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Aluminium-Air Battery .......MacGyver style - not to be missed

Funny informative video on how to make an Aluminiun-Air Battery from kitchen bits .....MacGyver stye

Propellor Web Server

I have been battling for over 1 year to get a standalone simple webserver working (Arduino Based) ........Failed.

I have been battling for over 1 hour to get a standalone simple webserver working (Propellor Based) .....Total success.

okok maybe if i go back to the atmel version i am armed with more information.........

 

Its been a dream of mine to get an Internet controlled robot up and running - using its own dedicated Webserver.

Cylon bouncing light bar using PWM signals to control the LED brightness
The impressing reason why i bring this tip to your attention is the ability for the propellor chip to drive 32 PWM channels without even battering an eyelid … Read more
Gives out blindingly Bright Light
Ever Needed a bright light source for your Robotic Projects. This Walkthrough will guide you through two Versions. Version 1 :- Discreet PWM driver, with dimmer … Read more
Paints beautiful paintings whilst you watch
Using a
Picaxxo :- The Picasso style painting robot, using a Hacked Wii-Mote as tracking system picking up an infrared triangle mounted to the back of a picaxe based … Read more

Laser Distancing Probe using WiiMote - Brought to you by Rare Swiss Cow Productions

Following on from a post here "LoMoR Blog"

I have at long last started work on a Laser Distancing Probe using a WiiMote.

Basically i have equiped two Servos with simple Lasers and strapped it to a WiiMote.

I can alter the angle of the two laser beams (they can be fixed at one angle .....but where is the fun in that)

errrr - i also worked out that you actually only need one Laser (but again two is more fun)

Swiss Milka Cow "Colour Match System"

Swiss Milka Cow project takes on some colour.

Firstly :- New body made (old one to flimsy) and also replaced motors again .....now with 10,000 rpm racing set (its an easy mod to do on all the GM motor range - just have to be careful not to strip the gears.....) - also IR remote installed and an Arduino Mega as brain.

I have removed the old bi-colour eyes and replaced with high intensity RGB ones instead.

Also i have installed a RGB led into the lower Jaw bone and along side an LDR to detect the reflected colour.

"Moooo" Rare Swiss Cow Project has begun

Following on from the Laser Experiments i have decided to attach it to some kind of walking Robot.

I am now a avid fan of Theo Jansen -  after rik brought him to light in his Blog.

So far i have Prototyped two pairs of "Theo" legs using "MindStorms" as an experimental base.

It worked better than i could have imagined - these legs go like a Cow on its way to the milking parlour.........

Only problem now is what  medium shall i use to make the final version.....