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  Hello, this is my cousins 1975 Spectrum DX electric guitar. I've been learning to play it and wanted to do a couple popular upgrades. After a bunch of hounding … Read more
  Hello I have been scrounging junk again!  -lol   I'm still working on my Jansen walker project, but found this mechanical thingy (junk) at my job and was told … Read more
I've started a new robot project. (I blame you guys for the inspiration!) I'm building a Jansen walking robot from scratch. This video shows both the cnc cutting a … Read more

Cheap Junk

Hello, I'm a college student from the US. We have a local resale store called "Goodwill". You can buy RC toys (and other stuff) by the pound. The cost is like $0.70 cents per pound (+/- a pennie or two) The store has 100's of bins and they dump donated stuff in them. Then you walk around and dig for your treasure. I have purchased a few RC trucks and a tank for less than $1 USD each. So keep this in mind where you live as there might be a place like this in your town for you to scrounge cheap robot fodder.

 

This one is for all you Simpsons fans. I've been watching them as long as I can remember! Ever since seeing Homer build Bart a combat robot I wanted to build my own … Read more

Making Halloween Decorations

Making Halloween Decorations!

 

I always wanted to make a robot arm so I bought a Halloween werewolf severed arm to make into a art bot robot arm.

I then chopped it up so that I can actuate the rubber parts.

 

Here's the servo's hot glued in on some foam board.

 

Its a stop light
I wanted to build something different and found this stop light kit online. Yeah I know I could have made the same thing easier with an Arduino. But I find it … Read more

Close Out AT168 controllers

Hey guys I found these on close out If you have an ISP they are Arduino compatible. $10 USD each.

(no I don't work there) I just think its a great price.

Vex Electronics

This is just a tip (which I learned today through others on this site, thanks guys)

All Vex electronics are self regulated.

Which means that even though they say you must use their battery's, you can run any battery between 6v and 12v without drama.

 

For example, I'm running a 12v nimh 5000 pack on my robot with a regular Molex/Tamiya connector.

http://letsmakerobots.com/node/27575

 

Hello Here is my art robot named "Evil Dead". This name comes from the movie trilogy which features "Ash", an S-mart clerk thrown through an assortment of crazy … Read more