Let's Make Robots!
Introduction Makeblock is hosting a new Kickstarter project, the mDrawBot kit. I got the chance to test a pre production robot kit. Read more
Plot Pictures on a whiteboard
This is a review of the Makeblock XY-Plotter v2.0.. I have got the chance to test the new plotter. Many thanks to Makeblock for the plotter kit and the support … Read more

Starting with .NET Micro Framework

My current project is a start here robot with .NET Micro Framework using a FEZ Domino board from GHI Electronics. The FEZ Domino is pin compatible to Arduino, but has more processing power (ARM7 core with 72MHz clock), 3 UART, 2SPI USB host and micro SD-Card support.

After building some Arduino based robots I think it's time for a change. Before I start build the robot itself some testings were needed to find out if the FEZ Domino is a worthy successor for the Arduino and can I use my existing Arduino shields.

Follows a line and avoid obstacles, Make sound with a piezo speaker
Using a
This is my entry for the DAGU "Beginners Robot Chassis Challenge". It is prelimary named Pacman, but the name maybe change in the future. Pacman was my first idea, … Read more

Robot family picture

This is my complete robot family. 24 robots so far. Build over the last 15 years. Some of them are dead or incomplete. But most of them works.

A higher resolution image can be found in my flickr album, including tags of every single robot.

 

 

 

Camera controller for time lapse photography, flash control, external event trigger
For my second hobby, photography, I need an intervalometer to make time-lapse photography. Before building one from scratch I searched for a ready-to-use Arduino … Read more
Walkthrough about remote control a robot with an Android phone
What it does? This walkthrough demonstrate how to control an Arduino based robot from your Android cell phone. Different remote modes can be realized. Directy from … Read more

FezBridge - Android Debug Mode meets Fez Domino

FezBridge is an Implementation of the Android Debug Bridge (ADB)  on a .NETMF device, the Fez Domino from GHI electronics. It is based on the MicroBridge project from Inopia alias Romfont. The ADB is available on most Android phones (Andropid v1.6 or higher). This is one of the advantages against the Android Open Accessory mode. which runs only on a few phones.

Follows a line without a brain
HD-Bot is my first intend in building robots. His name is is derived from his chassis, which is an an old hard disk case. There is no controller onboard, the motors … Read more

Mr. X becomes Mr. Red Adair

This is one of the main part for my contribution of the LMR Dagu contest. It looks like a small camera and yes indeed it is a camera. But this camera didn't give you a video or picture output. Mhhm, than it must be defect you may think.