Let's Make Robots!

first robot

Yay! n00b :)

Yay! I'm really excited to have finally joined this site. I've been reading for the past week and LMR has really helped out sort the kinks in my design.

I'm an EE major, so I lourve robots. For my career, I reallllly want to work on making robotic prosthetics for the disabled.

A simple "first robot" that navigates around using IR
Using a
So, here's my first robot (yAFRO) It has nothing exceptional other than running on Arduino instead of PICaxe and being built form an old snakes and ladders board. … Read more
Navigate around with an srf05 (as soon as i get the code right)
Using a
 UPDATE: He's  back, and better than ever... the amazing Nick! * the crowd goes wild* I know, I've not been aktive on LMR for a while, had a lot of school-work … Read more

Arduino: How to make your first robot with..

When writing this, LMR only offers "Start here" - instructions on how to make your first robot, using Picaxe.

"Nebster" wrote to me, and asked if I could do a parallel, using Arduino, and I think that is actually a very good idea (now that Picaxe refuses to pay me commission, haha)

Focus should be on making first timers get a robot up and running at a low cost, and most importantly learn how to hook up motors, a servo, and a analogue input in "no time".

My First Robot

I thought I'd wait until I'd made my first robot before making my first post.  As you can see below, it's a complete rip-off of the (excellent!) first robot tutorial.  The differences are that I had to tweak the code to make him move forward/left/right properly, and also that mine is a bit more hairy due to an abundance of wires :-)  Not the sleekest of robots, but he'll be cannibalised pretty soon.

first robot

Line following, Driving around free with obstacle avoidance
Using a
This is a first attempt at building a robot. For now it is able to follow a line, and to drive around free with obstacle avoidance. In the near future I will … Read more