve and ended up buying myself a coffee cup that came in a cool box. After I got home I put away my new cup and then thought about … Read more
Navigate around via IR, avoid stuff.
Using a
It is my first homemade robot with microcontroller. I found some schematics in the internet and made some changes. It is controlled with Attiny 2313, robot has two … Read more
Navigates via infra-red sensor. Very basic robot
Using a
This is my first attempt at building a robot. This is the robot from LMR Kit #328. My next step will be to try and fabricate a body for it. Read more

Analog input - Not getting good readings

I am using a Sharp IR Analog Sensor (2 different ones, in fact) and the readings I'm getting on both are not 'correct'.  I'm using a PICAXE 28 & a Sharp GP2D120XJ00F or GP2Y0A21YK.

This is my very first line following robot that is built around ATMEGA8. Construction and circuit are quite simple. Such a name- GOOFY is given because robot … Read more
Navigates and avoids objects
Using a
Ok, This is my first go at it. I will post more pics and some video as well. Yes I did name him Ziltoid based on a Devin Townsend project. This is the first … Read more