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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
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

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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