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Web-controllable roaming camera; autonomous object tracking / obstacle avoidance with IR
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 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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
Codename Peek-E is my first robot, well that I built anyway. I own a lot of robots but this is the first time I tried to build one. Peek-E is based off of the … Read more
Basic instructions on how to add one of the most commonly available fuel cells to your next project.
Fuel cells! Power source of the future! Ever thought it would be cool to have one of these things powering your next big project? Well now you can, because I'm … Read more
Detect motion and track it
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This project is the first step in my motion tracking. This Eye was built and adapted from an LRM post  I use similer parts except my transistors are generic 2222 … Read more
Roams around until it runs into something. Then it gets scared and tried to blend in.
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I was hoping to finish this robot in time for the Mr Basic DAGU II competition, but I doubt I will have it done in the next 24 hours. Here is what I have so far! Read more
Before: I had no supplies to build chassis. So I had to improvise using the following objects: Read more
goes round and round stop as soon as it hits the wall
hey guys i have made my first robot after seeing the solar paneled robot i felt like making one too i searced for a solar panel but i couldnt find one. so i thought … Read more
CASTROBOT - Computer ASsisted Targetting Remotely Operated roBOT
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I wanted to radically change the Mr. basic model, but still keep as much as possible of the original kit. Starting from left on the main picture, you can see a big … Read more

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I have seen some great quadruped robots on this site in the past few years and always wanted to build one myself. It became one of the most time-consuming projects … Read more
Balances on two wheels
This robot is called Wheelee. It is simple inverted pendulum robot made on arduino. Firmware, Matlab model, Android application and some articles are on Github … Read more
This is a line follower that uses a MSP430G2553 16 bit microcontroller and a L293d motor driver. There are 5 cny70 analog infrared sensors that feed the value to … Read more
Walks, talks, dances. interacts with user through voice recognition - tells terrible jokes
Noodlebot main components: - Satay veg with tofu - Arduino Nano v3 - EasyVR 2.0 voice recognition module - 4 x MG90 Micro Servos - Ultrasonic Module HC-SR04 - 8x8 … Read more

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I'm on a crusade. A crusade for better quality of life. In fact, a crusade for quality that means life. A lot of money is wasted. People are being injured, sometimes seriously, or even being killed because of poor quality software. We have the power to help put an end to it. If you have read any of my previous posts, you may have noticed a recurring theme: software quality. Even if the post wasn't about that at all, it seemed to always crop up. And that is what my crusade is about. I need your help.

This is my snow plow bot. It is currently RC but I want to convert it to wireless for internet control.Weighs about 200 pounds. Some Specs: Read more
supports bots while not in use
as it says on the tin, this two piece stand with a loo roll for the height. Read more