Let's Make Robots!
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
Look for light (supposedly)
(Note:if you're seeing a helicopter and compressed air rocket, that's not right.) The other night, Towlieboy78 said he was having trouble with his Photovore in the … Read more
Navigates via Ultrasound, annoys the dogs
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2012/12/4-Yay, the video is working!Also, OddBot is right, it is called "BubbleBot" because it is full of air, though I don't know how hot it was.This is the most … Read more
This is only complete in so far as it is a completed intermediate step in the development of another machine, but as a test platform I won't be developing it any … Read more
Navigate via touch sensors and sweep dog poop up into a disposable plastic shopping bag.
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This project was named the Scarab not just for its resemblence to the dung beetle but for its functional similarity to that animal.  In principal this machine is … Read more
Navigates via sound (as a contact switch) or IR for obstacle avoidance
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A while back, JAX and I got to chatting about our first robots.  Mine was a "Movit Peppy Mouse:" Read more
Does a little dance, annoys dogs.
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This isn't really a project I set out to build-it's just an intermediate phase in the development of Serv-O.  I took the "brain" I made for him: ...and slapped it … Read more
Navigates via Ultrasound, annoys the dogs
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"SpiDuino" because of course it's Arduino for brains, and if you watch the end of the video it tries to climb up the wall.  Gets about to 90 degrees, too.  This … Read more
High-function exploration platform, MacIntosh computer based with arm and iSight on Roomba
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"Yubin Kun" is the first robot to join the human cause in Dr. Daniel H. Wilson's book "Robopocalypse." The only things my Yubin Kun has in common with his namesake … Read more