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Flies scaring everybody that is too near...
Using a
Aimed by fritsl last post :)   ... Atropos is a wifi operated quadrocopter system. It uses a Fonera 2201 with a custom compiled version of GNU/Linux … Read more
This is a simple vehicle which will change the path/direction by sensing the clear path. If there are some obstruction, the vehicle will change the direction and … Read more
Dustin is an interesting robotic head found at a thrift store here in Austin by a fellow member of The Robot Group, Dustin (hence the name). When we first got … Read more
Assists Boy Scouts with Camping Activities
Using a
ScoutBot 1402 is a Robot Designed to take camping with Boy Scout Troop 1402. It is a rather large and heavy Robot, it stands about 5 feet tall, and weighs in at … Read more
Joystick teach, walks about on two legs, fun and rather interesting
  The crankenstein manifesto treatise on sliding bipedal robotic structures and locomotion   Read more
UPDATE 29-SEP 2014 I'm well into programming the robot and enjoying the excitement of getting to grips with the almost finished robot. I thought I'd post an update … 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
Obastacle avoidance
First Robot Build. Vinny was salvaged from an RC car truck that I bought from the Goodwill for $1.99. Read more
This guy is curious and will explore its surroundings. Equipped with GPS, compass, cameras, ultrasonic sensors, infrared distance sensors, sound, light, pressure, temperature, humidity.... it wants to explore.
This is my robot "Earth Explorer One". My inspiration are the Mars explorer robots and after many years of wanting to build one, I've finally started. Now I would … Read more
Telepresence. Human/Computer interaction (speech, movement). Autonomous mode using A* in a controlled environment.
Using a
Upate 09/28/2014 Having issues with my Dynamixels on the head/neck, so I'm moving on to other stuff while I'm waiting for a USB2AX to arrive.  A couple weeks … Read more
capable of moving forward, reverse left and right using single motor
28 Sep 2014 Mechanism and video update: 1st video : Description and Mechanism 2nd video: Full working order 3rd video: Testing with battery 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
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
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

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This is my snow plow bot. It is currently RC but I want to convert it to wireless for internet control.Weighs about 200 pounds. Some Specs: Read more
Balances without gyros - arduino, hc-sr04, continuous servos
Here's my slightly unusual balancing bot. Normally blancing bots use motors and gyros,but my minimal bot uses just servos and an untrasonic distance sensor.   Used … Read more

Hexapod queries

Hi everyone,

I have been thinking of building a remote controlled hexapod from scratch including the code. However having never built anything like it and having basically no experience with arduino, I have a number of querys I would like your opinions on.

Coding

An Endless Journey

Robot Costume Contest

Hey guys!

If anyone is interested (and has mad costume-making skills), ezrobot is running a costume competition for Halloween! It can be any robot, it does not have to be an ezrobot. :) You can win some credit, and we would love to see some submissions from Let's Make Robots!  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNlTiHD1lkU&list=UU2MNH3R1kVMTNZM184bah7g

Hex Caster

Hex Caster is my attempt to come up with some play on the word "hex".

I plan to use this PCB with both my hexapod projects.

Here's the top of the board.

Below is the bottom.

The servo banks are broken into groups of six.

I have seen some great quadruped robots on this site in the past few years and always wanted to build one myself. It became one of the most time-consuming projects … Read more
Balances on two wheels
This robot is called Wheelee. It is simple inverted pendulum robot made on arduino. Firmware, Matlab model, Android application and some articles are on Github … Read more