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  Starting a new robot with a quadratic baseshape.This is my second robot concept and I plan to use ArduinoMega + Raspberry Pi combination for this project. The … Read more
Hey guys, I have finally gathered up enough salvage parts and such to finally make a half way decent robot. This is the first custom robot, meaning that all the … Read more
Look maaa', no tools! :D Well, that's not entirely true, but it isn't far off. I have constructed this robot with a minimum of tools (and materials) , for the … Read more
UPDATED and FINISHED* on May 3rd, 2014 *With 'finished' meaning that I built what I had envisioned, then played around with it and learned stuff, and then took it … Read more
UPDATED and STOPPED* on September 4th 2014 With "stopped" meaning that I didn't finish the project. I'm pretty OCD about either finishing things or just deleting … Read more
Hardware all works, so now concentrating on software stack. First project on LMR. Software written in python, using pyro RPC to comumicate between components. Two … Read more
Filters (smooths) sensor or other data
This morning I was browsing LMR and ran across this post from janson .  In it he creates an averaging filter.  An averaging filter is a simple filter for … Read more
This is a Tracking system using an FPGA altera IV chip set. FPGA := Field Programmable Gate Array To explain a long chain of events that led to this … Read more
This is a robot that I built for the Trinity College Fire Fighting Contest. The contest is held each year around April 1st in Hartford Ct USA. The goal is to … Read more
This tutorial is still under contruction so please check weekly for updates. I have taken it out of "Draft Mode" because it has a lot of useful information for … Read more
Drives around like it owns the place
A few years ago I made a robot which I called Gumpy to explore the capabilities of the Arduino microcontroller with applications to robotics. Gumpy 2 is … Read more
For better readability I have attached a pdf, which explains how linear regression is used for supervised machine learning. In this paper I also derived the general … Read more
Carry Tools and Laptop to free human hands.
Using a
  COMPLETED: 2011.12.08 This is my first robot built from scratch and I am new to robotics. I haven't played with electronics for over 25 years and I have a … Read more
Some years ago I made this software oscilloscope and shared it on this site. Then a couple of years passed without me logging on, and in the meantime the link to … Read more

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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
UPDATE 29-SEP 2014 I'm well into programming the robot and enjoying the excitement of getting to grips with the almost finished robot. I thought I'd post an update … Read more
     Well... for a long time I wanted to build a quadruped robot. And... you guys may have seen in some of my videos that I have many dogs at my home (precisely … Read more
Prowlerbot is designed around a BeagleBone Black as the primary behavior control system and several sub controllers to handle hard real-time work. The Beagle's … 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

Mars Rovers and you

Recently, I posted blog comparing the computers used for the Apollo moon missions to an Arduino.  The Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) was considerably less powerful than an Arduino.  Continuing along that line, I started investigating other computers used for space exploration.  Since the mars rovers are popular among robot builders, and often the source of inspiration and goals, I decided to take a look at those.  The results are rather interesting.