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Avoid obstacles, wake me up, water the plants.
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09/06/09 I finished the latest cleaner head and mounted it temporarily on Ozzy with double sided tape. This is the 3rd revision of the vacuum head, the 2nd was made … Read more
First project board : ) Its basically a 40x1 hooked up to a l293d, with a bi-color LED. All the random pins are for either ground or power, with 2 being analogue … Read more
Hello guys; Here is my first robot arm 5 axis design.The robot will be control through serial interface using microcontroller and PC based. The mechanical parts has … Read more
Navigate via IR, avoid obstacles, eat old people's medicine.
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 01SEP09  Video finally got him moving.  he's not exactly the brightest bulb, but i'm proud of him.  I had to redo the Tamiya gearbox down to the 203:1 from … Read more
This is my second robot. It's going to run off of an Arduino Diecimila. It will have 3 servos, used for movement. I currently have 2 of them up and running. My plan … Read more
I haven't posted a Lego robot or a line follower, so I thought I'd do both together. Line followers have been done to death. I've blown the dust off my Lego RCX. … Read more
rotates around the house, bumping into things
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After my last robot I decided to give them all temporary, work-in-progress names. Kinda like code names, while I await inspiration for a "proper" name. Stealing … Read more
This is my second proyect i decided to make a biped ( in emulation of the metal gear saga ) the circuit that controls the servos consists in a pic16f88 and i also … Read more
it does pushup exersise
this robot is simble and could be made in an hour  ( sorry,video quality is low ) Read more
Drives 2 DC brushed motors. Holds 4A per motor.
Need a 8A  motor driver but don't have a lot of cash, look no further this article describes a simple and cheap solution. This project uses just few electronic … Read more
 Sorry if I hurt posted. this is my first post, and I'm not very good in English :)    My very first robot.... I know it's… a just toy, it's a real stupid, to … Read more
avoid obstacles
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Héyo it’s a serious business gays!  The IR bobot avoiding obstacles with perfection! It’s my first true programming robot ! Meanwhile the official video (I … Read more
3 years pass since I progressed; now I know a little program the PIC My goal in this new project was to create a robot worthy of the name, programmable! With a … Read more
Nothing interiesting YET
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Hi, its my first robot project posted on this site. It's mobile platform intended to improvement. At first, few things about mechanics:  motors: 2 es-030 Servos … Read more
Autonomously follow "AM" by following the signal beacon in her necklace
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This isn't my first robot, but it is the first one I'm posting on here.  After reading through  Tobi , I figured I should put this one on here.  I really wish I … Read more

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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
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quad encoder read speed

This is as much a programming problem as it is a mechanical issue I guess.
A few of us are working with quad encoders at the moment and I'm just wondering about ideas how to overcome a problem I've encountered using some.
I'm using interrupt on change to count encoder ticks and also reading a 16 bit timer for the interval between ticks on each motor.

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
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