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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
We are currently prototyping a new 6WD platform and we also have a cool robot arm kit, both are made of aluminium. I have decided to merge the two into a cool 6WD … Read more
first update Number 3 has now 2 picaxe 18X, a little lcd, a tilt sensor  and 2 switch in front the 2 picaxe speak with serial wire (sorry for my english i am … Read more
This was basically just a test to see if the rubber track set from Tamyia would fit on a Mr. Basic frame. It took about an 30 minutes while watching TV, to test out … Read more
Rolls about under microprocessor control. Avoids obstacles.
Using a
Having taken a sabbatical from programming Big Chaser, I decided to do a ball bot. There are a pair of pudding bowls or mixing bowls attached directly onto a … Read more
I am building this robot for a course i am currently enroled in, the Edexcel Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). This course requires you to complete a project of … Read more
SplatBot X2 is one of my many re-creations for DAGU.  Before I came to work for DAGU, splatbot was selected to become a DAGU / LMR robot. It has been one of those … Read more
Avoiding objects and walls
Using a
This is my second robot, it is the same basic "cutting board" robot but now using the Sharp GP2Y0A02YK0F to avoid objects and walls. The code have comments and … Read more
Displays stuff sent through a serial connection from a PC or Microcontroller
Using a
10 October 2009 I discovered a flaw in the current design that will only allow the controller to work with a connection to the computer and not to a … Read more
Powerful union of a Beagleboard and Arduino to navigate using computer vision from a webcam
Using a
The Beagle-Arduino robot will use a Beagleboard for high-level robot functions: image processingartificial intelligencespeech synthesisvoice recognitioninternet … Read more
hello , this is my first robot , it is intended to be a long term project  kinda like CtC s WALTER , so far i only have the motors and motor drivers . Read more

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This is a little board I made in anticipation of Mr. Bdk6's toolchain for the LPC1114. BdkdevThis toolchain is amazing.  Really, if you are wanting to break away … Read more

Use an Arduino to get to the Moon

So, this whole Maker movement has got you excited, and the rocket you are building in your backyard is nearing completion.  But you haven't decided on a navigation computer yet.  You were thinking of using a laptop, but your daughter needs it for school.  Maybe a Beaglebone Black.  Darn!  Seems they are sold out everywhere.  You look around your lab, but all you can find is an Arduino. At first you pass right over it.  But when you can't find anything else, you start to wonder, "Could it get me to the moon?"

ComMotion Shield for omni and mecanum wheel robots

After building my first omni wheel robot I realized how difficult it can be to monitor 4 encoders and drive 4 motors so I designed the ComMotion shield. As the name suggest the shield is designed for motion control but as I ended up with 2 spare serial ports I decided to add communications abilities to the shield hence the name ComMotion.

What every robot builder needs to know about

It is probably safe to say that every member of LMR is interested in machines that interact with their environment.  Interacting with the environment means getting information from it to provide feedback to the machine.  In the  electronics and computer worlds, "information" means "signals."  And since most of our robots use digital signals, whether with discrete logic chips or some sort of computer, and our machines need to do some sort of processing on those signals, we all need to be familiar with Digital Signal Processing (DSP). One note before we go on.

Makes a loud, piercing noise!
If anyone would like a look, I've posted a 3D printed loud noisemaker on Instructables and Thingiverse -  The Orange Screamer -  which is proving to be rather … 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