Let's Make Robots!
The PICaxe USB cable is just a USB-Serial Converter.  Like a lot of USB-Serial converters, it's based on the FTDI 232 chip.  This means you can use most FTDI … Read more
Rotates a head along a mathematical function
Did you ever tried to rotate the robot head and found the movement nervous?    This tip can help to smooth movements out.  Did you ever looked at a robot and … Read more
Prototype for the LMR Robot Building Workshop at MakerFaire
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  Update: 2012-09-07: Chris the Carpenter has his prototype all done.          This is a prototype for the Robot Building Workshop Chris the Carpenter and I … Read more
Using the Wii Remote IR camera directly with an Arduino
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The Wii Remote became a very intersting tool for hacking and other uses where it not has been mentioned for. After the first hacks appears in the internet a lot of … Read more
This is Tilter, my rideable self balancing robot. I've been working on this here and there for a good few months now, with a total ban on other personal projects, … Read more

DARPA Robotics Challenge

Quote from IEEE Spectum:

DARPA to the robotics community: the challenge is on.

LMR Robotic Online Football (Soccer)

I decided to resuscitate the LMR soccer game using my new µBipedino robots. The game will play as it was originally discussed, just with different players. These new robots can run around for about an hour on a fresh charge (when a Bluetooth module is attached), so the game will consist of 2 halves of 30 minutes each.

  I give you the Nano Sumo bot, a collaborative project between myself and Gary. View Gary's post on Mechanics here I think this bot "is" many things. Smallest … Read more
Drive around, avoid obstacles and beeps with R2D2 sound when facing an obstacle
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UPDATE MARCH 18 2014: Well, it's been silent in that project since it was finished. Now, after EL2ISA2 broke down because of a leaking battery he was waiting to be … Read more

Discussion of object recognition with distance sensors

I would just like to open the floor to any thoughts on the code would take for a robot to do a sweep with a distance sensor and get an idea of what it was looking at overall. We have seen object recognition (edge finding) a couple different ways and code to send a bot to open areas. What I am wondering now is about checking distances at different points of the sweep and (here's the important thing) to figure out what it is looking at.