Let's Make Robots!

Created: Robot project

Navigate around via ultrasound, freak the hell out of real dogs
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Edit: 2 Dec. 2013-New photo of external USB access added. Read more
Detects humans and fires a laser at them
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Most geeks will be aware of the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who this weekend.  For that occasion, I wanted to have my version of K-9 up and running.  I hope to … Read more
Navigates via ultrasound/bumper switches, locates (hopefully human) motion via PIR Sensors, navigates to that motion and offers the source a drink
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Sorry about the bump-all I've done is move him out of WIP status in accordance with FritsL's new rule ;-) He's getting a serious upgrade in functionality and a … Read more
Drags its ass around and avoids obstacles via IR
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Recently, Lumi's company DFRobot had a contest to give away sets of their Cheapduino ATMega 8 microcontrollers. JerZ and I each won a package by submitting project … Read more
Drags its ass around and avoids obstacles via IR
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This is Duke: A friend of ours adopted him a few months back.  He had been shot twice and left for dead on the railroad tracks (some people suck.)  He's fine … Read more
Terd-L, for Two-Eyed Robotic Differential-Locomotion. (I can't believe I forgot to include that right away. May St. Markief forrgive me!) Update 24 April 2013 Read more
Avoids shadows
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As you can tell, I pulled together another experiment based on the Dagu Micro-magician Chassis.  I hope no one objects to me calling this a different robot every … Read more
Maus was the robot I originally built on this platform with an Arduino and Microphone or IR.  Then today Ossipee posted the code for his Mini-Skybot and I realized … Read more
This one I made for my future sister-in-law for Christmas. (She's a big Harry Potter fan.) It uses two CdS cells, Two AT Tiny 45s, two blue high-output LEDs and a … Read more
Navigate around via ultrasound and make a cute sound when it encounters an obstacle
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Here's a nice animation of him (I found out animation gets disabled if you use a .gif for your Primary Image): Read more