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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
Latest Blog Entry (19 Aug 2014):  Phase 9 - Web Control (Serial Preview/Wannabe Web Control) Notice: Currently WIP on Phase 6 & awaiting parts. See project … 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
Telepresence. Human/Computer interaction (speech, movement). Autonomous mode using A* in a controlled environment.
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Update 08/18/2014 Finally figured out how to get the Dynamixel servos to be controlled by the XBox controller through my Java program.  Using a USB2Dynamixel … 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

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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
Navigate around using Object detection and Distance Detection
Meet Sparky (Assistive Companion) currently sparky has the ability to find his way around objects and navigate through rooms. Every move that sparky makes is saved … Read more
  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
just another light seeking robot  41mm wheel base  iphone for size comparison 14cm x 8cm x 7cm   parts list Read more

quad encoder read speed

This is as much a programming problem as it is a mechanical issue I guess.
A few of us are working with quad encoders at the moment and I'm just wondering about ideas how to overcome a problem I've encountered using some.
I'm using interrupt on change to count encoder ticks and also reading a 16 bit timer for the interval between ticks on each motor.

Hello, my first post and first attempt at a robot. I visited the Manchester (UK) Mini Maker Faire recently and saw some biped robots and I decided that I just had … Read more