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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
DESCRIPTION: This is my second robot, and my second balance-bot. With this robot I try to improve and learn. My goal is simple; understanding. Read more
Hi guys! I present you my sixth robot. It`s from plywood and it´s very light robot. It can be moved in the middle. He receives four strong (12kg/cm) servos … Read more
Breitenberg robots
Using a
Hi all, That´s my first robot using a cutting board base... it has a grip to hold! ARDUINO Duemilanove and full rotation servos from sparkfun. Read more
avoids scary cats people and walls
Using a
time for a proper write up. this is my first functioning and finished robot rover. it is a servo drive robot using 2 futaba s3003 and two futaba s3001 servos for … Read more
hits walls, backs up, turns left, go forward.
Using a
this is undernieth my bot. I got the caster from ace hardware. The two motors are from a rc car called thunder tumbler. we used wire ties to hold it in one place. Read more
fire fighting robot
My local robotics group does mini competitions every few months. For October '09 the mini comp is small scale fire fighting. So this is one of my 3 entries. … Read more
Lusorobotica.com and EmbeddedDreams.com made a challenge to build a robot only with one servo, and this was what I came up with. I used the sound sensor I've done a … Read more
Here is a large prototype of a robot inspired by the Theo Jansen walkers.  The four legs are controlled by servo and interfaced through a Parallax server … Read more
I started working on Peter a few weeks ago. And although he is yet to take his first full steps, progress is moving along nicely. I will try and post updates as … Read more
Surveillance and Telepresence
This is my currently on-going project. Basic concept is a robot having telepresence and independent surveillance capabilities. It has Arduino-board handling all the … Read more
Cyclops is a obstacle avoider robot with one obstacle detector. This obstacle detector is prepared with an IR led and IR receiving module. To detect the obstacle … Read more
YellowTrack is a very simple robot that I wanted to build for approach to robotics. I used Arduino Duemilanove board as control card for the servo who move the … Read more

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Which MOSFET to use for battery voltage measurement?

Hello all,

I'm currently building a buoy with a string of sensors that measures temperatures at different dephts. I'll be making a blog or Something Else later.

The thing is, I want to measure the voltage of the battery (Li-Po) to be able to predict when it needs to be charged since the system will operate "out-there-in-the-middle-of-nowhere".

[Update: Chapter PROGRAMMING & VIDEO - Date & time] Introduction x2 is a small humanoid robot platform for my current research. It is also a HackadayPrize … 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
Bitbang Control over FTDI
This is a short note on how to setup a C programming environment for the FTDI chip in bit banging mode, since that's what I had difficulty doing. There may be … Read more

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Super Cooler Code

Hi guys as some of you know I've been working on code for a project I have in mind, it not a new idea, lots of folks are doing it http://freeaire.com/ , I just want to put my take on it, and perhaps save some store owners some money and make a little myself.

 I live in Maine USA, winters are pretty cold here, lots of small stores have walk in coolers for keeping beer and soda code, so why not when its suitable use that cold air to cool the walk ins, a typical 8' by 20' walking cooler costs $250 or more a month in electricity to operate.

Some design stuff

App controlled using arduino uno, android
The robot will think using a cheap smartphone(<80€) and use gps, accellerometer and compass data from the phone to command arduino through bluetooth or host … Read more
Walks using 3 servos, makes sounds depending on its environment
Using a
So, now that I've built a couple of bots, I thought I'd try making one of those Bottlebots that they have on TV, you know on that program where they fight? What's … Read more