Let's Make Robots!
***Update 2011/8/19*** First experiment using white wood glue (polyvinyl acetate) as a binder for the propellant hexaphenox. The advantage is that polyvinyl … Read more
How I used an Arduino to display scrolling text on a LED matrix
The build is as simple as it gets. I just used 8 red and 5 blue connectors to connect the arduino pins to the positive and negative pins of the matrix. I didn't … Read more
Provides regulated power and battery backup for low power systems.
The powerboard is part of a gardening project I've been working on that uses low power systems and integrates with a solar panel and battery backup. The intent was … Read more
I didn't really know where to put this..... The associated picture is what happens when you take a 10 minute time lapse shot of a SHR wondering about in the dark. … Read more
For the last couple of years I have had a bird box mounted on the wall outside my room. All the time I have had a USB webcam inside so I (and a lot of other people … Read more
Remote controlled, extremely precise (yeah, right!) 2-axis laser death ray
This started out as a top secret destruction weapon to be placed on the moon with plans of taking the world hostage, in order to make a trillion dollars... … Read more
Catches on fire
From our 'fun with fire' series. Simple.  Rocket motors and a battery placed in the box and wired to the switch.  Make a few for your next party, set them around … Read more
When I first came across some videos on YouTube for Ferrofluid I was amazed of its properties and wanted to build something micro controlled with electro magnets. Read more
Displays the scrolling text LMR
Hush finally did it, @ignoblegnome as per your wish I displayed the text LMR scrolling on the matrix and it took 719 lines of coding so please pardon me I didn't … Read more
Well I originally had a blog post on this project, but now that I have video I feel like it is time for an official post. Read more
I decided to follow in ignoblegnomes footsteps and make me some solar bots! Here are the pictures; A little artsy picture made at night with high iso … Read more
Sound and speech with Arduino
A small audio chip is available on the market at low cost (20 euros) that allows to build an audio player managed with buttons or via serial port, for example with … Read more
Recently DAGU developed some educational cardboard robot kits. To promote these kits we built a child sized version and added some simple IR sensors so that the … Read more
Blinks in different programable patterns
My first step to robotics.... an 3x3x3 cube Read more
Helps new PIC users learn the basics
The PIC tutor board features everything a beginning PIC learner needs. It features the 18F1320 Microcontroller, 4 ADC lines, 6 LED's, connections for a Motor … Read more
Turns an Auto Timer Bathroom Deodorizer into a Flamethrower
This was on sell for $1.95.  I bought this primarily to rob the PIR sensor from it, but had some fun with it first.  I used a tea candle as the flame … Read more
This is the XBee remote control done by a guy who basically just know put everything together with not much electronic. Yep, please go easy on me for this one. All … Read more
Here is my custom controller version 2. I made it so I can have some input to my robots and get information back. It is a simple design. It has a LCD, Xbee, custom … Read more