Let's Make Robots!

The BIG board!

Ok, though you would like to see what I am working on now. I am having this as a blog post  until there is something worthy of posting. It sure looks cool or what :)
Price: $2 USD
A retroreflector is basically a mirror that reflects light back directly to its source no matter the orientation. It basically can take a light source of any angle … Read more

Looking for foam tires that you can mount to a servo

I have been looking around the internets for foam tires that are made to mount to a servo horn. Any links?

Dual 18F4620 board with supporting 18F2525 for display

Right now I am working on my master-slave-slave board that will suit my needs for a long time. It has a master 4620, that communicates to another 4620 for processor assistance.

 4620 MASTER: Spaces for 5 servos, rs232, I2C, sn754410 motor controller, 8 ADC channels, 2x5 header so it is expandable into another board.

4620 SLAVE: Setting switches, proximity IR sensors (8 for complete sensing), speaker, encoders (rear and front for a car drive bot, left and right for 2 wheel operation), 38khz IR led driver, bumper switches and spaces for 6 servos I2C.

Docking Logic

Here is a good article for everybody working on dock logic

http://www.schursastrophotography.com/robotics/dockinglogic.html
Navigate around via Infrared Rangers
Using a
1-1-09 Roger has been working like this for a while, but I never went around to make a video of it. Here it is. I added some white LED's as head lamps and that is … Read more

LMR Skype Event!

Everybody post your Skype usernames so we can add eachother! Skype is a free IM that supports audio and video communication. You can call Land lines but you have to pay for it after that. On a later date, we will have a LMR skype event, with everybody with mics and video. It will be great!

Skype name: Krumlink

Solarbotics treads for sale/swap

http://www.solarbotics.com/products/gmtpkg/

Solarbotics tread package, looking for trade. Yellow, GM9 Motors (ask to include). 2 Idlers and Driver cogs. Pre assembled. Motors lightly used. Wired. One yellow tread on each set (20 per side) is colored black with sharpie to test optical encoders. Inconclusive. Asking for Tamiya tread package and gearbox. Propose other deal or price. Send private message.

Robotic room exploring robot with changeable modules.
Using a
ARES1 Will pick up where ViPER left off. ViPER was not going to work because of poor planout of the modules and the fact that I did not have a robot body planned … Read more