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How to produce cheap and environment friendly body parts
Hi, LMR! Today we are going to produce some body parts for our robots using glue and paper. Yes, just glue and paper! This is a little introduction into … Read more
The Red Baron Solarized (Weekend Project). Question :- What do you get if you strap a Solar cell wired up in a Miller-Engine configuration, with the output powering … Read more
this is actually not a robot,, but im still learning and try to start building one. its my 1st project using PIC.  it is a gate/door that can be open and close by … Read more
Controlled by a pic 16f84a microcontroller, it responds to light and shadows in a brightly lit room. Made of plywood, paper clips and popsicle sticks, as far as … Read more
Wakes people up and runs away with alarm clock on his back :)
Using a
Ok, It came to the piont Mr. Wake got some shape, so I'm posting it here. Wake is Mr. Basic V2.0 contest entry, and he is intelligent annoyeing alarm clock bot :D. … Read more
This is Ardubot, another Arduino based robot. Its base is the Sparkfun Ardubot. The brain is a Seeeduino V328 Arduino Duemilanove compatible board. Powered by a … Read more
We are currently prototyping a new 6WD platform and we also have a cool robot arm kit, both are made of aluminium. I have decided to merge the two into a cool 6WD … Read more
first update Number 3 has now 2 picaxe 18X, a little lcd, a tilt sensor  and 2 switch in front the 2 picaxe speak with serial wire (sorry for my english i am … Read more
This was basically just a test to see if the rubber track set from Tamyia would fit on a Mr. Basic frame. It took about an 30 minutes while watching TV, to test out … Read more
Rolls about under microprocessor control. Avoids obstacles.
Using a
Having taken a sabbatical from programming Big Chaser, I decided to do a ball bot. There are a pair of pudding bowls or mixing bowls attached directly onto a … Read more
I am building this robot for a course i am currently enroled in, the Edexcel Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). This course requires you to complete a project of … Read more
SplatBot X2 is one of my many re-creations for DAGU.  Before I came to work for DAGU, splatbot was selected to become a DAGU / LMR robot. It has been one of those … Read more
Avoiding objects and walls
Using a
This is my second robot, it is the same basic "cutting board" robot but now using the Sharp GP2Y0A02YK0F to avoid objects and walls. The code have comments and … Read more
Displays stuff sent through a serial connection from a PC or Microcontroller
Using a
10 October 2009 I discovered a flaw in the current design that will only allow the controller to work with a connection to the computer and not to a … Read more
Powerful union of a Beagleboard and Arduino to navigate using computer vision from a webcam
Using a
The Beagle-Arduino robot will use a Beagleboard for high-level robot functions: image processingartificial intelligencespeech synthesisvoice recognitioninternet … Read more

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Navigate around using Object detection and Distance Detection
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
  i did not want to use the normal methods of a balcing robot.... so i just but a big hunk a metal under the axle. bot demensions 43x43x82 brain: … Read more
just another light seeking robot  41mm wheel base  iphone for size comparison 14cm x 8cm x 7cm   parts list Read more

quad encoder read speed

This is as much a programming problem as it is a mechanical issue I guess.
A few of us are working with quad encoders at the moment and I'm just wondering about ideas how to overcome a problem I've encountered using some.
I'm using interrupt on change to count encoder ticks and also reading a 16 bit timer for the interval between ticks on each motor.

Hello, my first post and first attempt at a robot. I visited the Manchester (UK) Mini Maker Faire recently and saw some biped robots and I decided that I just had … Read more
This is a little board I made in anticipation of Mr. Bdk6's toolchain for the LPC1114. BdkdevThis toolchain is amazing.  Really, if you are wanting to break away … Read more

Use an Arduino to get to the Moon

So, this whole Maker movement has got you excited, and the rocket you are building in your backyard is nearing completion.  But you haven't decided on a navigation computer yet.  You were thinking of using a laptop, but your daughter needs it for school.  Maybe a Beaglebone Black.  Darn!  Seems they are sold out everywhere.  You look around your lab, but all you can find is an Arduino. At first you pass right over it.  But when you can't find anything else, you start to wonder, "Could it get me to the moon?"