Let's Make Robots!

Tips & walkthroughs

Keeps all the parts together.
Any robot will need some sort of chassis or at least a frame to keep all the parts together. You may get away with just gluing everything together with hot glue in … Read more
Filters (smooths) sensor or other data
This morning I was browsing LMR and ran across this post from janson .  In it he creates an averaging filter.  An averaging filter is a simple filter for … Read more
For better readability I have attached a pdf, which explains how linear regression is used for supervised machine learning. In this paper I also derived the general … Read more
An air muscle contracts when is is pressurized
I have been looking for alternatives for servo motors, and I stumbled apon air muscles. It seems to me air muscles are very promising they can do a significant … Read more
Robotic parts made with simple tools.
     Even with 3D printers and milling machines accessible nowadays, I guess this post will interest some people. From time to time, I am asked how I produce my … Read more
Here is a simple upgrade for the Raspberry Pi camera. STL files Here :- Thingiverse_Chiprobot Although the stock lens is sharp ..... it lacks that spycam … Read more
A picture is worth a 1000 words.  I have started to document all of the important settings of the Raspberry Pi  Pi NoIR camera. As I am pretty impressed by its … Read more
Changes resistance when compressed
You may remember an article I wrote with regards to this Conductive Ink Indigogo campaign It has arrived and I am well pleased with the quality and uses it can be … Read more
This tutorial is still under contruction so please check weekly for updates. I have taken it out of "Draft Mode" because it has a lot of useful information for … Read more
Helps you get better performance from your programs
Preliminaries "God made the integers, all the rest is the work of man." Leopold Kronecker Read more
Gets your robot up and running through a Python App
UPDATE : 7/14/2014 : 1) Controlling a robot via a Python GUI added 2) Video demonstrating GUI control added. Read more
Brings back the Vin Pin
If you have ever seen some magic smoke hovering around your Arduino, I bet there was this involuntary movement that resulted in you snapping the power supply from … Read more
(This node will probably float a bit, have lots of work to do on it. My apologies.) I'd been wanting to create a bridge between Arduino and iOS for awhile. Not … Read more
Pushes 3Kgs/sec/cm in a straight line
This is a new Gear motor version of my previous Linear Servo actuator. It is a custom 3D printed Linear Servo actuator for activating a lever or push/pulling … Read more
I found this nifty resource which outlines how to change the splash screen on a full graphic LCD. He goes into pretty good detail about how to go about it but … Read more
Like an alpha version of Samantha from the movie "Her" who will obey your every command or just annoy you.
Well it has been quite a while since I've put something here mostly because of college stuff, so let me just get to it. The embedded video is me talking to my … Read more
Bitbang Control over FTDI
This is a short note on how to setup a C programming environment for the FTDI chip in bit banging mode, since that's what I had difficulty doing. There may be … Read more
Serially programs LPC1114 ARM Cortex M0
UPDATE: I tweaked the source and rebuilt lpc21isp to allow for automatic mode switching, bootloader and program, from an FTDI breakout. A few months ago Bdk6 sent … Read more
Calibrates your Kossel Mini
This is the second part of my Kossel Mini build log Read more
Converts Rotational motion to Linear motion
Here is a custom 3D printed Linear actuator for activating a lever or push/pulling something or other. Read more