Let's Make Robots!
Allow me to build on the go
Intro: This robot is build from the need for robotics on the go! It is small, compact and simple, while being functional enough to provide weeks of tinkering on the … Read more

Christmas/Birthday Shopping

I have a friend who has and Arduino Uno, but hasn't used it for anything. While he does have access to tools and soldering irons, he is reluctant to do anything with the arduino, being far more interested in programming on his computer. I want to take advantage of the holiday/his birthday, and find something that will let him apreciate the arduino. Any ideas?


He is a freshman in high school, and is competent in electronics, and a far better programmer than I am.

     Thank you in advance, Kidbot

BuoyBot is my submition for the Single Motor Robot Challenge.     General Structure: Read more

Raspberry Pi Home Automation

I have begun work on a home (or rather room) automation system using a Raspberrry Pi as its hub. I am aiming for 3 primary functions:

     1. accept commands for interface device (ex: recieve instructions to turn lights on and off and do so using GPIO and servo)

     2. accept requests for sensor data (ex: recieve a request for temp. sensor data(GPIO) and respond by relaying data)

     3. collect and transmit large collections of data to be interpreted by interface device (ex: sleep datalogging)


AIs and conversation

I've been thinking about AI resently, and I have been stumped on the idea of how to make a robot/computer talk like a human. Algorithms like those used by cleverbot don't have a real "memory", and I really want a robot that will also take into acount a set of variables called emotions. What ideas have you come across?

volume data for my project

I am working on C.A.R.L., but I need to come up with a way to turn the volume from an audio jack into analog data.

Could I just connect the ground line to the arduino ground and the signal wire to an analog input?



Compiling error when using TVout library

I am attempting to use the TVout library (https://code.google.com/p/arduino-tvout/), and all of my programs consistantly come out with this error.

Error Compiling:

C:\Documents and Settings\Skye\My Documents\Arduino\libraries\TVout\TVout.cpp: In member function 'void TVout::render_setup(uint8_t)':

C:\Documents and Settings\Skye\My Documents\Arduino\libraries\TVout\TVout.cpp:730: error: '_VID_DDR' was not declared in this scope

go to the spotlight, sing his theme song, make his nose glow, be small
Using a
This is my entry into the microrobot challenge, as well as a fun holiday project. The Song: Read more

PIC programming

I have recently found a tiny PIC microprocessor, but I don't know where to start. The two things I need are the programming software and hardware. Where do I start? PS: I found this chip, and once I get it running with my code, it will be perfect for my project. More data coming soon.
Computer/Arduino Robotic Laborer My goal is to make a room automation system based from my desk, with a personality and "head" to express feelings. Feelings: The … Read more