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Main character in my GBxxLMR "universe"
Using a
Update: Same video, but now also streaming from a different provider, as some complained that they could not see the first one. I had 2 weekends to complete … Read more
I have no video of it, but it was a (very stiff) exoskeleton prototype.  Basically it was just a concept.   Main feature: -Gave user the ability to lift between … Read more
Inhabits my fridge's door.
Using a
Meet my robotic fridge magnet! :)     Once upon a time I was getting into my fridge for another bottle of beer, and after closing the door, my eyes stopped at … Read more
Web-controllable roaming camera; autonomous object tracking / obstacle avoidance with IR
Using a
 Latest Update: New 4WD base with omni wheels- see new 'QwerkRover' project! My first robot. I added a couple of features to the "Qwerkbot+" recipe- a sharp IR … Read more
    Is it possible to make a compass from something that was designed for something else and to do it inexpensively? We shall see!     Goal: To make a robot … Read more
Locks on to you and your chestnuts, and then puffs you off track, and causes energy loss.
Using a
I was asked to show some robot-stuff in a mall in a good week from now. My problem is as always lack of time.. so I went for simple and flashy. I am doing some … Read more
Its a pretty fun robot to see what it can climb and what not but I will improve it real soon. Read more
Wander around the room
Using a
After a long period of inactivity, I've finally returned to working on this project. I was just too busy to work on it and I didn't have the parts I needed. … Read more
Obstacle Avoider and Line Follower
Using a
Mini robot follows the black path on a white surface it also detects the obstacles on its path. I use pic16f628a microcontroller and sensors cny70, tsop1738 Read more
ATM it only wanders around avoids objects with it's IR
Using a
Botty 3! Updates: * 16x2 Serial LCD * Two Sharp-IRs * Temp Sensor & Light Sensor * Driving light, turns on when low light 3 Buttons for menu on lcd … Read more
Codename Peek-E is my first robot, well that I built anyway. I own a lot of robots but this is the first time I tried to build one. Peek-E is based off of the … Read more
Basic instructions on how to add one of the most commonly available fuel cells to your next project.
Fuel cells! Power source of the future! Ever thought it would be cool to have one of these things powering your next big project? Well now you can, because I'm … Read more
Detect motion and track it
Using a
This project is the first step in my motion tracking. This Eye was built and adapted from an LRM post  I use similer parts except my transistors are generic 2222 … Read more
Roams around until it runs into something. Then it gets scared and tried to blend in.
Using a
I was hoping to finish this robot in time for the Mr Basic DAGU II competition, but I doubt I will have it done in the next 24 hours. Here is what I have so far! Read more

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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
I'm back guys. This here was intended to draw graphs of equations, but for the sake of ease i made it to just draw, Or may be write(Provided you can control it). If … 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
Balances without gyros - arduino, hc-sr04, continuous servos
Here's my slightly unusual balancing bot. Normally blancing bots use motors and gyros,but my minimal bot uses just servos and an untrasonic distance sensor.   Used … Read more

Hexapod queries

Hi everyone,

I have been thinking of building a remote controlled hexapod from scratch including the code. However having never built anything like it and having basically no experience with arduino, I have a number of querys I would like your opinions on.

Coding

An Endless Journey

Robot Costume Contest

Hey guys!

If anyone is interested (and has mad costume-making skills), ezrobot is running a costume competition for Halloween! It can be any robot, it does not have to be an ezrobot. :) You can win some credit, and we would love to see some submissions from Let's Make Robots!  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNlTiHD1lkU&list=UU2MNH3R1kVMTNZM184bah7g

Hex Caster

Hex Caster is my attempt to come up with some play on the word "hex".

I plan to use this PCB with both my hexapod projects.

Here's the top of the board.

Below is the bottom.

The servo banks are broken into groups of six.