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This virtual robot plays any MIDI file you throw at it pretty much in real time. This is a commercial venture on a shoestring budget. Even if it makes no money … Read more
voice recognition, face recognition, live HD streaming from the PiBot Camera, control via smartphone & tablet ,line following, line making, measuring distance, and GPS.
I've been working on a build-it-yourself Raspberry Pi Robot called the PiBot that has all sorts of cool features on it, such as voice recognition, face … Read more
Walk around and goes backwards in curves if it detects an obstacle.
Using a
Update: I uploaded a new video with the robot walking with a speed of 5 milliseconds of "SpeedWalk". It flies! Read more
Hello all! This is my first robot project, and I'm super excited about it. Meet Crabe (a vikingish word for "Crab"). He's not much to look at now, but it's a work … Read more
switching another elektronic device from long distance by nircable
build website for controlling another elektronic device from long distance by db25 set to nircable switching (remote) make more fun and simple. this is the web … Read more
Update 6/10//14: Oops... i forgot to post the final project (i always forget to update when i'm done working on stuff).  The kids love the brush bots.  The … Read more
in order to operate a PWM servo we have to give PWM to it. PWM can be achieved by using timers or opamps or MCU, i don't know anything about programming, so i go … Read more
Meet Spidey and no, he does not use the Spider Controller! (Looks like a spider, thus, the codename Spidey, or maybe that's just me :D ) He's a single motor based … Read more
Navigate around via IR Sensor
Hello guys! Finally, after a lot of time, I am posting a robot entry! This is my first Arduino robot, a good testing platform. Here is also a video to explain a bit … Read more
I've tried some photoshop to my primary image, as an experiment. Just made a picture of the progress..  I had the strange feeling being watched.. weird..   From … Read more
Controlled via Bluetooth, autonomous object avoidance mode. Future: play sounds from MicroSD card, control Walle's LED eyes etc
The mission To convert a little pushtoy Wall-e into a fully motorised, arduino powered robot with bluetooth for control. Why? My little boy loves Wall-e, I love … Read more
Controls a robot, integrated motor driver
Link to eagle schematic and board layout files   Update 6/7/14 Got the new boards back from OSHPark and assembled one Friday evening. I'm happy to report a … Read more
You might remember an earlier post I made with regards to a Robert Murray Smith Indigogo campaign , btw thanks to any of you LMRians for contributing, he exceeded … Read more
Update 6/7/14 Added .brd and .sch files below of version two. This version is slightly smaller and has considerably wider traces for everything that uses … Read more
Brings back the Vin Pin
If you have ever seen some magic smoke hovering around your Arduino, I bet there was this involuntary movement that resulted in you snapping the power supply from … Read more

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Robotic parts made with simple tools.
     Even with 3D printers and milling machines accessible nowadays, I guess this post will interest some people. From time to time, I am asked how I produce my … 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

Controlling a Raspberry Pi / Arduino Bot from the Internet Part 2 of 3

This is part two of a three part Series to explain how I control my BotTwo semi-Autonomous Robot from a webpage on the Internet. 

Here is a simple upgrade for the Raspberry Pi camera. Although the stock lens is sharp ..... it lacks that spycam aspect....... There are loads of fixed lenses … Read more

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 - Markov chain text generator] 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