Let's Make Robots!
I read on the Arduino forum about using cheap Nokia data cables as a compatible "FTDI cable". I decided to have a look and started to shop around for a compatible … Read more

Arduino Shield for building robots

I've been asked by a few people from different places if there is a simple way to use an Arduino to build robots. I explained there are ready made boards like Roboduino, Romeo, Motoruino, etc. that can be used. Or a custom compatible board. I told them that I went both ways, mostly because Roboduino doesn't have an H-bridge onboard, so I designed my own customizable board, R-Dev-Ino. Usually people are puzzled with all that information, as they have heard about Arduino, some have used it in art projects or so, but did not hear about the other variants. Seems complicated...

Micro servo for robotics?

Have any of you tested this micro servo? It looks like it was designed for robotics, has mounting holes on the sides that usually are called top and bottom and has an opposite hole to the spline. So it should be easy to mount it on brackets and build a biped or an arm... Any thoughts?

http://www.unitedhobbies.com/UNITEDHOBBIES/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=7026

I wanted to make a small Arduino robot using an original Duemilanove and the Robot Builder's Shield. But I also wanted to have a chassis plate so I can mount the … Read more

Remote control panel with video in Processing

I need to make a RC panel in Processing that will communicate with an Arduino robot through a xBee link. The robot will also have a wireless micro video camera, surveillance type, that will get received and fed through a USB video capture adapter. I need to display the video in the same panel. The panel will have buttons for commands and a text area to display sensor values.

I am new to Processing, can anyone point me in the right direction how to implement the requirements for this project?

Thanks!

Free online Arduino courses

I received word about some free online Arduino courses, perhaps there are people here that want to enroll.

http://creativelive.com/courses/arduino/

In 2008 I have built a simple balancing robot, mostly a copy from a balancing robot made using a Basic Stamp 2 SX, found on the Parallax Forum, that I have adapted … Read more

Rout-X, my CNC router

Long time ago, about 5 years I think, I started looking up DIY CNC machines. I bought the 4 axis EZ Driver combo kit from Hobby CNC, together with the CNC plan they had at the time. But I didn't had time to order the acme screws and linear bearings and I left USA and returned to Romania. Over there, I had an attempt after this site, but it didn't came out good as I did some mistakes.

Mini Robotic Ant Farm

I have started the build of the first Drone prototype for my little ant farm project. I plan on building around 4 Drones and a Builder.

 


1. The Drones:

Chassis:

The Drones will be as simple as possible, using TH components, as is hard to prototype with SMD. A double sided, plated holes prototyping board will be used as the chassis. The board is 38mm x 38mm and it can get smaller only if I use a smaller battery.

Power:

Play Fetch, Firefighting, navigate by map using different sensors for localisation.
Using a
This is my latest robot, still work in progress. It will take a while until it gets finished, as I want to make it more and more complex. I intend to add every … Read more