Let's Make Robots!

Guess what I'm Building?

 
Guess what I'm Building?

Spambuster

To verify new account, Rudolph, we shold do something like this:

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To block all the spambots. all we should really need is 4 or 5 pics like the ones on facebook, or wherever. Xmos has one...

It won't block manually registered Spammers, but the theory is that if we make our 'car' harder to steal by using a steering wheel hammer thingy, that the 'theives' will steal some other car.

CNC/Prototyper for Cheap

I am making a robot that needs a kermillion custom parts and I have like no money. I have seen the reprap machine, and am interested.

 http://www.reprap.org/bin/view/Main/WebHome

(whats the difference between a reprap and a makerbot?)

 I have also seen a manual one that looks modifiable, but not as user friendly, for much more money.

Any suggestions?

 

Parts List (Oddbot or Claudia, Help please)

8 Mr. Basics

14 Micro servos

1 set of sensor mounts

1 Magnifier thingy

1 LCD Screen

10 servo extension cables...

what would be the total price, with shipping, for all this. what is the benefit of the new Mr. Basic Board?


A word to anyone in the XMOS or Mr. Basic Challenges:

Fear me!

This is my second robot. It's going to run off of an Arduino Diecimila. It will have 3 servos, used for movement. I currently have 2 of them up and running. My plan … Read more

LMR Shirts!

I was looking around yesterday and saw an idea for official LMR shirts! I figured it would be nice to have a shirt expressing the awesomeness of LMR.com, so I looked into production of these.

Idea 1:

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(your username and usernumber would go on the back...)

Idea 2:

High-End Radio Gear

My remote control car met the end of its life last week. (smashed into a wall...) So, i salvaged everything i could, and found some interesting stuff:

A Motor Controller

Transmitter/Reciever (can control 2 servos)

5 batteries, ranging from 1500 to 2000 mAh

I also had lying around:

2 radio transmitters

a second switch for the motor controller

 

I need:

-arduino proto shield

-lots and lots and lots of polymorph. like a shoebox full. a shoebox from someone with canoes for feet.

Forget making a LED blink. how do you even get it to turn on? This is a walkthrough for making an LED turn on and off at will, in a small beacon for a robot's … Read more

Arduino Diecimila Questions

http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoardDiecimila

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which ports can support servo control? and where are they located?

I'm getting one leter this week, and I have absolutely no idea how it works.

 

Swapshop-Blog Version

Ok, so ive made a robot, still workin on it. However, im lookin to the next one already, and for it, i need an arduino. Im dead broke, but i saw Swapshop in the forums, and thought it was smart! however, the most recent post was like 2 weeks ago, and i'm lookin for more traffic then that.

I was cleanin my room (for once) and found this stuff. im unloadin a lot of my old stuff for cash, and heres a bit of it...

Nicd Battery pack (1800 MaH)

2 Tamiya Gearboxes and Wheels

2 Leaf-Spring Switches

2 Radio-Transmitter like parts

2 IR detectors