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Sterylite6000 is a large and somewhat unusual robot.  Originally it was designed to use only six servos.  This worked resonably well, but did not get good ground … Read more
Move around, controlled through Remote Desktop Connection, 27 MHz R/c controller, 2.4 GHz ZyXEL Roouter to serial port to PIC 16F628a, Voice activated and uses TSOP sensors to navigate it's way. It also records voice and Camera inputs.
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This is acctually my first robot. I know that I had to start small but as I just passed GRADE 10 and I'm studying for IIT, I wouldn't have any time to do another … Read more
Obstacle avoiding, arduino powered robot with the option to toggle to remote control.
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This is my first attempt at a robot.  I started off with a Arduino Robot Kit from robotshop.com and modified it a bit from there.  I used a Parallax Ping … Read more
    And the Winner is... Drum roll.  Jad- Berro with Vario   And here is your fabulous prizes LMR bragging Rights. and an E-5. place hand on the screen where … Read more
Allows your robot to see and track nearby objects
The purpose of this cheap, easy to make eye is to allow your robot to track movement of nearby objects (within 200mm). After much experimentation and various … Read more
Patrols desktop environments, has a habit of shoving things off the edges...
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This is Sebastian (A.K.A. "Sebbie"), a little palm-sized robot I built as a present for my partner since I figured it was about time I built something for her =) Read more
It would compete in a Mini-Sumo class contest and push opponent out of ring
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 Let me show you my latest bot. He was made using the Mini-Sumo class rules. A complete rundown on the rules can be found HERE. I strayed a bit from them as I use … Read more
Avoiding obstacles via IR sensor mounted on sweeping servo
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Hi, its very fun to make my first post here!   This is my first try with the Arduino. A rover / bot Based on a brand new Traxxas Stampede. All it does is to look … Read more
Lightseeker/photovore
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This is my second functioning robot. All the parts are recycled, so it didn't cost me more than a bit of time. The schematics can be found all over the internet, … Read more
**Update 5.29.10** Alright! I have successfully gone the other way now! (Not like that). Top Video and yes, the lighting sucked. Here's the system: Picaxe 28x2 (in … Read more
Pretty basic following of Frits' awesome 'Start Here' robot.  I bought all the parts from Solarbotics and Robot Shop with a few random things that I forgot from … Read more
I did a brief video tutorial on Diptrace - this is part 2 on Laying out a PCB.  Part 1, covering schematics is here. \ Read more
Cuts 2D and 2.5D shapes controlled by the PC.
Hi all! V2.5 is almost here, I'm still thinking on a nice name for it :) For now a list of changes I have done since V2.1: - upgraded motors to 200 steps/rev bigger … Read more
Obstacle avoidance, solar charging
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This is my first robot which is still a work in progress. My goal is to create a pet robot that charges itself and navigates autonomously. At the time of this … Read more
Same as a real roach - runs around and annoys people
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My first robot - "roachbot". Simple and stupid. Bumps into things, backs up, turns around. Cardboard body, Arduino brain, differential drive wheels, whisker … Read more

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First Robot Build. Vinny was salvaged from an RC car truck that I bought from the Goodwill for $1.99. Read more

Robot Class

I am in the process of submitting a course proposal for an adult evening education program that would introduce people to robotics. One of the entries that I must fill in deals with expected material costs. I would appreciate feedback on what would be appropiate expenses and whether the school should include the costs as part of the registration or if the student should buy the components as needed. I am in favor of having an option not to build.

On a similar note, would it be better to first offer a course in "C" programming geared to a possible robotics controller board?

Extra Hardware Needed for Larger Hexapod

About a month ago I purchased hexapod kit off ebay.

Aluminium-Hexapod-Spider-Six-3DOF-Legs-Robot-Frame-Kit-for-Arduino

Yesterday as a break from program my Mini Hexapod, I started putting together this larger one.

I thought it was time to tell a little about the application I'm working on these days. Though very far from finished, it's starting to look like something bit by … Read more
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