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  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
Hello,  After buying an Arduino starter kit and playing a little bit with it I found out that it's possible to create robots with it. Doing some research on … 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
Hi LMR, This is mi first Robot. I was inspired by k.biagini's bob. I don't have a 3D printer because i have 15 years and i live in Serbia. Read more
Makes a loud, piercing noise!
If anyone would like a look, I've posted a 3D printed loud noisemaker on Instructables and Thingiverse -  The Orange Screamer -  which is proving to be rather … Read more
It's a OVI arm with a old broken toy attached (a MOBAT battle tank, still on sale today). Everything is controlled by a Raspberry Pi with a wireless dongle and the … Read more
This is my one motor walker robot. I thought I should make a water boat. But since the challenge already has such an entry ,I decided to build something new. And … Read more
ENG This is my first robot. I am completing the College of Information Systems and my TCC will be one based on the Open Source Arduino robot technology, but even … Read more
We are listed in the program but i don't remember any discussion on the subject.  Is there a LMR table to look for? Read more
  Starting a new robot with a quadratic baseshape.This is my second robot concept and I plan to use ArduinoMega + Raspberry Pi combination for this project. The … Read more
Hey guys, I have finally gathered up enough salvage parts and such to finally make a half way decent robot. This is the first custom robot, meaning that all the … Read more
Look maaa', no tools! :D Well, that's not entirely true, but it isn't far off. I have constructed this robot with a minimum of tools (and materials) , for the … Read more
UPDATED and FINISHED* on May 3rd, 2014 *With 'finished' meaning that I built what I had envisioned, then played around with it and learned stuff, and then took it … Read more

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Heated Bed Warning Light

Hello everyone, I thought I'd share a circuit I am using on a little 3D printer upgrade project.

I have a heated bed PCB for my Printrbot that I am currently adding to the underside my aluminum bed. I needed clips to hold the pcb in place and provide a housing for wire strain relief. I designed some and printed them out. I wanted to add LED warning lights to the clips so they would glow when the bed was hot. I really wanted the lights to stay lit after the bed was off and slowly dim to nothing over about an hours time like the warning light on my stove does.

So far it's used to test modified Eddie firmware.
As I mentioned in an earlier blog, I was given a bunch of really cool robot parts by Parallax in exchange for modifying their "Eddie" code to work with different … Read more
Blender > Part 001 - Real Time Keyboard Control
Blender > Part 001 - Real Time Keyboard Control. For us to understand how we can use blender to control our real life robots we have to know a little more … Read more
Blendering your Python Code. Here is a walkthrough showing how to implement Python scripts in Blender. Blender can be used as a powerful Gui to not only display … Read more
produce chaotic drawings with his pen
hi all I am mr. Chaos  I can draw chaotic drawings with my ink pen i suck energy from a 1.4 v zinc air cell nice to meet you Read more
"Spidy" the spider robot. A bunch of people have built these. After my having seen them I had to make one too!  :-) Spidy is a Start Here type robot. Otherwise … Read more
A nice, simple base running on good ol' Fritz code
Using a
Well folks, Here's another entry based on Fritz's great code. One goal I had was to not have anything soldered directly to the main board. Instead I installed … Read more
Charges lithium polymer and lithium ion cells
About a year ago, I bought a pretty nice, but old, digital camera in a thrift shop for $3.  I really like the camera, and one thing I like about it is that it has … Read more