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Here is a simple upgrade for the Raspberry Pi camera. STL files Here :- Thingiverse_Chiprobot Although the stock lens is sharp ..... it lacks that spycam … Read more
Plans to follow a line, dreams of solving mazes
UPDATE 8/24/2014 : Testing out a new design in the form of MB-3434 Thanks to Lumi, I have a set of 3D printed parts of MB-3434 to layout a similar base for Nano … Read more
After a long hiatus, I decided to resume working on this project. I bought a USB power supply, that easily powers the Pi with the camera module and wifi dongle … Read more
Plays Music using a DC brushed motor for a speaker
Almost all small robots have a couple of DC motors to drive the wheels. This tutorial explains how to use those motors as speakers. Theory Basically a speaker … Read more
An air muscle contracts when is is pressurized
I have been looking for alternatives for servo motors, and I stumbled apon air muscles. It seems to me air muscles are very promising they can do a significant … Read more
Uses the ATMega32u4 of the Pro Micro to pass keyboard commands to a PC based on what footswitch is pressed.
I am in the process of putting together a project for another hobby of mine; music. I am a trombone player, who dabbles with many many other instruments, playing in … Read more
Measures my Heart activity on a FPGA chip
At Last I have been able to experiment with my  terasic Deo_Nano FPGA Development Board. It uses an Altera Cyclone IV, EP4CE22F17C6N, FPGA chip. My example above … Read more
creep around, avoid obstacles, autonomous and remote controlled
So this is my first robot ever.  Why another chopstick robot? Well, simple answer: When i first started to look into making any kind of robot the price for a kit … Read more
Meet Elf - one of my RoboPi + Raspberry Pi based robots! I have a lot of the Magician 2WD chassis, and I thought it would be the perfect platform to evaluate … Read more
Hello Everyone, I have been working on this one motor walker the last month on an off. It was inspired by Jerome Demers' single motor walker, but with a few … Read more
Alright so this is my first robot that can actually do something other than moving forward that doesn't require an arduino. all you pretty much need is : 2 555 … Read more
Control every robot with a customizable app
I just finished a project I have been working on for quite a while now - a fully featured universal Bluetooth remote for Android. Most controllers I have seen on … Read more
Should be able to roam around my house, respond to loud sounds with a ear perk, answer questions like "What's the temperature?", augment home security, deliver voice messages, be an awesome robot and win me some prize money from somewhere.
I've been wanting to make a robot dog ever since I saw Blue Falcon and Dynomutt and Dr. Who's K9 in the 70's.  And I've also always wanted a robot that I can talk … Read more
UPDATE: August 10th, 2014 I printed a body and added BLE.  I'll explain tomorrow after I get some rest, but the BLE was to allow me to test directed locomotion. … Read more
This one was on the pipeline for a long time and I've been building it for some time now. It´s my small tribute to Oddbot's Polimorph Caterpillar. Loved the … Read more

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Autonomous operation,solenoid engine powered
This creation was a test to build a robot using a solenoid engine that I had made previously, and to make a functional robotic forklift using sensors, with a … Read more
Allows any Arduino board to accept commands from an IR receiver
Most homes these days have at least 1 infrared remote control for controlling the television. These remote controls can also be used to control robots or even to … Read more
Exercises gyro wheel toy so I don't have to.
9-17-2014 - This is version 1 of my project to automate a gyro wheel toy. I really wanted to use reed switches but didn't have any available so created my own … Read more

How to make a medium size robot. Let's make a guide!

Now we have wonderful tutorials for making beginners and small robots, but bigger robot need stronger frame, motors, bigger batteries and can do much more work.

There are good examples of medium size robots here, but it would be useful to me and maybe others if there is a good comparison of various motors and drivers, how to get them and what to care about to avoid crashes and dangers.

Navigate around via ultrasound
Using a
First attempt at a palm sized simple autonomous robot. Extremely basic, the Arduino turns the bot left if the Ping senses something closer than 3-4 inches away. … Read more
The robot shown here, which is based on factory parts. The HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensing type distance measuring device used. The sen Read more