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avoids obstacles
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BlueBot is a simple tracked robot controllable and programmable via Bluetooth (Bluetooth module OEMSPA310). Chasis based on Tamiya Track and Wheel Set is bought in … Read more
Avoid obstacles, wake me up, water the plants.
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09/06/09 I finished the latest cleaner head and mounted it temporarily on Ozzy with double sided tape. This is the 3rd revision of the vacuum head, the 2nd was made … Read more
First project board : ) Its basically a 40x1 hooked up to a l293d, with a bi-color LED. All the random pins are for either ground or power, with 2 being analogue … Read more
Hello guys; Here is my first robot arm 5 axis design.The robot will be control through serial interface using microcontroller and PC based. The mechanical parts has … Read more
Navigate via IR, avoid obstacles, eat old people's medicine.
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 01SEP09  Video finally got him moving.  he's not exactly the brightest bulb, but i'm proud of him.  I had to redo the Tamiya gearbox down to the 203:1 from … Read more
This is my second robot. It's going to run off of an Arduino Diecimila. It will have 3 servos, used for movement. I currently have 2 of them up and running. My plan … Read more
I haven't posted a Lego robot or a line follower, so I thought I'd do both together. Line followers have been done to death. I've blown the dust off my Lego RCX. … Read more
rotates around the house, bumping into things
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After my last robot I decided to give them all temporary, work-in-progress names. Kinda like code names, while I await inspiration for a "proper" name. Stealing … Read more
This is my second proyect i decided to make a biped ( in emulation of the metal gear saga ) the circuit that controls the servos consists in a pic16f88 and i also … Read more
it does pushup exersise
this robot is simble and could be made in an hour  ( sorry,video quality is low ) Read more
Drives 2 DC brushed motors. Holds 4A per motor.
Need a 8A  motor driver but don't have a lot of cash, look no further this article describes a simple and cheap solution. This project uses just few electronic … Read more
 Sorry if I hurt posted. this is my first post, and I'm not very good in English :)    My very first robot.... I know it's… a just toy, it's a real stupid, to … Read more
avoid obstacles
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Héyo it’s a serious business gays!  The IR bobot avoiding obstacles with perfection! It’s my first true programming robot ! Meanwhile the official video (I … Read more
3 years pass since I progressed; now I know a little program the PIC My goal in this new project was to create a robot worthy of the name, programmable! With a … Read more
Nothing interiesting YET
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Hi, its my first robot project posted on this site. It's mobile platform intended to improvement. At first, few things about mechanics:  motors: 2 es-030 Servos … Read more

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Prototyping CNC MkII

Late 2012 I started developing a 5 axis, CNC controller. The PCB was made but It was a long term project that ended up sitting on the back burners. I never had time to test it or write code. Although an Arm processor would be slightly cheaper and more powerful I have kept the design Arduino compatible as this is easier to hack for most hobbyist.

interacts with human beings
x2 is a small humanoid robot platform.The main frame is made of MicroRax beams, it has two 3DOF arms, a 2DOF head and two modified Hitec HS-645 MG servos to roam … 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
Stays there, soaking the sun rays. Buzzes angrily once in a while.
The other guy that came out of my little building session on that weekend. I wanted to make a solar roller but somehow the motors I had were unable to push even … Read more

Help with Beaglebone Black balancing robot

Hello everyone, I want to start by saying this question post might become long and I hope you guys hang on and are able to help me. So here we go :)

First of all the robot is barely able to balance. Here is a video of the robot trying to balance. The problem seems to be that the robot is not able to reach the setpoint fast enough. This is a speculation so you guys give me your ideas on what the problem is also.

Project demonstrates various statically balanced gaits of a quadpod.
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YAQ - Yet Another Quadrupedal - is a four legged walking robot. This project demonstrates utilization of various crawling gaits to achieve synchronized movement of … Read more

MDIBs - Metadata Driven Internet Brains

I'm always asking myself, "What is logical for how to build a smarter bot with today's tech and the tech soon to come?"