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It's a OVI arm with a old broken toy attached (a MOBAT battle tank, still on sale today). Everything is controlled by a Raspberry Pi with a wireless dongle and the … Read more
This is my one motor walker robot. I thought I should make a water boat. But since the challenge already has such an entry ,I decided to build something new. And … Read more
ENG This is my first robot. I am completing the College of Information Systems and my TCC will be one based on the Open Source Arduino robot technology, but even … Read more
We are listed in the program but i don't remember any discussion on the subject.  Is there a LMR table to look for? Read more
  Starting a new robot with a quadratic baseshape.This is my second robot concept and I plan to use ArduinoMega + Raspberry Pi combination for this project. The … Read more
Hey guys, I have finally gathered up enough salvage parts and such to finally make a half way decent robot. This is the first custom robot, meaning that all the … Read more
Look maaa', no tools! :D Well, that's not entirely true, but it isn't far off. I have constructed this robot with a minimum of tools (and materials) , for the … Read more
UPDATED and FINISHED* on May 3rd, 2014 *With 'finished' meaning that I built what I had envisioned, then played around with it and learned stuff, and then took it … Read more
UPDATED and STOPPED* on September 4th 2014 With "stopped" meaning that I didn't finish the project. I'm pretty OCD about either finishing things or just deleting … Read more
Hardware all works, so now concentrating on software stack. First project on LMR. Software written in python, using pyro RPC to comumicate between components. Two … Read more
Filters (smooths) sensor or other data
This morning I was browsing LMR and ran across this post from janson .  In it he creates an averaging filter.  An averaging filter is a simple filter for … Read more
This is a Tracking system using an FPGA altera IV chip set. FPGA := Field Programmable Gate Array To explain a long chain of events that led to this … Read more
This is a robot that I built for the Trinity College Fire Fighting Contest. The contest is held each year around April 1st in Hartford Ct USA. The goal is to … Read more
This tutorial is still under contruction so please check weekly for updates. I have taken it out of "Draft Mode" because it has a lot of useful information for … 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