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Android Open Accessory DIY DemoKit

At the Google I/O 2011 the new Android Open Accessory Development Kit (ADK) has been published. This allows to connect Accessorys to your Android phone and communicate between the Accessory and the Android via USB. The Accessory has to implement an USB Host, while the Android acts as a USB client.

Search for balloons and tries to pop them
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Desription: This is 'Sir Lancelot' the robot I build friday afternoon on Campus Party. Based on a DFRobot RoMeo board (Arduino compatible with motor driver it is … Read more

IOIO-SHR version 2 sneak preview

Started this weekend with the 2nd version of my IOIO-SHR (Start Here Robot). Because Santa brought me a Rover 5 chassis on christmas, this would become the chassis for it. I got the 2WD version including wheel encoders and the motor controller board.

Here are some shots from the assembly test.

The IOIO is mounted on a carrier board with 3 pin headers for all IOs. Some Jumpers are available to select the supply voltage for the IO headers, 3.3V, 5V from the IOIO or external servo voltage.

Navigates around, avoid or follow obstacles, take fotos autonomously
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Description: This is IOIO-Rover, my actual robot project. I has taken a long time to get it working, due to hardware and software problems. The project started 8 … Read more
Hi LMRtians, this is my actual christmas project. A star build out of Plexi and an Adafruit RGB LED strip. Controlled by an Arduino controller. It will be used as … Read more
Drifting around and avoid collisions via ultrasound
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Drifter is based on a cheap RC toy car I found at Toys'r'us, named 'Fast lane Monster Drift'.  I think it's the same model Frits has been used in an episode … Read more
Howto build a MaKeyMaKey Shield for Arduino
MaKey Makey is a project created by Eric Rosenbaum und Jay Silver. It's an Arduino based keyboard. A very special keyboard, because you can use apples, bananas or … Read more
Spurt is a brainless line following Beambot. It is based on the Spurt-Mobil from the University of Rostock / Tech. University of Berlin. It is a very cheap robot … Read more

MURCS - Sneak Preview


this is MURCS - Multi Use Robot Construction System. My first self design chassis using laser cutted parts. Today the parts arrived and I have quickly assembled them for a foto shooting. 

The neon green chassis looks great. 


The design was made with SketchUp, my favorite tool for 3D design. This is a early design using a second platform.

This is MURtle my drawing robot. Inspired by Oddbots Doodle Bot competition, I decided to build my own drawing bot. MURtle is a combination of MURCS and Turtle. … Read more