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I started working on Peter a few weeks ago. And although he is yet to take his first full steps, progress is moving along nicely. I will try and post updates as … Read more
Surveillance and Telepresence
This is my currently on-going project. Basic concept is a robot having telepresence and independent surveillance capabilities. It has Arduino-board handling all the … Read more
Cyclops is a obstacle avoider robot with one obstacle detector. This obstacle detector is prepared with an IR led and IR receiving module. To detect the obstacle … Read more
YellowTrack is a very simple robot that I wanted to build for approach to robotics. I used Arduino Duemilanove board as control card for the servo who move the … Read more
navigate and detect objects
Using a
RETIRED(for now) i plan on rebuilding him some day. his parts are now on my other bot. look out for that and my airsoft bot     update: just ordered 4 futaba … Read more
is cute, warns me when i receive a new e-mail
Using a
As i'm waiting for the last missing parts for my "big" project, i play and make few experiments so i learn new stuff... those days i work on serial communication … Read more
i am trying to build a metal detecting robot. i do not know anything about them but i used to do a lot of programming   so i just took a self propelled mower, … Read more
Flies autonomously with directional control
Using a
I started this project quite a while ago.   My first inspiration came from a hobby parts site: http://www.hobbycity.com.  They advertised a new brushless motor … Read more
navigate using servo mounted sharp IR sensors
Using a
Hello fellow builders. Here is the robot I have been working on. I call him the cardboard cruiser. It's basically a start here bot with my own code. Not very … Read more
Make or duplicate just about anything with Smooth-On liquid plastics
It is all detailed in the Attached pdf file, You can use the same basic method to mold or duplicate almost any part you need for any project. Read more
This is my robot CO2.1 which is a prototype for a future robot. It is run with an Arduino Pro Mini and has 6 QRD1114 lne sensors, a Sharp GP2Y0A21YK range … Read more
Remote Control Robot
Using a
This is my first robot ever built using RF control interfaced through a microcontroller. Its named "Rickshaw", because it kind of looks like one. The remote is a … Read more
Description: September 16, 2009:  This is a small platform I'm designing to test different control algorithms for my undergrad thesis. It's simple so far, … Read more
  Forward by :- Don Quixote - (The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha) The Solar Quest - A legendary story powered by the Sun alone. I Don Quixote of La … Read more
Here's the latest from BOA-Labs: My first omni-wheeler. Read more

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Navigate around using Object detection and Distance Detection
Meet Sparky (Assistive Companion) currently sparky has the ability to find his way around objects and navigate through rooms. Every move that sparky makes is saved … Read more
  i did not want to use the normal methods of a balcing robot.... so i just but a big hunk a metal under the axle. bot demensions 43x43x82 brain: … Read more
just another light seeking robot  41mm wheel base  iphone for size comparison 14cm x 8cm x 7cm   parts list Read more

quad encoder read speed

This is as much a programming problem as it is a mechanical issue I guess.
A few of us are working with quad encoders at the moment and I'm just wondering about ideas how to overcome a problem I've encountered using some.
I'm using interrupt on change to count encoder ticks and also reading a 16 bit timer for the interval between ticks on each motor.

Hello, my first post and first attempt at a robot. I visited the Manchester (UK) Mini Maker Faire recently and saw some biped robots and I decided that I just had … Read more
This is a little board I made in anticipation of Mr. Bdk6's toolchain for the LPC1114. BdkdevThis toolchain is amazing.  Really, if you are wanting to break away … Read more