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Drives around like it owns the place
A few years ago I made a robot which I called Gumpy to explore the capabilities of the Arduino microcontroller with applications to robotics. Gumpy 2 is … Read more
For better readability I have attached a pdf, which explains how linear regression is used for supervised machine learning. In this paper I also derived the general … Read more
Carry Tools and Laptop to free human hands.
Using a
  COMPLETED: 2011.12.08 This is my first robot built from scratch and I am new to robotics. I haven't played with electronics for over 25 years and I have a … Read more
Some years ago I made this software oscilloscope and shared it on this site. Then a couple of years passed without me logging on, and in the meantime the link to … Read more
Hi!! I made  telepresence robot. Device was mounted on the robot:LIVA(small windows PC),Arduino Development language:Processing Read more
[Update: Chapter PROGRAMMING - Chat bot mode] Introduction x2 is a small humanoid robot platform for my current research. The specifications are as following: Read more
LM4755 amp it is a fun project i always like to build audio projects, i repair amplifiers.   chips: power amp chip(LM4755) preamp chip(LM4562) EQ 3 band(LM4562) … Read more
Guys this is my(our viz. me and my cousin) second robot based on Oddbot's Quadbot. Must firstly thank DAGU & robotshop.com for providing me all the materials … Read more
Ok, so I have wanted to build a robot for a while, but school prevented me from starting anything.  At the beginning of this summer I bought a Raspberry Pi to just … Read more
Spinning line follower or maze solver
I've now attached a 3D model in Sketchup. Scamper started as an experimental omni wheel platform. The challenge with omni or mecanum wheels is that you need precise … Read more
autonomous, web controlled.
Hello everyone! I've been learning as much as I can, but now I am starting to build. And with info / help from this site I hope to make some awesome robots :) the … Read more
Robotic parts made with simple tools.
     Even with 3D printers and milling machines accessible nowadays, I guess this post will interest some people. From time to time, I am asked how I produce my … Read more

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Autonomous operation,solenoid engine powered
This creation was a test to build a robot using a solenoid engine that I had made previously, and to make a functional robotic forklift using sensors, with a … 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
Exercises gyro wheel toy so I don't have to.
9-17-2014 - This is version 1 of my project to automate a gyro wheel toy. I really wanted to use reed switches but didn't have any available so created my own … Read more

How to make a medium size robot. Let's make a guide!

Now we have wonderful tutorials for making beginners and small robots, but bigger robot need stronger frame, motors, bigger batteries and can do much more work.

There are good examples of medium size robots here, but it would be useful to me and maybe others if there is a good comparison of various motors and drivers, how to get them and what to care about to avoid crashes and dangers.

Navigate around via ultrasound
Using a
First attempt at a palm sized simple autonomous robot. Extremely basic, the Arduino turns the bot left if the Ping senses something closer than 3-4 inches away. … 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