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This is the fusion of my old Qwerkbot project and a 4WD base, with omniwheels replacing the originals. I've also attached one of Oddbot's compound IR sensors for … Read more
Free program for drawing complex flow charts
It’s always good practice to draw a flow chart before start coding. That will save you lot of debugging problems and the structure and flow of your program will … Read more
wanders about trying to avoid stuff
Using a
I give you "Survivor Bot 08M"... if your wondering about the name, well my sister (a full grown adult) picked the robot up and thew it across the room, smashing it … Read more
Walks around autonomous
Using a
Hi i'm from Romania and i am 17  year old.I am in robotics from age of 13 and i will show you my scrap built 4 legs walker.I have started with two old servos and a … Read more
Wifi controller, autonomus, gps, wifi camera, mp3 player
Using a
 UNDER COSTRUCTION  UNDER COSTRUCTION  UNDER COSTRUCTION   Hi everybody (first for all sorry for my bad english), This is my first robot. This is an autonomus … Read more
Take impressive pic's of your bot with this box
In this walk-through, I'm going to show you how to make a box in which you can take awesome pics of your newest creation for cheap! With it, I took this pic of this … Read more
Obstacle avoider. Other behaviours planned.
Using a
Early March - GREAT PROGRESS - Giving it a brain, and a problem solved. I've built the brain-board with its 20x2, pluggged everything together and IT'S ALIVE! - … Read more
A mechanism with a one-track mind.
This is something I built a while ago.  I won't call it a robot as it's very limited in its function - It only knows about FORWARD!  It was just an idea which I … Read more
navigate around on its own using infrared and digital logic
Using a
this is my new "robot" fully designed by me , its name on-board comes from the way it was designed , its quite literally all on the single printed circuit board ! … Read more
    Based off the ever popular "How to build your first robot" by Fritsl, this is the most up to date version of my first robot, named Robet (Robe-et) Read more
“The Crawler” is my first indoor robot with a range sensor. In hindsight I can see that I probably should have gone with motors and wheels, but I wanted to … Read more
I am basically in the middle of a long-term Walking Vehicle Project, dedicated to a passed science teacher. Read more
Allows to build basic robots with arduino very easily
I wanted a single sided motor shield which would allow me to control a few servos and 2 DC Motors. All this while allowing easy sensor interfacing. The shield had … Read more
Navigate around via ultrasound, detects light sources
Using a
This is my first attempt on building an 'arty' bot. I didn't know before I started, that this would be the most time instensive robot I 've ever build. But I've … Read more
underwater exploration for lakes and reefs
Using a
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Navigate around using Object detection and Distance Detection
Meet Sparky (Assistive Companion) currently sparky has the ability to find his way around objects and navigate through rooms. Every move that sparky makes is saved … Read more
  i did not want to use the normal methods of a balcing robot.... so i just but a big hunk a metal under the axle. bot demensions 43x43x82 brain: … Read more
just another light seeking robot  41mm wheel base  iphone for size comparison 14cm x 8cm x 7cm   parts list Read more

quad encoder read speed

This is as much a programming problem as it is a mechanical issue I guess.
A few of us are working with quad encoders at the moment and I'm just wondering about ideas how to overcome a problem I've encountered using some.
I'm using interrupt on change to count encoder ticks and also reading a 16 bit timer for the interval between ticks on each motor.

Hello, my first post and first attempt at a robot. I visited the Manchester (UK) Mini Maker Faire recently and saw some biped robots and I decided that I just had … Read more
This is a little board I made in anticipation of Mr. Bdk6's toolchain for the LPC1114. BdkdevThis toolchain is amazing.  Really, if you are wanting to break away … Read more

Use an Arduino to get to the Moon

So, this whole Maker movement has got you excited, and the rocket you are building in your backyard is nearing completion.  But you haven't decided on a navigation computer yet.  You were thinking of using a laptop, but your daughter needs it for school.  Maybe a Beaglebone Black.  Darn!  Seems they are sold out everywhere.  You look around your lab, but all you can find is an Arduino. At first you pass right over it.  But when you can't find anything else, you start to wonder, "Could it get me to the moon?"