Let's Make Robots!

DIY CNC router project

04/06 Update

Motors and driver chips arrived in a package with some stuff for other projects today. Can`t find much information about the motors online and they have some marks on the body but they should work great. I`ll breadboard a circuit up to test the motors later.


$10 logic analyzer

After a lot of umming and ahhing and general procrastination I decided to dig this out of the cupboard to give it a whirl again.

Water Powered Jet Pack!!

How much fun could you have with one of these?


Circuit problems.. DMM questions..

OK.. I just finish wiring up the first part of the new circuit board thats going into Ozzy. Basically the board has an attiny2313 + L293 thats a dedicated motor and servo driver. It has a 5v regulator too. The tiny takes serial commands from the main chips on the board. I don`t have the atmega168`s that will go in, so I wrote a simple test program on the Arduino to send serial commands and plugged in only ground, TXD and RXD wires. When I powered up my circuit board the arduino power LED came on!

Evil robots!

A blog dedicated to warning us about evil robots. Has some funny light hearted commentary :) I thought it was good for a laugh (except about that killer lawnmower). Doesn`t look like it`s been updated since 2007 though.


Navigates obstacles using a Sharp IR
Using a
18/12/08 I`ve marked this robot as complete, because it`s in the process of being torn down for parts. It was fun and a good learning experience in electronics and … Read more
When I ordered my solarbotics track kit, I threw in a few of their "baby" GM motors thinking they would be fantastic for mini robots. When they arrived and it came … Read more

Amazing homebuilt quadruped

Searching for robot videos on youtube I came across this japanese guys profile. The quadruped in the video has a really interesting leg structure, not to mention the extra drive wheels. Check out the videos, it just looks and moves amazing!

Mounted arm playing with balls..

Movement, sans arm..

Leg detail


ARRG my track kit is missing

Well, I ordered the solarbotics track set earlier this month and it was supposed to arrive on the 16th but so far its a no show D:

I dont know what to do.. unfortunately I used the standard post option which is untrackable and uninsured so I am probably up the proverbial creek without a paddle. There was a typhoon that came across south east asia last week so I`m  hoping and praying it just got delayed a bit. Although with my luck its floating around somewhere in the middle of the pacific ocean -.-

Line follower on steroids

Japanese guy made a line following race car. I think theres some kind of race competition.

Checking through his blog hes got a nice machine shop at his disposal too :( Lucky bugger.