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Navigates around via ultrasound without falling using LED and LDR, Follows lines.
Using a
This is my first homemade robot. It is inspired on the Start Here Robot and Amanda LDR. Changes: Read more
navigate around, make sounds, communicate with other 'bots, flash lights
Using a
crawling like a baby
this is my new robot ,it`s a baby ,it`s crawling  ,it`s very simple ,just a servo motor ,some metal parts ,and some creation ,i took this idea from AndyGadget in … Read more
Changes his facial expression according to brightness
Using a
No, wrong thought --- it's not a Jack O'Lantern robot. Mr. Sunsmile changes his facial expression according to the brightness of the ambient light. A LDR is hidden … Read more
This is my first robot R1. It's made from MERKUR. Behavior drive the uprocessor Picaxe 28X1 and program write in Basic. He autonomous ride and avoids the subject. … Read more
Navigates around via ultrasound, turns on the lights when it gets darker, looks just awful and feels raped.
Using a
First of all, hello LMR! I'm new here so very impatient to learn everything and meet everybody. I saw this website few months ago and instantly fell in love with … Read more
Curl is a small mobile robot designed to implement simple autonomous obstacle avoidance behaviors and to be easily expandable. It is cylindrical, 5 inches diameter, … Read more
i've made a arduino serial and a AVR downloader for make robots.  Read more
This is my first robot, I used: Microcontroller Microchip 18F2221 C language programming, free C18 compiler. Servos HS311 Xbee radio I designed the PCBs using eagle … Read more
Avoids obstacles, follows the line
Using a
This robot is a line follower for ISTROBOT competition (www.robotika.sk/contest).   It's brain is ATmega16 AVR connectable to the PC via Bluetooth - this allows to … Read more
This project is a collection of experiences related to seeing and percieving the world from the point of view of robotic creatures. Robots will send sensor data … Read more
I am modifying this publix truck to make it a lille more fun for my son, and so I can learn a little in the process. I got the LED's in for the turn signals and … Read more
Announces the time using your voice
Popcorn is a tribute to the time-of-day announcement service.  Here's a demo; Read more
You may think this is a strange tip, but I am very serious; Someone should have tipped me: Get an oscilloscope!
I am sorry if this seams like a strange tip. But the point with the tips are to let other know what you have ecperienced / learned / would have wished someone would … Read more

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Heated Bed Warning Light

Hello everyone, I thought I'd share a circuit I am using on a little 3D printer upgrade project.

I have a heated bed PCB for my Printrbot that I am currently adding to the underside my aluminum bed. I needed clips to hold the pcb in place and provide a housing for wire strain relief. I designed some and printed them out. I wanted to add LED warning lights to the clips so they would glow when the bed was hot. I really wanted the lights to stay lit after the bed was off and slowly dim to nothing over about an hours time like the warning light on my stove does.

So far it's used to test modified Eddie firmware.
As I mentioned in an earlier blog, I was given a bunch of really cool robot parts by Parallax in exchange for modifying their "Eddie" code to work with different … Read more
Blender > Part 001 - Real Time Keyboard Control
Blender > Part 001 - Real Time Keyboard Control. For us to understand how we can use blender to control our real life robots we have to know a little more … Read more
Blendering your Python Code. Here is a walkthrough showing how to implement Python scripts in Blender. Blender can be used as a powerful Gui to not only display … Read more
produce chaotic drawings with his pen
hi all I am mr. Chaos  I can draw chaotic drawings with my ink pen i suck energy from a 1.4 v zinc air cell nice to meet you Read more
"Spidy" the spider robot. A bunch of people have built these. After my having seen them I had to make one too!  :-) Spidy is a Start Here type robot. Otherwise … Read more
A nice, simple base running on good ol' Fritz code
Using a
Well folks, Here's another entry based on Fritz's great code. One goal I had was to not have anything soldered directly to the main board. Instead I installed … Read more
Charges lithium polymer and lithium ion cells
About a year ago, I bought a pretty nice, but old, digital camera in a thrift shop for $3.  I really like the camera, and one thing I like about it is that it has … Read more