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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
hello , this is my first robot , it is intended to be a long term project  kinda like CtC s WALTER , so far i only have the motors and motor drivers . Read more
I equipped my robot with gripper for moving the objests. Based on questions I will try to explain the construction and operation. This gripper is intended to hold … Read more
navigate around with IR and avoid stuff
Using a
This is igor, my first robot.  His brains are a Make controller, a SAM7-based microcontroller which I gotta say was NOT the cheapest but for the most part is a joy … Read more
Just a moble amusement and programming learning platform
Using a
This is my first robot in a few years, I took some time off.  So far everyone has said he looks like "WALL-E" So I just named him Wally. I'm still working on … Read more

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First Robot Build. Vinny was salvaged from an RC car truck that I bought from the Goodwill for $1.99. Read more

Robot Class

I am in the process of submitting a course proposal for an adult evening education program that would introduce people to robotics. One of the entries that I must fill in deals with expected material costs. I would appreciate feedback on what would be appropiate expenses and whether the school should include the costs as part of the registration or if the student should buy the components as needed. I am in favor of having an option not to build.

On a similar note, would it be better to first offer a course in "C" programming geared to a possible robotics controller board?

Extra Hardware Needed for Larger Hexapod

About a month ago I purchased hexapod kit off ebay.

Aluminium-Hexapod-Spider-Six-3DOF-Legs-Robot-Frame-Kit-for-Arduino

Yesterday as a break from program my Mini Hexapod, I started putting together this larger one.

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