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This is my first real attempt at robotics. I do have my own bot design in mind, but i decided i should start with something small. I'm really a learn-by-example … Read more
Navigtes around the house using waypoints and ping corrections.
Using a
  I just started with robotics a few months ago, I started with the boe-bot and basic stamp2. A good learning platform, but I quickly found it's limitations. Read more
Transforms your Bland Bot into a Mega Rainbow Hippie
 How to Colour Your PolyMorph...........  Its taken me around 8 months to find the solution to colouring PolyMorph. Then i struck it lucky... an Artist Friend … Read more
runs around shooting things. for now
Using a
My parts are alive again. my bot recycling is in force. started out with raduinos treaded base and a pair of servos from blocky.some 5min epoxy and some random … Read more
Still in the making. Powered by (6)xHigh toque (50kg/cm @ 55RPM) 140rpm motors turning 1/8 Scale R/C Truck tyres via a Pololu Motor Driver. Read more
 ShC v1 (Simple hexapod Clone version 1)   Description. This small hexbot its based in the simple three-servo hexapod robot using the Pololu Micro Maestro. This … Read more
* avoids obstacles * avoids edges *detects motion *has a external rf camera *made a software that records what the camera sees. just baby stuff.      trying to … Read more
this is a new type of beam robot: a talker it  is just a prototype and a first of its kind,when it is in sunlight ,it springs to life, it can talk or chew all of … Read more
Meet Mr. Lobster. He's big, ugly and lazy - but he's also environmentally conscientious. Now in full-colour video! Wow! Read more
Act cute, try to keep itself charged
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Not much to say about it at this point; this little guy is basically going to be a living ornament. Read more
Built this little guy for a mate of mine. The main housing is from a speaker set designed to plug directly into a small MP3 player. The base is a machined aluminium … Read more
Controlling Picaxe microcontrollers with a computer or let them communicate
Using a
On general demand (ok, Fritsl asked me...), I will show and explain you how to let several Picaxe microcontrollers communicate with each other or how to control a … Read more
I had been working on a simple platform when i saw fritsl Little 08. So to my box of bits at work fished out the safety light project and a microswitch and in no … Read more
Update: Arh! I wanted to shoot a new video in sunshine and everything. So I found a time where I could film it, and I started by having a little fun.. and then it … Read more
My main passion is photographing and this has led me into the world of electronics and microcontrollers. The object of this device is to vibrate a membrane using a … 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