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Measures my Heart activity on a FPGA chip
At Last I have been able to experiment with my  terasic Deo_Nano FPGA Development Board. It uses an Altera Cyclone IV, EP4CE22F17C6N, FPGA chip. My example above … Read more
creep around, avoid obstacles, autonomous and remote controlled
So this is my first robot ever.  Why another chopstick robot? Well, simple answer: When i first started to look into making any kind of robot the price for a kit … Read more
Meet Elf - one of my RoboPi + Raspberry Pi based robots! I have a lot of the Magician 2WD chassis, and I thought it would be the perfect platform to evaluate … Read more
Hello Everyone, I have been working on this one motor walker the last month on an off. It was inspired by Jerome Demers' single motor walker, but with a few … Read more
Alright so this is my first robot that can actually do something other than moving forward that doesn't require an arduino. all you pretty much need is : 2 555 … 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
Should be able to roam around my house, respond to loud sounds with a ear perk, answer questions like "What's the temperature?", augment home security, deliver voice messages, be an awesome robot and win me some prize money from somewhere.
I've been wanting to make a robot dog ever since I saw Blue Falcon and Dynomutt and Dr. Who's K9 in the 70's.  And I've also always wanted a robot that I can talk … Read more
The  Wiggler is my entry for the Single Motor Robot Challenge. Method of  Locomotion : The Wiggler basically  "wiggles" its way to the nearest light source by … Read more
UPDATE: August 10th, 2014 I printed a body and added BLE.  I'll explain tomorrow after I get some rest, but the BLE was to allow me to test directed locomotion. … Read more
This one was on the pipeline for a long time and I've been building it for some time now. It´s my small tribute to Oddbot's Polimorph Caterpillar. Loved the … Read more
Serves Salt when you need it. Hangs over the table, waits for sound (voice command, soon) and hands me the salt cellar
Float, sail, tow, look small in the middle of a pond, harrass submarines
Hi. This is my first project post (but not my first project), so sorry if I've done anything wrong. I'm not sure if I'm OK to post this, as it is an RC model, but … Read more
                MDi #3 means Mech-Dickel interactive number 3. Well, it's not going to be something so interactive like Jarvis, but I hope I'll have much … Read more
Meet Sparky (Assistive Companion) currently sparky has the ability to find his way around objects and navigate through rooms. Every move that sparky makes is saved … Read more
...then I can have Nosy! A very brief introduction, if I may. I have been designing and building robots and robot control systems professionally for more years than … 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