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Wifi controller, autonomus, gps, wifi camera, mp3 player
Using a
 UNDER COSTRUCTION  UNDER COSTRUCTION  UNDER COSTRUCTION   Hi everybody (first for all sorry for my bad english), This is my first robot. This is an autonomus … Read more
Take impressive pic's of your bot with this box
In this walk-through, I'm going to show you how to make a box in which you can take awesome pics of your newest creation for cheap! With it, I took this pic of this … Read more
Obstacle avoider. Other behaviours planned.
Using a
Early March - GREAT PROGRESS - Giving it a brain, and a problem solved. I've built the brain-board with its 20x2, pluggged everything together and IT'S ALIVE! - … Read more
A mechanism with a one-track mind.
This is something I built a while ago.  I won't call it a robot as it's very limited in its function - It only knows about FORWARD!  It was just an idea which I … Read more
navigate around on its own using infrared and digital logic
Using a
this is my new "robot" fully designed by me , its name on-board comes from the way it was designed , its quite literally all on the single printed circuit board ! … Read more
    Based off the ever popular "How to build your first robot" by Fritsl, this is the most up to date version of my first robot, named Robet (Robe-et) Read more
“The Crawler” is my first indoor robot with a range sensor. In hindsight I can see that I probably should have gone with motors and wheels, but I wanted to … Read more
I am basically in the middle of a long-term Walking Vehicle Project, dedicated to a passed science teacher. Read more
Allows to build basic robots with arduino very easily
I wanted a single sided motor shield which would allow me to control a few servos and 2 DC Motors. All this while allowing easy sensor interfacing. The shield had … Read more
Navigate around via ultrasound, detects light sources
Using a
This is my first attempt on building an 'arty' bot. I didn't know before I started, that this would be the most time instensive robot I 've ever build. But I've … Read more
underwater exploration for lakes and reefs
Using a
- Summary - More information within the weekend... Read more
This is my first working robot as I have had a few other attempts but had problems with the arduino's motor shield (I kinda overheated a few components to the … Read more
Draws giant circles in the snow
After looking through some of the robots on this site, seeing the videos of Trata, and then looking out of my office window to see the dwindling remains of 4' of … Read more
Insert decimal numbers, dash, and star, to any of your projects
Hi, got this keypad from my local sparkfun distribuitor, but wasn't sure how to wire it up, the pins aren't in order, like on most other tutorials/examples, so … Read more
Wavecrafter chirps and beeps at you to let you know about things and stuff.
So, a little while back I made a posting about adding a low-cost ADC module to micros for various reasons. At the same time as I was testing this concept out, I … 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