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I like to work on multiple robots at one time (it gives me time to plan features/programming for the other robots.) This little bot is a quick build on a single CD … Read more
Once a CD Drive, now a scanner
I created this scanner after working with it, either directly or indirectly (I mean I had to learn how to use Stepper motors, program in the Processing software, … Read more
23:59  The last minute bot. The idea behind this bot was to learn more about the picaxe controllers we will be giving away at Maker Fair.  It is made from CDs … Read more
Dance and make you laugh
Using a
******************************************************** Happy news: CDancer won in the PICAXE's monthly competition! When the prize arrives, CDancer poses with it! … Read more
Congrats to robotgoldfish for his robot 23:59.  He has chosen the Sumobot kit as a prize.   Thanks for everyone who particitaped.   If you wish to … Read more
Navigate around via ultrasound
Using a
I built this robot to test some different ideas that I had. One of them were the CD wheels and other was the free wheel tilted by a servo. It ended up to be a crazy … Read more
My first robot project! This is my girlfriend's old stereo, I thought it would be more fun to be able to drive it around rather than never be using … Read more
Navigates around via ultrasound
Using a
This is a very simple robot which only has two wheels made of old CDs. Its brain is a motoruino and uses a sonar to detect and avoid the obstacles. On the video … Read more
Navigate as I pre-programmed it
Using a
thanks to ndupont for giving me the idea! Well, there is not so much to say... It is very simple, a bit hard to place all the electronic stuff very close. I … Read more


I dismantled a cd drive from my old laptop yesterday, and found out that the plastic frame and insides were a pretty good chassis for a robot. It will have an LCD screen, use an IR sensor for not running into walls, and possibly some odds and ends here and there. Does anyone have any suggestions for some of the features that would be integrated into this robot? I am using a Picaxe 28x1.


alarm clock


im planning to use  Serial lcd with clock upgrade as a timer in my project.unfortunetly i have a problem with the programming (serial connection)


for displaying the time  on the LCD the syntax is

init: pause 500

main :serout 7,N2400,(1)

         pause 10

         serout 7,N2400,(0)

         pause 490

         goto main



for the alarm clock syntax


init: pause 500