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Like most people I saw a link to the start here robot and was instantly intrerested.  It seemed to marry my interest in techy stuff and my programming … Read more
Drives over most stuff, occasionally flips over.
Using a
Mr Mountain Monster (MMM) was originally named Mr Suspense because his main modification to the Mr Basic kit from DAGU is the suspension and flexible drive system. … Read more
Navigates using ultrasound, flashes led lights
Using a
I had a great deal of questions before diving into this project. We all have our little preferences in how things should be. I first focused on choosing the right … Read more
Using the Wii Remote IR camera directly with an Arduino
Using a
The Wii Remote became a very intersting tool for hacking and other uses where it not has been mentioned for. After the first hacks appears in the internet a lot of … Read more
Well this is my first robot nothing to do about it. It’s only some gears a strong motor and 2 dry cells (one battery) in a battery holder, 2 tyres and a switch … Read more
HCR-Home care robot is an open source robot project.   It aims to develop an affordable domestic mobile robot platform which can validate various robotics … Read more
Avoids obstacle follows line and detects traffic lights
Using a
The features of this robot are obstacle avoidance line following and detection of the traffic lights.It follows the white path on a black surface and detect the … Read more
French version of the "start here" robot
This article is only a translation on fritsl's excellent tutorial, all credits goes to him. Read more
How to find documentation for your Picaxe products.
I think Picaxe is a great product. But somebody should kick their web department. Sometimes people buy a Picaxe product in another shop, and do not get the manual … Read more
Hello everybody! i'm new here and i would like to share this project of mine. It's a Minisumo-BEAM STYLE. I've always wanted a minisumo and when a … Read more
Main character in my GBxxLMR "universe"
Using a
Update: Same video, but now also streaming from a different provider, as some complained that they could not see the first one. I had 2 weekends to complete … Read more
I have no video of it, but it was a (very stiff) exoskeleton prototype.  Basically it was just a concept.   Main feature: -Gave user the ability to lift between … Read more
Inhabits my fridge's door.
Using a
Meet my robotic fridge magnet! :)     Once upon a time I was getting into my fridge for another bottle of beer, and after closing the door, my eyes stopped at … Read more
Web-controllable roaming camera; autonomous object tracking / obstacle avoidance with IR
Using a
 Latest Update: New 4WD base with omni wheels- see new 'QwerkRover' project! My first robot. I added a couple of features to the "Qwerkbot+" recipe- a sharp IR … 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