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This is my attempt at making a robot arm from meccano (and meccano like knockoff toys) It probably would have been easier if it was all ordinary meccano, but I was … Read more
Rolls around, finds a hole, gets stuck, falls apart
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Rah!! at last my "start here" bot is built. Being a rank amateur struggled a fair bit with coding for the SRF05 and eventually nicked some posted code. Have … Read more
I've been lurking here for a while, and have been tossing around ideas in my head-- hoping to come up with something (somewhat) original to share with this awesome … Read more
Looks like cardboard...now it moves like cardboard too!!!
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So far all I have is this cardboard prototype. I chose to make it out of cardboard instead of making a CAD model cause I thought it would be FUN! :p     Read more
ThunderBird 6 -  Gold-Coin-Ring-BottleTop-Finder So my latest Bot project is off the ground...... or should i say able to find out whats under the ground...... … Read more
this was my first robot and it was a successful one i was first afraid to work on ac because many said that it may cause shock and it may be dangerous but i was … Read more
Introduces Arduino Programming to PICAXE users
There has been a lot of interest in stepping up to the Arduino by PICAXE users. Since the Arduino programming laguage is "C" like and not "BASIC", there are … Read more
WallB is my first attempt at creating a robot that can carry a load down a hallway; specifically a small tool box. I'm constantly carrying my briefcase in one arm … Read more
Explore an environment, create maps, take pictures, never get stuck.
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Tesla will be a multifunctional robot that will have priority tasks. Unlike other robots that will just "do" things, this robot will have tasks only if certain … Read more
Seeks candle in maze and extinguishes.
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Pokey is a fully autonomous, scratch built robot intended to compete in the Fort Collins Robotic Firefighting Challenge.  It seeks a lit candle in a fixed maze and … Read more
Balances upright
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After finishing my sumobot I was really excited to build another robot so I started brainstorming.  I finally decided I wanted to try and make a balancing robot … Read more
Converts the servo for use as a geared motor
It’s always good to have servos that works like a geared motor. That also can go in both direction and speed is adjustable, it’s very handy in robotic project … Read more

RAT

Roaming arond making grumpy sounds
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Finally RAT is finished. A rainy summer day the last of the programming was completed. The chassis is a piece of sewage pipe (previously unused), the weels are the … Read more
simple avoidance robot
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Well I have finally started my first bot for this site.   This is basically a re-build of a robot I made around a year ago, using the Picaxe School experimentor … Read more

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Walks, talks, dances. interacts with user through voice recognition - tells terrible jokes
Noodlebot main components: - Satay veg with tofu - Arduino Nano v3 - EasyVR 2.0 voice recognition module - 4 x MG90 Micro Servos - Ultrasonic Module HC-SR04 - 8x8 … Read more

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I'm on a crusade. A crusade for better quality of life. In fact, a crusade for quality that means life. A lot of money is wasted. People are being injured, sometimes seriously, or even being killed because of poor quality software. We have the power to help put an end to it. If you have read any of my previous posts, you may have noticed a recurring theme: software quality. Even if the post wasn't about that at all, it seemed to always crop up. And that is what my crusade is about. I need your help.

This is my snow plow bot. It is currently RC but I want to convert it to wireless for internet control.Weighs about 200 pounds. Some Specs: 2x25 Sabertooth Motor … Read more
supports bots while not in use
as it says on the tin, this two piece stand with a loo roll for the height. Read more
Self-diagnoses medical conditions
While the world encounters more and more Ebola cases, the human kind seems to be more than ever in need of a medical tricorder, known from the science fiction TV … Read more