Let's Make Robots!

Guess what I'm Building?

Guess what I'm Building?

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.


(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:


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

Idea 2:

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



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


i am lookin for new and creative robot ideas. I have an arduino mega. what do I do?
gives an input when it is touched
first, you need a clotheshanger, a pair of pliers, some epoxy, and a leaf-spring switch see pic 1 for materials. chop a fair bit off of the coathanger with the … Read more