Let's Make Robots!

Make: Taiwan - Arduino based Robot by Jay Yu aka hardmouse

I stumbled upon a page written in chinese by our member hardmouse for Make: Taiwan. It shows a nice robot featuring an Arduino and my Robot Builder's Shield, with a lot of personality as hardmouse is usualy building. Since he did  not share it with us, I thought of doing it myself. I suggest you guys go to read the chinese page in Google Chrome (it will offer to translate it for you) because you'll have a a good time trying to understand the funy way the words are arranged in chinese.

This challenge is inspired by a local event, where kids are remote controlling robots through a maze like course to find a small Teddy bear, grab it (with velcro) … Read more

The Robot Builder's R-duino

June 24th, 2011.

I've been asked if I can make a board similar with the Robot Builder's Shield that also has the microcontroller on board and is compatible with regular Arduino shields. Not an easy task to do if I want to keep it with through hole components, but it's a challenge.

So I have designed a first prototype of the Robot Builder's Arduino R-duino. Features:

The µBotino controller allows a robot builder to easily build a small robot that uses 2 small geared DC motors for driving, directly plug in 6 analog sensors, 5 … Read more
setting fuses in a blank ATmega328P chip for use with Arduino IDE and burn the bootloader
Here is a little tutorial about setting the fuses on a blank ATmega328P in AVR Studio so you can use it with Arduino IDE: You need: Read more

Flying sphere

The japanese have done it again. This time it's a flying sphere. I want one!

Check it out:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=153_1311013771

  The Robot Builder’s Shield V3 for Arduino allows a robot builder to easily build a small robot that uses 2 small geared DC motors for driving, directly plug in … Read more
The µBotino allows a robot builder to easily build a small robot that uses 2 small geared DC motors for driving, directly plug in 6 analog sensors, 5 digital … Read more
The Robot Builder’s Shield V3 for Arduino allows a robot builder to easily build a small robot that uses 2 small geared DC motors for driving, directly plug in 6 … Read more

µBotino - 2"sq board for robotics, Arduino compatible

After playing with the Robot Builder's Shield, I've decided to make a small robot board that has the same features as the shield. I wanted it to be 2"x2" (5x5cm) so it can be fabricated cheap and to be appealing to many robot builders that still build small robots.

I present the µBotino robot controller. Features: