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Serves Salt when you need it. Hangs over the table, waits for sound (voice command, soon) and hands me the salt cellar
Float, sail, tow, look small in the middle of a pond, harrass submarines
Hi. This is my first project post (but not my first project), so sorry if I've done anything wrong. I'm not sure if I'm OK to post this, as it is an RC model, but … Read more
                MDi #3 means Mech-Dickel interactive number 3. Well, it's not going to be something so interactive like Jarvis, but I hope I'll have much … Read more
...then I can have Nosy! A very brief introduction, if I may. I have been designing and building robots and robot control systems professionally for more years than … Read more
     This project is an attempt to make a low scale humanoid biped utilizing as controller an Arduino UNO and nothing more. The actuators will be 12x servo motor … Read more
One thing most robots need is the ability to control motors. This circuit will work from 7.2V to 15V with PWM frequencies up to 25KHz and drive motors with a stall … Read more
A picture is worth a 1000 words.  I have started to document all of the important settings of the Raspberry Pi  Pi NoIR camera. As I am pretty impressed by its … Read more
Light seeking without microcontroller
Snuffy the light seeker made by Žygimantas Pusvaškis Lithuania   1. Read more
Opensource platform for making creative robot
Using a
Nice to meet you. I'm a hobbyist from Japan. At first, I feel LMR is an awesome community ! There are a lot of unique and creative robots. All of your works are … Read more
The Garden's fountain for the dogs based on Arduino.
Using a
Dog Fountain The Garden's fountain for the dogs based on Arduino Introduction The project started with 2 dogs in a garden and bowls always empty or fill with … Read more
The Garden's Camera based on Raspberry Pi (with motion detection)
Picammory The Garden's Camera based on Raspberry Pi (with motion detection) Introduction This project build a high definition camera from a dummy outdoor … Read more
I'm building an Internet-Enabled dog feeder.  Raspberry Pi for brains, running a LAMP server that interfaces with a camera and servo to dispense treats.  More … Read more
It flips an double hourglass every 3 minutes
I made this little silly build because I got my hands on a business gift at work. It's a double hourglass where one glass is regular but the other side lacks the … Read more
Designed for the Veyron 24 Servo Controller and Software
We all know that the "Veyron" is a super cool Bugatti Automobile..... until now.... What I present here is the Veyron24  complete with Full Plastic … 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