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French version of the "start here" robot
This article is only a translation on fritsl's excellent tutorial, all credits goes to him. Read more
How to find documentation for your Picaxe products.
I think Picaxe is a great product. But somebody should kick their web department. Sometimes people buy a Picaxe product in another shop, and do not get the manual … Read more
Hello everybody! i'm new here and i would like to share this project of mine. It's a Minisumo-BEAM STYLE. I've always wanted a minisumo and when a … Read more
Main character in my GBxxLMR "universe"
Using a
Update: Same video, but now also streaming from a different provider, as some complained that they could not see the first one. I had 2 weekends to complete … Read more
I have no video of it, but it was a (very stiff) exoskeleton prototype.  Basically it was just a concept.   Main feature: -Gave user the ability to lift between … Read more
Inhabits my fridge's door.
Using a
Meet my robotic fridge magnet! :)     Once upon a time I was getting into my fridge for another bottle of beer, and after closing the door, my eyes stopped at … Read more
Web-controllable roaming camera; autonomous object tracking / obstacle avoidance with IR
Using a
 Latest Update: New 4WD base with omni wheels- see new 'QwerkRover' project! My first robot. I added a couple of features to the "Qwerkbot+" recipe- a sharp IR … Read more
    Is it possible to make a compass from something that was designed for something else and to do it inexpensively? We shall see!     Goal: To make a robot … Read more
Locks on to you and your chestnuts, and then puffs you off track, and causes energy loss.
Using a
I was asked to show some robot-stuff in a mall in a good week from now. My problem is as always lack of time.. so I went for simple and flashy. I am doing some … Read more
Its a pretty fun robot to see what it can climb and what not but I will improve it real soon. Read more
Wander around the room
Using a
After a long period of inactivity, I've finally returned to working on this project. I was just too busy to work on it and I didn't have the parts I needed. … Read more
Obstacle Avoider and Line Follower
Using a
Mini robot follows the black path on a white surface it also detects the obstacles on its path. I use pic16f628a microcontroller and sensors cny70, tsop1738 Read more
ATM it only wanders around avoids objects with it's IR
Using a
Botty 3! Updates: * 16x2 Serial LCD * Two Sharp-IRs * Temp Sensor & Light Sensor * Driving light, turns on when low light 3 Buttons for menu on lcd … Read more

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Autonomous operation,solenoid engine powered
This creation was a test to build a robot using a solenoid engine that I had made previously, and to make a functional robotic forklift using sensors, with a … Read more
Allows any Arduino board to accept commands from an IR receiver
Most homes these days have at least 1 infrared remote control for controlling the television. These remote controls can also be used to control robots or even to … Read more
Exercises gyro wheel toy so I don't have to.
9-17-2014 - This is version 1 of my project to automate a gyro wheel toy. I really wanted to use reed switches but didn't have any available so created my own … Read more

How to make a medium size robot. Let's make a guide!

Now we have wonderful tutorials for making beginners and small robots, but bigger robot need stronger frame, motors, bigger batteries and can do much more work.

There are good examples of medium size robots here, but it would be useful to me and maybe others if there is a good comparison of various motors and drivers, how to get them and what to care about to avoid crashes and dangers.

Navigate around via ultrasound
Using a
First attempt at a palm sized simple autonomous robot. Extremely basic, the Arduino turns the bot left if the Ping senses something closer than 3-4 inches away. … Read more
The robot shown here, which is based on factory parts. The HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensing type distance measuring device used. The sen Read more