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3D model of psuedoscorpion

I am looking for a 3D printable pasuedoscorpion for my son. Any help and or hints will be appreciated.

Motee - the tiniest & smartest motor controller in the World

Hi,

I’m Karol Karczewski, the team leader of Lime Devices group. 
I’m happy to annouce that we have just launched our first campaign on Indiegogo:
The motor controller dedicated for robotics named Motee.

Web Control of Robot (RPi / Arduino) - Software Recomendations

Hi;

I am enhancing my Arduino Nano based autonomous collision avoidance robot by adding a Raspberry Pi to stream video to a web page and provide manual control of the robot via buttons on the web page with the video stream.

So far I have installed Apache2 weberver and created a web page using Bootstrap with a button on it, I have successfuly connected the Arduino to the Pi via I2C and using a CGI Python script I can press a button on the web page to turn on an LED. 

NASA SpaceX Launch Invitation

Hello LMR,

As some of you might remember, we were recently awarded a small piece in the NASA SpaceApps Challenge.As a small gesture of giving something back to this amazing community, I'd like to invite a fellow LMRian(s) to  join me and a couple of my friends at the NASA SpaceX Launch at the Kennedy Space Center this September. It would be a pleasure meeting you in person.

walking gaits.

I've been building the body of a poppy 3d printed robot to use as my biped Plat form but I'm having trouble grasping the equations for dynamic motion. Essentially I understand it to be a 2 in part; a double pendulum connected at a single point with control using a single inverted pendulum model, then switches over to the other leg and continues the set up. Granted I need to do a lot more programming tutorials to further my understanding but I know I'm going to need a ton of help. Would placing an accellerometer/gyroscope in each foot and one in the head make the system compute better.

Quadrature Decoders

There has been quite a lot of discussion regarding Quadrature Encoders and Arduino. I have typically used Microchip PIC24 with embedded hardware or added external circuity to off load the cpu. I do want to have example code for class.

Autonomous Solar Panel Spider Project (Arduino)

Hello fellow robot enthusiasts/experts,

My name is Michele (Michael) and I'm from Italy. I really appreciate all your efforts and creativity for the love of robotics! It's truly amazing to see all your projects.

diy shoulder axle/pin/shaft/dowel pin?

 

I would like to 

- create a shouldered pin* in order to glue gearwheels** to it 

- ask you for any advice or link that may hint me towards a solution

 

any ideas are highly appreciated:

Pololu A4988 and Nema 17

Hi, I'm trying to build a balancing robot. I bought 2 x A4988 driver and 2 x Nema 17 motor.

DRAWING MACHINE

hi !
 we are creating a drawing machine that does mistakes and turns red (LED)

does Balancing Robot PID values become obsolete as motor battery diminishes?

Hi All,

I'm wiring up yet another attempt at a balancing robot (smoked a motor driver IC last time) and I just thought of something.

If I connect the motor driver to a 12V battery, then tweak my PID parameters, everything is going to go smoothly at first.  But then when the 12V battery diminishes, to say 9V, the motors will be a bit less responsive, and then I'd have to go ahead and tweak the PID parameters again.

Wild thumper trex controller wifi receiver problem!

Recently, I have bought a wild thumper 6wd with a trex controller to make a robot.

General printer recommendations, delta vs xyz

I'm looking to get a new printer or printer kit. My printer head seems to have bit the dust and the Robox printer head is a large part of its cost?

Because of a change in circumstances, I am planning in living in an RV within the year. RVs are a bit hard on delicate machinery. Imagine a medium earthquake happening whenever I move.

Thermistor error with the MK8 extruder.

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Arduino Mega 2560 + Dagu 4 Motor Controller

I am currently working on a line following car project.

I am quite new to electronics and it would be no surprise if I miss something basic in the theory side.

I am trying to control 4 motors using my Dagu 4 channel motor controller and Arudino Mega 2560. I am having power problems and after researching and some testing, I am quite clueless about what exaclty is wrong.

I have programmed the arduino mega to set the direction pin to HIGH and the PWM pin to 255. I have 2 setups for testing.

Controlling lot of LEDs in parallel with Arduino & transistor

Hi all,

Got some questions about using trnasistor and resistor with lots of LED all together. I am not good in electronic planning but only drawing sketch out as image below.

Try to using as less resistor as possible so I only plan to use one and I know Arduino couldn't handle that many LEDs so transistor will be used as I know. However, I am not sure how to connect these points as identify in image below from A~G. Can anyone help me or sugeestion how this should be connected and what type of transistors, resistor should be used?

Capacitors for smoothing servo current surges

I've built what I thought was a nice clean approach to the oft-recommended practice of parking a 470uf cap on the power lines to my servos. I have 6V coming from my voltage regulator to the postive/negative bus strips on a small PCB. I've pulled a positive and negative wire off of the bus for each servo (3 servos total) and put a capacitor across each pair of wires. One servo should then connect to each pair of wires.

Adding a Raspberry Pi Camera to Elf the Robot

Robots are a lot of fun.

Robots that stream video over WiFi are even more fun!

Elf Raspberry Pi Robot @ http://Mikronauts.com

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Dagu Rover 5 PWM Settings

Hey All,

So I've been building a rover using a (Dagu) Rover 5 Chassis, a Rover 5 Driver Board and an Arduino Uno.

It's wired up fine and I can send instructions back and fourth to the motors no problem but what seems to be an issue is the speeds which the motors are turning at. If I can set the speed at 100 (i.e.