Let's Make Robots!

What on earth is this?

My wife "organized" one of my drawers, and this thing came up. What on earth is THAT I asked. "It is just one of your thingeys" she replied.

It had no batteries in it, so I inserted some.. and nothing happened.

I has:

A speaker, a print (with a black-blob-chip on it), and.. some strange "sensor" or something? Strange little thing with wires on each side, to hold it together? And to mystify even more, that can be "sealed off".

Also, on the side it has some mounting-part, that had some old no-longer-stickey tape on it.

Studies in alternative ways of moving - offering more creativity, unseen posebilities and new challenges
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Where we are all moving to

The best thing for me in a project like this LMR, is that we inspire each other, collaborative development is actually what we do - even though many of us would say that what we do is completely unique ;)

Today "a robot" is most likely not walking around but has tracks or wheels, can navigate autonomously, and that is in many instances just about that.

Of course I know that this is also highly influenced by our "start here" project.

 

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
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Frits's private parts up for grabs

-- == Here is a link to an always updated Picasa foto album with the things I have, and will send to you, for the things I want, on the list below ==--

Some of the items I have in 100's, and some just the one - aske me below (coment) for details, thanks :)

If you want to swap with me, do it like this:

PM me with subject line "Offer", and a ultra short mail with the following:

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
This is a motor driver that I like because of this: It is usable from 6 to 50V, at up to 4A total output currentIt has a 5V output, so you can just hook up any … Read more