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Ideas for competition/giveaway

G'day again fellow LMR'ians.

I've created this forum topic today to basically engage in a brain storming session with you all. To celebrate 2000 subscribers on my YouTube channel I wish to celebrate by holding either a competition or giveaway of some kind.

I have always enjoyed teaching and I can't believe how easy YouTube makes it for me to teach thousands of people! Better yet, the feedback on my videos has been great and for that I am truly in debt to my 'students' and followers.

Halloween idea exchange

Halloween is coming up soon. We as robot builders are have a great opportunity to make Halloween really cool.  I have some ideas of things to build, but I know there are many of you with even better ideas.  So I started this as an idea exchange.  We can post ideas we have, and that should inspire others with new ideas or modifications of posted ones.

I will post some of my ideas later.  But if you have anything please feel free to get us started.

Happy Halloween!

 

I need YOUR ideas!! Please!

Helloooo all!!!

I wasn't sure where I should post this, but this seemed an ok place......

 

Yet another ambitious beginner robot project

I'm planning of building a small Arduino-based robot, but it seems there is a lot for me to learn. I'd be grateful of comments from more experienced and knowledgeable people. I consider myself an absolute beginner on electronics front, though I do know some of the basic electrical components and connections. I'll start with some questions.

Need some creative ideas on repurposing a robotic lawnmower

My makerspace just aquired a couple of robomow robotic mowers. The previous owner donated them to us on the behalf we did something cool with them. I'm calling out to LMR for some creative insperation!

Here is the bot:

http://www.robomow.com/en-USA/products-usa/modelsaspecs-usa/rl855

 

Thanks guys!

Robot A.I. idea for non neural network approach.

In this Blog I am simply gethering my thoughs in preperation for a long term project. Hopefully some programming Guru's will post some good ideas. Maybe it will inspire someone else. I am just one nueron in the huge brain of humanity.

Personal History
When I was 12, I taught myself to program in GW basic on an IBM clone that ran at 8MHz with monochrome, text only graphics and a 5¼inch floppy disk drive. At that time I wanted to write an artificial inteligence.

Arduno Home Robot

Hello, I am planning on making a butler bot or home bot what ever you want to call it. It is going to use an arduino for a brain. Anyway I was wondering about what I should make it do so I am asking you to be creative and tell me; If you had your own robot that could do anything what would it do?

Be creative any Idea is appreciated.

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The first brainwaves of a rookie robot builder wannabee

So, let me start by saying that I really like LMR already.
For a couple of months now I've been wanting to start playing with robotics, micro controllers and pick up electronics again.
I did some electronics back in school and as a hobby but I didn't have time.

So, a while back I bought an Arduino Uno to start playing with uC's and electronics, drove my girlfriend mad with talks and showing designs I made, which where all not feasible or would be way too expensive to even think about.

Now you will probably think, stop rambling and start talking robots! And I will!

Idea for a symposium

       This is my first blog over here. first let me brief my self. I am an electronics and communications student 3rd year studying in india. Ok I just wanted to ask some of the like minded people here about some ideas and suggestions for an electronics symposium that I am going to attend.Here is a link to the site

http://www.drestein.in/

I would like some ideas on what to do for some of the events hosted there. comment even if the Ideas you've thought of are heck crazy!

Looking for ideas for RAD 2.0

Yesterday I picked up a RAD 2.0 robot toy from craigslist for $5. What a steal! Everything works fine, even the old battery seems OK.

This guy stands about 19 inches high and is pretty darn cool. Here's a few of his stock features:

Ideas for a remote controlled actuator with some limitations

Hi

A friend of mine is biologist and needs to capture regularly ducks to control their health.

He has made a jail which door can be released easily (guillotine door), but this jail is going to be placed on a platform in the middle of a small lake. He has asked for my help to build a device to remotely close the door.

Our first idea was a Hobby remote controller and receiver to activate a servo to close the door.

But there are some limitations which worries us:

Concept Design Software

I discovered this really cool software called AutoDesk Sketchbook Pro 2010. Its great for putting your concept ideas down. I have to get use to drawing with a stylus yet. I am going to use this on my project ideas at school. Its pretty inexpensive also. Here is my first attempt at drawing something.

concept design

What to do with a drunken sailo.. err linear slide?

Ok I was cleaning up around the work bench and found this stepper and belt linear slide assembly that came from a printer. I had kept it to knock up a cheap x/y plotter, but I scrapped that idea and am building a CNC out of better stuff. It seemed like such a waste to destroy or scavenge the motor from it so I need some ideas of what to use this for. The stroke is about 350mm if something were to be attached to the belt, but theres no reason it can`t rotate continuously for something. I also have the metal strip that was used as a slide for the opposite side.

Need Ideas for random junk

Sooo lets see. I have no creativity but a burning hole to learn and build. I have some crap laying around and need some of your creativity. First ill show you the way I got these parts.

I had one of these

rc-helicopter7.jpg

And then I somehow turned it into one of these,

helicopter_crash.jpg

And now I have these

Mini-Compo for ideas at Eggshell Robotics

Hi LMR!

 We started at Eggshell-Robotics a little compo to celebrate the first year of your robot-blog. We want you tosend us ideas/drawings/cakes (well, pictures of) or the like. For more details look at this post at LMR, or into accordng posting at Eggshell Robotics. In whatever you do, be sure to get inspired!

Mini-Compo at Eggshell Robotics

Hi LMR-people!

 We at Eggshell-robotics.com just passed our first birthday and we managed to make a "mini-competition". We want you to draw/animate/builb or whatever creative about something YOU love about robots. The winner will receive a free EggshellRobotics-T-Shirt. For all the rules, look here.

Wish list

Sorry if this is in the wrong place, i wasnt sure where to put it. 

 

Ive just been given £100 for christmas which i plan to spend on components. Im still to make my mind up as to what to spend it on. So im looking to you 'orrible lot for ideas.

 

What's on your wishlist at the moment?  

New and need ideas where to start =]

Hey im new to all this i baught myself a picaxe 28A project board pritty nice just made my first little program run on it ill post that and erm yea well i dunno where to go from there thing is i realy do not want to just copy peoples code etc as thats just screwing up the fun of making your OWN robot well thats how i see it so im learning basic. it dont seem to basic tho ¬¬ lol so has naybody got any ideas for me etc love to here from people thanx =]