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Measures my lathe speed and counts turns for winding coils
I want to wind a coil with a 1000 turns. FetaDuino to the rescue! Winding coils with a lot of turns can be a nightmare if your doing it by hand and trying to count … Read more
Line Follow, DeskBot, IR R/C, Bump-n-Turn
Using a
Little Line and Ledge Bot   ***UPDATE 8.3.12*** Added video of desktop/ bump and turn routine (Top Video)   Read more
Drawing on the popularity of the Tiny Tank, I decided that some folks might want wheels instead. I give you, Little Wheels. The Little Wheels Robot is a great … Read more
    I introduce you to the RocketBot Family of Robots. Read more
Create a solid rocket motor at home!
Manufacturing combustion chambers and nozzles, cooking rocket fuel and using PVC pipe to create custom rocket motors right at home! Not only is making your own … Read more
Accelerometer assisted fin actuation to provide straight flight
This model rocket was modified to fit 4 servos, each controlling the position or a fin. An accelerometer in the nose cone gave data to the Arduino in which it … Read more
Launched via rocket, navigates around at desired area
Using a
2011.2.23 Thought about how the robot should get rid of the parachute after landing without a complicate mechanism and came up with this solution: Quite simple: A … Read more

Rover transforming rocket

An idea I had today how a rocket could be transformed into a planetary rover:

 

Rocket soars into the sky


Rocket engine drops at burn-out

 

Parachute deploys at peak altitude

 

Runs fast, measures burnout velocity
The rocket car was build from three RTF model rockets, a cardboard roll, 3 mm stainless steel wire, four 56 mm dia. TAMIYA racing wheels, plastic tubes, a lot of … Read more