Let's Make Robots!
if you, like me, just want components to work, and do not care about making prints, this is a great way to get many little smart micro-boards ready to plug in!
If you ever shop in something like www.robotshop.ca and you (like me) would really like components to be just hooked up & ready, I can strongly recomend … Read more
I may seam very advanced or "Intelligent" when a robot is navigating it's way out of a tough corner, but here is how
Sometimes I have gotten feedback like "Wow, it even does 3-point turns".. or "5 point turns".. or "It is even getting itself out of trouble" when I have shown … Read more
UPDATE: Mintvelt has made a remarkable new invention in this field, you want to check that out after reading the below! If you want 2 robots to detect and find each … Read more
If you are building a walking Robot, you will pull out your hair when trying to optimize the leg's movements. I had this idea; I had a digital camera, I strapped on … Read more
On old trick to get more power out of your cheaper motors
Here's an old trick, but it it's good. if you have a setup with a (cheap) motor, and you'd like a little more juice out of it.. get some of them strong magnets, … Read more
Made a robot with 2 wheels, and need a "coaster", half a tennis ball or something? This must be the best sollution!
I admit I have not tried this, but it just struck me: You know the kind of robot.. well - like the "start here-project"; You have 2 wheels, and perhaps you need … Read more
Just a quick tip on belt tracks, if you'd never did them before, and want to try :) Simple; one wheel in each side follows a motor, rest is free to turn. Motors can … Read more
Sometimes you want something extra in your servo and you have to build one for the purpose
(If Google video is down, video is here) I like servos! However, sometimes you want what a servo does, but you need one that is special: Very strong, very fast, … Read more
Update! Aparently there is a huge difference in the glue-sticks. Take that into consideration regarding everything in this post. However, I had some of the "bad … Read more
Have you ever made a robot that ran fine when you held it, but when you put it on the floor it moved really slow (or not al all)? Hmm… Did you use a motor … Read more