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JME Mantzel's robot kit on Kickstarter

Hi everybody!

Just have seen JME Mantzel's robot on Kickstarter. I think it is awesome! :) Here is a related video from his channel on Youtube. Also if you like it, spread the word, as what he's doing is absolutely brilliant! :) I'm totally gettting one to play with as it is hack friendly! :)

Hope this type of ad/spam is acceptable :) Actually I hope to see more great things to take off!



Lego mindstorms books to go.[gone]

Ok, I've got these two books about Lego mindstorms as a prize for my LadyBugBot winning the RobotBox online competition lying around for a long time. Now, as I dig them out, I definitely know I will not be reading them for a long time... So, they are looking for a new owner, who is interested in Lego NXT. The books are:

Norway LMR Beer???

Hi, everybody!

I know everybody is busy with his (her) own business, but I feel if I do not post it I will feel bad :) I'm i Stavanger, Norway at the moment for training. Enyone wants to meet for a beer in sake of robotics? :) 

my super ex-girlfriend robot

Hi, everybody!

Does anyone have "my super ex-girlfriend robot" movie in his collection? I remember there was an episode with little robot carrying a flower or something... I think of building a replica of it as a gift to my wife. Anyone can help with screenshoots from movie picturing it or maybe even little clip cut out of it?

Thanks :)

How far can you get in parts hunt?

Just an hour ago I have disjointed this little peaceful innocent birdy, just for a little switch as I ran out of them and did not want to stop my robot building proccess! I'm a feelingless monster...


The question of the day:

How far did you ever get in robot building fever? What dirty deeds you did and what sacrifices you put on altar of robot building?


Mr. Basic Motor Driver Kit Problem

Hi, LMR!

I need some help with troubleshooting Mr. Basic Motor Driver board. Basically, I couldn't make it work. I use 4xAA Alkaline batteries [5.8V actual voltage] as power supply. MC Picaxe 18X. Relays are working fine, but Motors are not. With my little experience in electronics I guess BD681 does not open for some reason. But not sue, I might be wrong...

My setup:


Troubleshooting done: