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I have always loved the looks of the omnibots and have the bigger ones. I found this omnibot on Ebay and I figured that the box like body would be big enough for … Read more
Navigate around via ping))) ultrasound detector.
Using a
This is my first robot rover I built with an arduino duemilanove and an Adafruit motorshield. It is not my first attempt however. The motors, tracks and metal frame … Read more
I built this from a kit.  Preprogrammed IC, and simple IR system.  Great way to learn how to solder onto a circuit board.  Since completing robot, I've detail … Read more
Lieutenant Dan is my entry in a junkbot contest. The "sponsor" wanted humanoids. I think Lt. Dan qualifies as a humanoid, even though only the top half of one. Read more
I wasn't really gonna post this robot, but then I thought what the heck, it IS my 1st robot. Besides the next time one of you guys make a robot that isn't as … Read more
Stays "alive" by navigating towards bright light sources
Updated 28/10/2009 Added a video of the bot in motion. Description This is my first vibrobot. I've wanted to create a phototropic BEAM vibrobot for a long time … Read more
Vaccums the floor.. in the future
Using a
    It has a funky name because I like funky names. Otherwise, it's ultimately just a box, with four cpu fans to create suction, and move around and bump into … Read more

J9X

This simple project has a Picaxe 28x2 and a speakjet daughterboard. I layed out the components of it in Google sketchup. Because LMR doesn't allow sketchup files as … Read more
RC via Bluetooth, avoids obsticals
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  This robot comes in a kit from A-wit, the original name is BOL-bot (Board of Learning). http://www.c-stamp.com/CS710003.htm Read more
How to produce cheap and environment friendly body parts
Hi, LMR! Today we are going to produce some body parts for our robots using glue and paper. Yes, just glue and paper! This is a little introduction into … Read more
The Red Baron Solarized (Weekend Project). Question :- What do you get if you strap a Solar cell wired up in a Miller-Engine configuration, with the output powering … Read more
this is actually not a robot,, but im still learning and try to start building one. its my 1st project using PIC.  it is a gate/door that can be open and close by … Read more
Controlled by a pic 16f84a microcontroller, it responds to light and shadows in a brightly lit room. Made of plywood, paper clips and popsicle sticks, as far as … Read more
Wakes people up and runs away with alarm clock on his back :)
Using a
Ok, It came to the piont Mr. Wake got some shape, so I'm posting it here. Wake is Mr. Basic V2.0 contest entry, and he is intelligent annoyeing alarm clock bot :D. … Read more
This is Ardubot, another Arduino based robot. Its base is the Sparkfun Ardubot. The brain is a Seeeduino V328 Arduino Duemilanove compatible board. Powered by a … Read more

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Autonomous operation,solenoid engine powered
This creation was a test to build a robot using a solenoid engine that I had made previously, and to make a functional robotic forklift using sensors, with a … Read more
Allows any Arduino board to accept commands from an IR receiver
Most homes these days have at least 1 infrared remote control for controlling the television. These remote controls can also be used to control robots or even to … Read more
Exercises gyro wheel toy so I don't have to.
9-17-2014 - This is version 1 of my project to automate a gyro wheel toy. I really wanted to use reed switches but didn't have any available so created my own … Read more

How to make a medium size robot. Let's make a guide!

Now we have wonderful tutorials for making beginners and small robots, but bigger robot need stronger frame, motors, bigger batteries and can do much more work.

There are good examples of medium size robots here, but it would be useful to me and maybe others if there is a good comparison of various motors and drivers, how to get them and what to care about to avoid crashes and dangers.

Navigate around via ultrasound
Using a
First attempt at a palm sized simple autonomous robot. Extremely basic, the Arduino turns the bot left if the Ping senses something closer than 3-4 inches away. … Read more
The robot shown here, which is based on factory parts. The HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensing type distance measuring device used. The sen Read more