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BuoyBot is my submition for the Single Motor Robot Challenge.     General Structure: Read more
Update 20-09-2014 I've finally finished stuffing all the electronics into a compact space so it isn't a big mess of wires...kind of like a small,fat  R2D2 :D As … Read more

RG2

New Video 8-24-14      RG2 combines several ideas i have been thinking about for a few years.      With one CR Servo it can go forward or turn left or right. … Read more
HelloSpoon is intended to help children with upper limb difficulties, special needs and elderly to have a fun and happy breakfast, meal and dinner time.
Hello to everybody! 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
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
This is a hexapod I've been working on for a while. It's a kit from Paul K. The hexapod uses HobyKing HXT900 servos. I was able to get the robot to successfully … Read more
Hello,  After buying an Arduino starter kit and playing a little bit with it I found out that it's possible to create robots with it. Doing some research on … Read more
move forward, reverse left and right using single motor
15 Sep 2014; This project is now complete for me although i haven't explored reverse movement. Thanks to Yahmez for the challenge. Materials: Aluminium flat bar for … Read more
App controlled using arduino uno, android
The robot will think using a cheap smartphone(<80€) and use gps, accellerometer and compass data from the phone to command arduino through bluetooth or host … Read more
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
Continuing to explore quadruped walking, I decided to see if I can build a robot that would have 2 degrees of freedom per leg, but still have leg inverse … Read more
Learns from Listening and Asking Questions, Tracks Colors and Heat, 6 Web Services, Database of Learned Knowledge
Using a
9/14/14 Update - Its all about being Reusable and Configurable 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

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I was working on my first robot "bug" (http://letsmakerobots.com/robot/project/bug), for Yahmez' single motor challenge. However, with only two weeks to go I did … Read more
Science, Technology, Engineering, (Art) and Math (STEM / STEAM) curriculum is gaining momentum in K-12 education. It's exciting to see so many new makers and … Read more
First Robot Build. Vinny was salvaged from an RC car truck that I bought from the Goodwill for $1.99. Read more

Robot Class

I am in the process of submitting a course proposal for an adult evening education program that would introduce people to robotics. One of the entries that I must fill in deals with expected material costs. I would appreciate feedback on what would be appropiate expenses and whether the school should include the costs as part of the registration or if the student should buy the components as needed. I am in favor of having an option not to build.

On a similar note, would it be better to first offer a course in "C" programming geared to a possible robotics controller board?

Extra Hardware Needed for Larger Hexapod

About a month ago I purchased hexapod kit off ebay.

Aluminium-Hexapod-Spider-Six-3DOF-Legs-Robot-Frame-Kit-for-Arduino

Yesterday as a break from program my Mini Hexapod, I started putting together this larger one.