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Explore an environment, create maps, take pictures, never get stuck.
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Tesla will be a multifunctional robot that will have priority tasks. Unlike other robots that will just "do" things, this robot will have tasks only if certain … Read more
Flies autonomously with directional control
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I started this project quite a while ago.   My first inspiration came from a hobby parts site: http://www.hobbycity.com.  They advertised a new brushless motor … Read more
Navigate aroun via IR sensors
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  I saw the moive wall-e and like him so I decided to build a wall-e style chassie.  I am useing cheap wood, Two servo motor, track set from robotshop.ca, and the … Read more
Seeks light, then bangs into a wall
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  A update of the bot put up here : http://letsmakerobots.com/node/9163   Just to save reading two similar posts, i'll brief what i've done:   Read more
avoid obstacles, collect small color objects
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 MBC v1 (Mobile Bot Collector)   Description. This small bot will collect small objects of different colors. Also will avoid obstacles. It uses an Arduino … Read more
Scripted driving for testing and finetuning motor control
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This is my supposed entry for the 2010 DTU Robocup challenge. The body is made from LEGO Technic bricks from the Robotics Invention System (the old MINDSTORMS set) … Read more
My mom really looked up to my electronic Wiz and said: Build me an automatic trash can.  So I started planning. You can also build this as i show you how to cause … Read more
Seeks out brightest source of light and when it collides nto anything will run off in opposite direction
This is my unfinished herbie style robot. For details re the journey from concept to "its Alive" check out my blog Read more
This robot is destined to the robotic cup Eurobot ( http://www.eurobot.org/ ). It's a great amateur robotics contest composed essentially of students teams or … Read more
This robot is navigates by (avoiding) wall and cliff. It moves around the floor, vacuuming it.
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As my first microcontroller robot, I have made a two-wheeled robot with bumper switches and edge-detction (because I have death-causing cliffs in my house). The … Read more
two modes, roaming with ping, and xbee remote control
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Here is my latest little time killer, TRIppy the Tri Wheeler. Trippy is based on a tri wheel design, with the point of this build being speed.  As a matter of … Read more
Start where?Almost a full year on LMR and still no "start here" robot. That would be getting really silly. Especially with all this Mr Basic stuff going on. This … Read more
Line following and obstacle avoidance
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It has been hard, but I finished the main parts of my candidate for LMR Mr Basic contest just in time. As this is my first robot, the general idea was building … Read more
rotates around the house, bumping into things
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After my last robot I decided to give them all temporary, work-in-progress names. Kinda like code names, while I await inspiration for a "proper" name. Stealing … Read more
Updated with a 2nd video! Code is now uptodate and can be found at: code.google.com/protobot. Read more
For now it draws the shapes provided, eventually it should cut them too - actually does do cutting now :D
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Hi all,  As OddBot suggested on my blog I have created a robot page for this thing. I will update this page with more pictures schematics, code and video as soon … Read more
persistence of vision
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  A persistence-of-vision robot. Small 'bot built into a CD case (photo with cover off). It roams around, searching for a black tape line (kinda like a … Read more
Differentially-steered robot with 12x5 LED front display, sonar "eyes", text-to-speech, self-docking charging, etc. In progress, but mostly done. Read more
Update July 1, 2009 As Rik pointed out, some more details would be helpful. Firstly, more pictures can be found at … Read more
This is just a prototype for my code. I have it right now avoid object about 2 1/2 inches away. This is my first robot and first time actually really programming so … Read more
Burn its motor driver IC
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Say hello to my Mr. Basic. He's currently not into anything exciting - other than burning his L293 chip (Mr. Basic likes burn-outs). He will someday get a descent … Read more
In working on my Mr BASIC kit, I needed a method to add a PICAXE 28X2 AXE020 board. This simplest way was to add longer spacers and "hang" the AXE020 under the … Read more
 Update: 26 June 2009  A bit of a hiatus Pager motors arrived from Solarbotics. Then thay sat on a co-workers desk for a week before he decided to tell me they … Read more
avoid obstacles
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This is my first bot. I made it exactly one year ago. My first project using all the cool stuff I learned about here at LMR. It was built using a picaxe 08M proto … Read more
wifi remote control vie the net
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I was looking at the sit when i saw the need for the internet controlled robot. coinsidently i had my spykee sitting around doing nothing. only one problem. i have … Read more
Update: (this was all done a few months ago) Removed the servo that moved the eyes. Eyes are now fixed. Added an infrared receiver. Still toying with the program, … Read more
Navigate Around Obstacles, Remote Controlled via Nunchuck
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I have attached some images of my first robot. It is built around a pololu round chassis, tamiya twin motor gearbox, and tamiya off road wheels along with a ball … Read more
Nav with IR, back away from edges
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Ok so I have made my 'Start Here' robot on tamiya tracks, twin geared motors and plate set. The program is based on the 'Start Here' project with a few changes to … Read more
Just drives around for now
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Well here's my first attempt at a robot.  Seems like everyone I've showed it to asks me if I traced an iron for the base :) Little disappointed by the speed of the … Read more