Let's Make Robots!

tank treads

Will run around autonomously and remote controlled, interacts with other robots (maybe)
Using a
     Hello all you guys. It's been some time I'm thinking about of build a kind of interactive robot (something like a butler, service robot). Recently I saw … Read more
I will update with "4.x" build.  But wanted to get video up as demonstration of concept.  SSH-->RPi-->I2C Optoisolator-->Arduino Mini Pro--->Self … Read more
A small autonomous robot that wonders around. It's built out of parts I recieved for Christmas, such as a Rover 5 platform w/ driver board.    Current Goal - … Read more
Conquerer of Living Rooms
Using a
Finally have a few projects up and running--somewhat. My previous "Untitled Robot Project" project was actually scrapped for this, since I needed the already "lego … Read more

Tank track assembled

I said in my last blog entry that I wanted to play with the sensors first, and I did a bit, but I decided to go ahead and assemble the chassis and drivetrain first.  I got the Tamiya track and wheel set, the dual gear box and the universal plate set.  All this stuff is meant to work together, but the directions are in Japanese and it took a bit of kajiggering to get working right.  In particular, it gives you no real hints about how many of the track sections to use, you just have to estimate and if you get it wrong, take it apart and try again.

Controlling belts

I set out to make an aggresive little tank and I got this far. It runs like a dream when I put a battery directly on the motors... in a straigt line. Any ideas on how to control it, so it can turn on a plate. All wireless.


Everything was made from old bits and pieces. I havent spend any money yet.