Let's Make Robots!

Great robot shield ideas gleaned from LMR members

I just felt like commenting on how much I have learned from others on Let's Make Robots. This was recently brought home to me when I decided to build a robot shield for the Hobbybotics Hobbyduino Mini. This is a custom bare-bones Arduino compatible board created by LMR member brooksware2000

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Introduction SPURT is an acronym used by the University of Rostock in Germany. It stands for 'School Projects Using Robot Technology". I borrowed the concept for my … Read more

3D Printed Logobot?

I haven't jumped onto the 3D printing bandwagon yet, but I know a lot of you have. 

I was thinking, wouldn't it be super cool to have a 3D printable version of our beloved Logobot?

 

It would be a fun project, and a great little printed object to test your printers, give as gifts, or make up for events like Maker Faire.

Instructables Hands-On Learning Contest -Picaxe Maker Faire Special

Hey all. Instructables is running a Hands-On Learning Contest. Some folks might be interested in making an entry.

I've entered the Picaxe Maker Faire Special Robot kit that Chris the Carpenter and I are designing into the contest. You can Vote For It using the banner link at the top of the Instructable. Any votes would be appreciated.

Send your robot to Maker Faire

Can't make it to Maker Faire this year?

Maybe your robot can!

Last year, quite a few people sent their robots to me to be displayed at Maker Faire. They were a big hit! I even made up some shirts to thanks some of the folk that sent robots from far away.

 

Introduction SPURT stands for School Project Using Robot Technology, a concept introduced by the Rostock University, in Germany. You can find more about their … Read more

TinHead and ignoblegnome meet up in NYC

TinHead let it be known that he'd be in the NYC area this weekend following some company training. I couldn't resist the opportunity to meet him in person.

After some communications challenges, we met up in Times Square and then walked down to Bryant Park for some overpriced beer. (Drinks are pretty pricey in NYC.) We were accompanied by TinHead's four lovely co-workers, who were very nice. 

Vote for my Club Jameco Project

I submitted a project to Club Jameco. If the project is approved, Jameco will produce and sell it as a kit, and I'll get a commission fee based on sales. Yay, money.

 

It's based on a design I came up with years ago. Pressing buttons and moving switches turns the lights on. Which button and switch does what changes based on how you have the switches set. It's a fun little toy.

LMR Primer - Useful Links for New Members and Old Alike

"How do I build a robot?" 

"Which processor should I use?"

"Can you teach me to do that?"

These are the sort of questions we get again and again on LMR.  We're a helpful bunch of people, and we want you to have fun and learn too.  You are a very talented person.

The links I've collected below are ones that I feel may help you find what you are looking for. There are tons of other great material on LMR. Don't limit youself to the list below, but do check them out if you have questions in those areas.