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Navigate aroun via IR sensors
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  I saw the moive wall-e and like him so I decided to build a wall-e style chassie.  I am useing cheap wood, Two servo motor, track set from robotshop.ca, and the … Read more
Navigate with IR object detection.... thats about it so far.
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The MTE v1 is a tracked robot that autonomously rolls around looking for new areas. Well as random as can be anyway. The project originally started out as a … Read more
EDIT by webmaster: Please read comment below!   My son Shamus rampaging through the yard terrorizing the dogs in his robot costume I made for him out of a … Read more
Simple object detection & avoidance. Testbed for tracked locomotion
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July 24, 2009 Update: Upgraded to use the new Pololu chassis plates.   This is my second bot.  This one uses a RP5 tracked chassis that I bought from Pololu.  It … Read more
This is my Isobot Robot version 1.5. I didn't have intention to hack this robot but the faulty board give me no choice. So after doing some google I found out the … Read more
Seeks out brightest source of light and when it collides nto anything will run off in opposite direction
This is my unfinished herbie style robot. For details re the journey from concept to "its Alive" check out my blog Read more
***This post started as a poke at rik and his lack of ability to cut brass tube. As it seems people have gotten something from it. Here is a nice, nifty and proper … Read more
This may seem like a corny challenge, but I'm hoping to see some Amaizing submissions!! Anyway, on to the challenge. You can create tracked, wheeled, crawling bot, … Read more
Roams and avoids obstacles via ultrasound, looks around, plays little tunes, flashes LED, beeps when it backs up
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Seeks light, then bangs into a wall
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  A update of the bot put up here : http://letsmakerobots.com/node/9163   Just to save reading two similar posts, i'll brief what i've done:   Read more
Teaches an old clock a new trick
Anyone ever try to modify one of those cheap battery operated analog clock mechanisms as gear train?  It would make an extremely lightweight gearbox for small bot. … Read more
Marvin the Robot is a RC controlled lawn mower. still in beta. what is done right now is motors are mounted to a simply 2x4 frame. after I get a metal frame welded … Read more
I thought it was time to do something with legs. While roaming the store I found jumbo wooden sticks and for some twisted reason I thought I should use them to … Read more
Just completed the Tamiya "Remote Control Robot Construction Set (Crawler Type)" kit, which you can find … Read more

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I've been working on various robots for years now, building up my skills. I finally built my first successful robot arm. It's a 50cm reach version of the ABB 460. … Read more
it does nothing at the moment
this is a long way from being complete it still needs a brain (most likely arduino clone) planing on geting a motor shield(for the arduino clone) it will have an … Read more
Dustin is an interesting robotic head found at a thrift store here in Austin by a fellow member of The Robot Group, Dustin (hence the name). When we first got … Read more
ok so this is the stalled K9 mark Pom, I have a Cubie Truck3 for the main brain so I can run the ROS on it. and that is where it stalled lol I have 4 vex omni … Read more
Joystick teach, walks about on two legs, fun and rather interesting
  The crankenstein manifesto treatise on sliding bipedal robotic structures and locomotion   Read more
UPDATE sept 29, video added, one leg moving. I also worked on the looks of my design. Instead of renaming 'bug' to 'bee' (because it looked a bit like that) I … Read more
It's now over 18 months since the first BOB appeared strutting across K120189's worktop and I still haven't made one so I'm going to remedy that.  However, now … Read more