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Hi guys, I would like to introduce you the first robot of my son (Michael). He is nine years old and he often helps me with my robots. This is very simple robot. … Read more
Demonstration of How To Solder
Demonstration of how to solder.  Further info on how to solder: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-solder/ and … Read more
I built this robot for a friend of mine in exchange for some awesome machine shop work.  It features the following components: Max 96 Round Mobile Robot Platform … Read more
This is my first robot. It has a Arduino for control and a Adafruit motor controller.  I still have a lot of coding to figure out, having never programmed before … Read more
Hi guys, Unfortunately I can not build the robot to the end because my RC is broken. I took a few pictures and two movies. … Read more
Turn your servo into a powerful linear actuator
Provided you have the tools and the servo you can built this for under a couple of bucks. The actuator extends with a rate of about 50mm/min. It is rather slow but … Read more
Now with cool video of a real life military prototype! This is an easy to make 6 wheel drive robot platform designed for rough terrain. The chassis is made from 3 … Read more
Navigate around via Sonar and IR Sensors.
Using a
This is the arduino rover complete kit plus IR turret from www.robotshop.ca. I am useing the Motor shield from Adafruit to control the pan and tilt and 2 motors. … Read more
OSR is a major work in progress, It is controlled by the arduino Mega, OSR will has bluetooth capability, so i can control it from my verizon droid eris(android … Read more
Hallo Guys!!! Because my Remot Control of "Fishing robo(A)t" is broken, have I a little time for next robots. I wanted always to build a Line Follower robot. This … Read more
When programmed, it draws with a pen on paper
Using a
This was my first robot built without using plans for all of it. technically the foward drive system was taken from another design, but the rest was me. The robot … Read more
Navigate via IR and Compass. Returns to home base. Communicate with computer via Xbee.
Using a
Hi, Everyone! I have just started my second robot: IsoBot02 - The Carpet Rover :) He is going to roam around via Sharp IR sensor and compas module. And I am going … Read more
After Gareth's great walkthrough on making a servo operated polymorph finger I decided to make an entire hand. With the help of Gao, Claudia and my assistant Rose … Read more
Brings good tidings... until nightfall. Then it signals the mothership for the invasion!
Merry Christmas or the secular, religious, or pagan holiday of your choice. I love this little Christmas ornament from Instructables, so I decided to build some … Read more

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Prototyping CNC MkII

Late 2012 I started developing a 5 axis, CNC controller. The PCB was made but It was a long term project that ended up sitting on the back burners. I never had time to test it or write code. Although an Arm processor would be slightly cheaper and more powerful I have kept the design Arduino compatible as this is easier to hack for most hobbyist.

interacts with human beings
x2 is a small humanoid robot platform.The main frame is made of MicroRax beams, it has two 3DOF arms, a 2DOF head and two modified Hitec HS-645 MG servos to roam … Read more
(This node will probably float a bit, have lots of work to do on it. My apologies.) I'd been wanting to create a bridge between Arduino and iOS for awhile. Not … Read more
Stays there, soaking the sun rays. Buzzes angrily once in a while.
The other guy that came out of my little building session on that weekend. I wanted to make a solar roller but somehow the motors I had were unable to push even … Read more

Help with Beaglebone Black balancing robot

Hello everyone, I want to start by saying this question post might become long and I hope you guys hang on and are able to help me. So here we go :)

First of all the robot is barely able to balance. Here is a video of the robot trying to balance. The problem seems to be that the robot is not able to reach the setpoint fast enough. This is a speculation so you guys give me your ideas on what the problem is also.

Project demonstrates various statically balanced gaits of a quadpod.
Using a
YAQ - Yet Another Quadrupedal - is a four legged walking robot. This project demonstrates utilization of various crawling gaits to achieve synchronized movement of … Read more

MDIBs - Metadata Driven Internet Brains

I'm always asking myself, "What is logical for how to build a smarter bot with today's tech and the tech soon to come?"