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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
Remotely driven by TV remote
Using a
  Here is my latest Bot, modified from the original design. It started as a Line Follower that steered with a servo. That idea did not work as I planned so the … Read more
This is the first robot that I made with my friend (anto), is the first time our robot tournament held on campus, and first win. Read more
A simple explanation of IMU devices that does not require any advanced math.
 The full up-to-date text of article can be accessed here: http://starlino.com/imu_guide.html This guide is intended to everyone interested in inertial MEMS … Read more
Avoids objects, recognizes objects, and more. Breaks
Using a
Newest Update: Oh my, its been a long time. Well, I'm finally back to programming the little guy after many hours of trial and error. Unfortunantly, he had a bit … Read more
Uses current generated on coils in stepper to act as an encoder
Pretty simple circuit I found, you may have to play with the resistor values to get the output to logic level depending on your steppper.It uses two voltage … Read more
Runs around sees things and avoids them and perhaps makes some robot noises via a speaker
Using a
Hi everyone. I am Giovanni Izar. I am brand new to robotics and this will be my first attempt at making one. Read more
plays clean sweep a vex game
Using a
this is our front 2 vex geared motors(oposite)to list the arm     the game vex teams play this year is CLEAN SWEEP this is our claw 1 motor this can lift a 30 … 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.