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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
supports bots while not in use
as it says on the tin, this two piece stand with a loo roll for the height. Read more
This is my first attempt at making a biped robot. As with all other robots I have created in the past I always start off small (Test Bed) and then only after … Read more
It's now over 18 months since the first BOB appeared strutting across K120189's worktop and I still haven't made one so I'm going to remedy that.  However, now … Read more
If you want to see traditional Lion Dancing then check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGQq9o0jSpU I've been asked to convert a traditional Chinese … Read more
Walks, talks, dances. interacts with user through voice recognition - tells terrible jokes
Noodlebot main components: - Satay veg with tofu - Arduino Nano v3 - EasyVR 2.0 voice recognition module - 4 x MG90 Micro Servos - Ultrasonic Module HC-SR04 - 8x8 … Read more
     For a long time I wanted to build a quadruped robot. And... you guys may have seen in some of my videos that I have many dogs at my home (precisely … Read more
it does nothing at the moment
this is a long way from being complete it still needs a brain (most likely arduino clone) planing on geting a motor shield(for the arduino clone) it will have an … Read more
Provides a simple test bed for various hardware and software technologies.
Double decker circle platform robot. 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