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Navigate around via ultrasound, uses 4 legs to walk
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My first robot was an autonomous rover based on the "Start Here" robot. So this time I wanted to go one step further and make something different, write my own code … Read more
I just noticed that a servo and a SRF05 range finder's trigger might be able to share an output pin on Picaxe 28x1 (should work on other models too). It should be … Read more
Sterylite6000 is a large and somewhat unusual robot.  Originally it was designed to use only six servos.  This worked resonably well, but did not get good ground … Read more
Move around, controlled through Remote Desktop Connection, 27 MHz R/c controller, 2.4 GHz ZyXEL Roouter to serial port to PIC 16F628a, Voice activated and uses TSOP sensors to navigate it's way. It also records voice and Camera inputs.
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This is acctually my first robot. I know that I had to start small but as I just passed GRADE 10 and I'm studying for IIT, I wouldn't have any time to do another … Read more
Obstacle avoiding, arduino powered robot with the option to toggle to remote control.
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This is my first attempt at a robot.  I started off with a Arduino Robot Kit from robotshop.com and modified it a bit from there.  I used a Parallax Ping … Read more
    And the Winner is... Drum roll.  Jad- Berro with Vario   And here is your fabulous prizes LMR bragging Rights. and an E-5. place hand on the screen where … Read more
Allows your robot to see and track nearby objects
The purpose of this cheap, easy to make eye is to allow your robot to track movement of nearby objects (within 200mm). After much experimentation and various … Read more
Patrols desktop environments, has a habit of shoving things off the edges...
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This is Sebastian (A.K.A. "Sebbie"), a little palm-sized robot I built as a present for my partner since I figured it was about time I built something for her =) Read more
It would compete in a Mini-Sumo class contest and push opponent out of ring
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 Let me show you my latest bot. He was made using the Mini-Sumo class rules. A complete rundown on the rules can be found HERE. I strayed a bit from them as I use … Read more
Avoiding obstacles via IR sensor mounted on sweeping servo
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Hi, its very fun to make my first post here!   This is my first try with the Arduino. A rover / bot Based on a brand new Traxxas Stampede. All it does is to look … Read more
Lightseeker/photovore
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This is my second functioning robot. All the parts are recycled, so it didn't cost me more than a bit of time. The schematics can be found all over the internet, … Read more
**Update 5.29.10** Alright! I have successfully gone the other way now! (Not like that). Top Video and yes, the lighting sucked. Here's the system: Picaxe 28x2 (in … Read more
Pretty basic following of Frits' awesome 'Start Here' robot.  I bought all the parts from Solarbotics and Robot Shop with a few random things that I forgot from … Read more
I did a brief video tutorial on Diptrace - this is part 2 on Laying out a PCB.  Part 1, covering schematics is here. \ Read more
Cuts 2D and 2.5D shapes controlled by the PC.
Hi all! V2.5 is almost here, I'm still thinking on a nice name for it :) For now a list of changes I have done since V2.1: - upgraded motors to 200 steps/rev bigger … 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