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Launched via rocket, navigates around at desired area
Using a
2011.2.23 Thought about how the robot should get rid of the parachute after landing without a complicate mechanism and came up with this solution: Quite simple: A … Read more

Rhex

I definitely want to build a 6 legged Rhex robot. Below are some drafts I made today with Sketchup. 6 standard servos HS-325, a LiPo battery, two Sharp IR distance sensors and a tilt switch.

Rotates continuous or moves to desired position
This is a short tutorial how you get a servo for continuous running AND normal servo mode for a few bucks. You can switch between the modes in setting an additional … Read more

TRI

This is TRI, my newest project. 3angle, 3 continous rotating servos, 3 normal servos, 3 Sharp IR, 3 solar cells... 3 home made servo joints: 3 continous rotating … Read more
2011.02.11 Went back to the launching site yesterday and found the reason for the explosion:   2011.02.1 Sky Observer V2 explodes vigorous on the launch pad...See … Read more
This is my new project, a semi RC controlled 4WD rover. The pan/tilt-unit for the camera and the camera itself are still missing. I've ordered a KX171 G2 color CCD … Read more

Rover transforming rocket

An idea I had today how a rocket could be transformed into a planetary rover:

 

Rocket soars into the sky


Rocket engine drops at burn-out

 

Parachute deploys at peak altitude

 

Shall drive at least 500m outdoors
Using a
This is actually an experiment. It shall proof that even a very simple designed rover with a simple micro controller, program and sensors is able to drive at least … Read more
Launching model rockets and track back the landing site of the rocket
Using a
Hi everybody, Just working on the second version of my model rocket launching robot. The first version was remote controlled (see video), the second version is … Read more
Detects any metal at a short range
Metal proximity dectors can be very useful in robotics (contactless switch, assorting of metal and non-metal parts, etc.). The figure below shows a simple circuit, … Read more