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Raspberry Pi B+ SRF05 Servo Tower Pro 9G Module L298 UBEC use in helicopter Battery Pulse 3S 2250 mAh Read more

bug

UPDATE I stopped working on this version, the new version is here http://letsmakerobots.com/robot/project/bug-20 I have created my first part of my first robot, I … Read more
It communicates with human, responds to sound, used for security monitoring from anywhere.
AuMac A multitask robot for children and security surveillance   Read more
CIRKO was originally conceptualized as a shiny aluminum and brass trimmed robot... but with the popularity of 3D printing, iridescent green plastic seems to do … Read more
Robots can be made out of anything... can't they? Mopsey is a friendly bot' made from craft fur and a few electronics - designed for simple interaction. Very … Read more
ModULO is a robotic action figure that features an animated eye (LED matrix) and heartbeat indicator - running on an Adafruit Trinket. Field tests (Maker Faire NYC … Read more
gyro wheel toy plays itself
New video using smoothing routine(linear) and my bicycle speedometer reed switch. Using the smoothing routine only on the downstroke. Much smoother operation … Read more
I thought it was time to tell a little about the application I'm working on these days. Though very far from finished, it's starting to look like something bit by … Read more
Its LARPing Laser Tag melee madness. Annihilate your friends!
For the past few months I've been working all hours in my lair building this game. If I haven't been around much, this is the why. I just launched this project on … Read more
AuMac A multitask robot for children and security surveillance   Read more
Navigate under remote control or automomously.
Prompted by Bajdi's and Mikronaut's hexapod builds, I decided to purchase one of the many inexpensive hexapod kits. Apparently I was one of the fortunate ones and … Read more
BuoyBot is my submition for the Single Motor Robot Challenge.     General Structure: Read more
Update 20-09-2014 I've finally finished stuffing all the electronics into a compact space so it isn't a big mess of wires...kind of like a small,fat  R2D2 :D As … Read more

RG2

New Video 8-24-14      RG2 combines several ideas i have been thinking about for a few years.      With one CR Servo it can go forward or turn left or right. … Read more

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UPDATE sept 29, video added, one leg moving. I also worked on the looks of my design. Instead of renaming 'bug' to 'bee' (because it looked a bit like that) I … Read more
It's now over 18 months since the first BOB appeared strutting across K120189's worktop and I still haven't made one so I'm going to remedy that.  However, now … Read more
UPDATE 29-SEP 2014 I'm well into programming the robot and enjoying the excitement of getting to grips with the almost finished robot. I thought I'd post an update … Read more
     Well... for a long time I wanted to build a quadruped robot. And... you guys may have seen in some of my videos that I have many dogs at my home (precisely … Read more
Prowlerbot is designed around a BeagleBone Black as the primary behavior control system and several sub controllers to handle hard real-time work. The Beagle's … 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

Mars Rovers and you

Recently, I posted blog comparing the computers used for the Apollo moon missions to an Arduino.  The Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) was considerably less powerful than an Arduino.  Continuing along that line, I started investigating other computers used for space exploration.  Since the mars rovers are popular among robot builders, and often the source of inspiration and goals, I decided to take a look at those.  The results are rather interesting.