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After a long hiatus, I decided to resume working on this project. I bought a USB power supply, that easily powers the Pi with the camera module and wifi dongle … Read more
Hey guys, I have finally gathered up enough salvage parts and such to finally make a half way decent robot. This is the first custom robot, meaning that all the … Read more
Plays Music using a DC brushed motor for a speaker
Almost all small robots have a couple of DC motors to drive the wheels. This tutorial explains how to use those motors as speakers. Theory Basically a speaker … Read more
Spinning line follower or maze solver
Scamper started as an experimental omni wheel platform. The challenge with omni or mecanum wheels is that you need precise speed control. The cheapest way to do … 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
30 Days to go! We are halfway done with the entry period and we have 3 entries so far. If considering making an entry but you are concerned about having enough … Read more
Remote-controlled from a computer.
  I decided to work on something smaller, using all the experience I gained with Kubik. This one is as small as I could make it, uses an Arduino Pro Micro for the … Read more
[Update: Chapter PROGRAMMING - Markov chain text generator] Introduction x2 is a small humanoid robot platform for my current research. It is also a HackadayPrize … Read more
Latest Blog Entry (19 Aug 2014):  Phase 9 - Web Control (Serial Preview/Wannabe Web Control) Notice: Currently WIP on Phase 6 & awaiting parts. See project … Read more
App controlled using arduino uno, android
The robot will think using a cheap smartphone(<80€) and use gps, accellerometer and compass data from the phone to command arduino through bluetooth or host … Read more
Uses the ATMega32u4 of the Pro Micro to pass keyboard commands to a PC based on what footswitch is pressed.
I am in the process of putting together a project for another hobby of mine; music. I am a trombone player, who dabbles with many many other instruments, playing in … Read more
HelloSpoon is intended to help children with upper limb difficulties, special needs and elderly to have a fun and happy breakfast, meal and dinner time.
Hello to everybody! Read more
Telepresence. Human/Computer interaction (speech, movement). Autonomous mode using A* in a controlled environment.
Using a
Update 08/18/2014 Finally figured out how to get the Dynamixel servos to be controlled by the XBox controller through my Java program.  Using a USB2Dynamixel … Read more
Here is a simple upgrade for the Raspberry Pi camera. Although the stock lens is sharp ..... it lacks that spycam aspect....... There are loads of fixed lenses … Read more

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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
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

Controlling a Raspberry Pi / Arduino Bot from the Internet Part 2 of 3

This is part two of a three part Series to explain how I control my BotTwo semi-Autonomous Robot from a webpage on the Internet. 

Here is a simple upgrade for the Raspberry Pi camera. Although the stock lens is sharp ..... it lacks that spycam aspect....... There are loads of fixed lenses … Read more

Which MOSFET to use for battery voltage measurement?

Hello all,

I'm currently building a buoy with a string of sensors that measures temperatures at different dephts. I'll be making a blog or Something Else later.

The thing is, I want to measure the voltage of the battery (Li-Po) to be able to predict when it needs to be charged since the system will operate "out-there-in-the-middle-of-nowhere".

[Update: Chapter PROGRAMMING - Markov chain text generator] Introduction x2 is a small humanoid robot platform for my current research. It is also a HackadayPrize … Read more
Control every robot with a customizable app
I just finished a project I have been working on for quite a while now - a fully featured universal Bluetooth remote for Android. Most controllers I have seen on … 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