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  Forward by :- Don Quixote - (The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha) The Solar Quest - A legendary story powered by the Sun alone. I Don Quixote of La … Read more
Here's the latest from BOA-Labs: My first omni-wheeler. Read more
goes around the room trying to not bump into walls
Using a
This is my "start here" robot. It is not very solid yet... i'm working on that, and also on the code... trying something similar to the navigation from part 2 but … Read more
avoid obstacles, collect small color objects
Using a
 MBC v1 (Mobile Bot Collector)   Description. This small bot will collect small objects of different colors. Also will avoid obstacles. It uses an Arduino … Read more
Thought I'd share my most recent project here on this great site Just a simple BEAM walker, but I guess I got a bit carried away when designing it   More photos on … Read more
It follows the path made of white light
Using a
This robot is designed for leading people to their sits in cinema, theatre.. etc by controlling their tickets and accompanying them. It is basically a line follower … Read more
Roams around, avoids obstacles with ultrasound and ir
Using a
This is propably fourth or fitfh evolution version of my first finished and working robot ever built. It has Oopic-R controller as brains, 2 cont.rot. modified … Read more
Act as a virtual person remotely, allowing a person on the Web to interact with others in an unstructured environment
Using a
This is a Telepresence robot, it is intended to be connected to the Intenet (Wifi) and allow a remote person to interact with the (remote) environment. Whilst not … Read more
This robot features the Arduino bootloader with ATmega168 microcontroller and motor control circuitry built-in. A battery module plugs in through a stackable … Read more
Spy kee is a build it your self robot that you can controll using a interface on your pc/mac. it is very responsive when on ad-hoc mode but has 1 sec lagg doing it … Read more
This is Doris the line loving robot (she's also my first). She's simple with no brains using Light Dependant Resistors to detect the line, this has its draw … Read more
Having finally got the CNC mill working, I've built another Robot. Its straight off the mill, and I couldnt wait for the battery box I designed the holes for to … Read more

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I decided to work on something smaller, using all the experience I gained with Kubik. This one is as small as I could make it, uses an Arduino Pro Micro for the … Read more

LMRnet AKA LMR IoT (Internet of Things) Data Service

LMRnet AKA LMR IoT (Internet of Things) Data Service

Some days ago I saw in sparkfun news this particular one about their new Data Service (https://www.sparkfun.com/news/1527).
After that I asked Frits and Matt if we could host something similar on LMR's servers.

Prototyping CNC MkII

Late 2012 I started developing a 5 axis, CNC controller. The PCB was made but It was a long term project that ended up sitting on the back burners. I never had time to test it or write code. Although an Arm processor would be slightly cheaper and more powerful I have kept the design Arduino compatible as this is easier to hack for most hobbyist.

interacts with human beings
x2 is a small humanoid robot platform.The main frame is made of MicroRax beams, it has two 3DOF arms, a 2DOF head and two modified Hitec HS-645 MG servos to roam … Read more
(This node will probably float a bit, have lots of work to do on it. My apologies.) I'd been wanting to create a bridge between Arduino and iOS for awhile. Not … 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

Help with Beaglebone Black balancing robot

Hello everyone, I want to start by saying this question post might become long and I hope you guys hang on and are able to help me. So here we go :)

First of all the robot is barely able to balance. Here is a video of the robot trying to balance. The problem seems to be that the robot is not able to reach the setpoint fast enough. This is a speculation so you guys give me your ideas on what the problem is also.