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Obstacle avoidance using sonar and IR sensors
This is my latest robot project which I have named BFRMR1. It is a differential drive robot with two castors at the rear. The chassis is made from aluminium sheet … Read more
Thought I would edit this and put it back on the front page. There seems to be quite a lot of PID talk at the moment, may be helpful to someone. Read more
This is my latest robot, BFR-H1. It is a humanoid robot torso actuated with servos with potentiometers for feedback on each joint position. It's similar in design … Read more
Update - 23/02/11 The hardware for elroy is almost complete, only the stretch sensors for the head to make and mount.  I can now control the elbow, shoulder and … Read more
I have got the sonar sensor working and scanning and added this to the data sent to the pc.  I have also written a very basic obstacle avoidance program which … Read more

Homemade PCB

I bought myself a new pc recently and as for most new pcs it was lacking either a parallel port or a serial port.  As i was using the parallel port to program my robot i had to find a usb programmer that i could use.  I use atmel chips and i found a circuit design for the USBasp programmer, which consists of another atmel chip that converts the usb data into data that can be used to program my robot.  I thought that this would be a good opportunity to try and build my own pcb.  I got some info from http://www.fullnet.com/~tomg/gooteepc

Walks, avoids obstacles
Using a
This was the first robot I ever built.  Its based on the design in the book Insectronics by Karl Williams.  The body is made from aluminium and it uses 3 servos … Read more
Hi Everyone, great site. Just created an account so i thought i'd share my robot with you. I originally designed this robot as a micromouse and i got it to … Read more