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Quick and simple tester for LIPO voltages
This was a quickie project for checking LIPO voltages before parallel charging and can also check individual cell voltages of multi-cell batteries or anything using … Read more
ok so this is the stalled K9 mark Pom, I have a Cubie Truck3 for the main brain so I can run the ROS on it. and that is where it stalled lol I have 4 vex omni … Read more
Sense light levels
This is my first project so it may not be very impressive. This  costed arpund $10 to build however I am in the UK... What the project does: if the light level is … Read more
Description: The purpose of the project is to design a robot that can be controlled by human voice. The first video shows the test of the robot. The second video … Read more
Sorts lego into their singular piece types
Hi. Imgur photos here: http://imgur.com/a/AZg0n#0 At the end of grade 12 I had a control systems assignment and as my project I decided to make a Lego sorter. The … Read more

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test bed for four wheel drive, and hits everything
    Q is my introduction to four wheel drive rover designed to be used with the picaxe 28x2 shield but any controller with  four motors and four servo's will … Read more
Was in home for a one day holiday. Decided to do something. Was pretty simple to make, with ATMEGA by my side. Video quality isn't so good bcoz i am in a hurry, and … Read more
Allows any Arduino board to accept commands from an IR receiver
Most homes these days have at least 1 infrared remote control for controlling the television. These remote controls can also be used to control robots or even to … Read more
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
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
The robot shown here, which is based on factory parts. The HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensing type distance measuring device used. The sen Read more
Learns from Listening and Asking Questions, Tracks Colors and Heat, 6 Web Services, Database of Learned Knowledge
Using a
10/20/14 Update - It's all about Wolfram Alpha 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
Stands guard over the halloween sweets
My youngest son and I go to the local CoderDojo and the next meeting has a Halloween theme so I decided to do something based on Scratch for Arduino. Usually I … Read more
Plot Pictures on a whiteboard
This is a review of the Makeblock XY-Plotter v2.0.. I have got the chance to test the new plotter. Many thanks to Makeblock for the plotter kit and the support … 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