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this was my first robot. though it was a kit and i didnt have to create chassis myself, it taught me a lot. after finishing the book and the exercises in it i … Read more
touch sensor with colour changing LED
These whisker/antenna sensors work like normal touch sensors but change colour when they touch something. The first video is my original prototype using a single … Read more
My mom really looked up to my electronic Wiz and said: Build me an automatic trash can.  So I started planning. You can also build this as i show you how to cause … Read more
gives an input when it is touched
first, you need a clotheshanger, a pair of pliers, some epoxy, and a leaf-spring switch see pic 1 for materials. chop a fair bit off of the coathanger with the … Read more
Line follower
This is my second line follower robot. It is very cheap. Thanks to the light construction it's faster than previous robot GOOFY.  Small motors are directly … Read more
Anything I tell it to
Using a
This is my first attempt at an RF controlled robot.  So far, the most I've done is stripped the chassis of an old RC car, and I've started on the control panel.  … Read more
This represents my first attempt at any robot. Not the happy ending that I expected. Even after two tries still nothing. I followed the tutorial found here :--> … Read more
This thing just derbys around using three differentially rotating balls to move in any direction
update? - not really, I accidently deleted the youtube link - so I'm fixing it ..  This is not a very intelligent, or special robot - it took me long enough, but … Read more
This will be my first robot with a board. But I have made a RC boat made out of Styrofoam using parts from RC Helicopter. June 21, 2009 - ordered parts … Read more
run fast
My unsuccessful Mr. basic competitor. I was very unlucky with the Dagu kit I got and still haven't managed to get the chassis running normal. With the normal amount … Read more
Navigate around via ultrasound. Detects fire and fight against it.
Using a
This is my competitor for the LMR DAGU contest. It is named Mr. "Red" Adair, named after the well known firefighter Paul "Red" Adair. An Atmel ATmega328 controller … Read more
This robot is destined to the robotic cup Eurobot ( http://www.eurobot.org/ ). It's a great amateur robotics contest composed essentially of students teams or … Read more
Educational robot for schools and universities
Using a
Caterpillar Evolution video shows how this project has gone from a simple hobby robot to a mass produced robot. The first clear ABS caterpillar is now up to … Read more
This robot is navigates by (avoiding) wall and cliff. It moves around the floor, vacuuming it.
Using a
As my first microcontroller robot, I have made a two-wheeled robot with bumper switches and edge-detction (because I have death-causing cliffs in my house). The … Read more
This is a great little autonomous robot project using an arduino that can easily be completed in a short amount of time. We used a Modern Device RBBB (Really Bare … Read more

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I have seen some great quadruped robots on this site in the past few years and always wanted to build one myself. It became one of the most time-consuming projects … Read more
Balances on two wheels
This robot is called Wheelee. It is simple inverted pendulum robot made on arduino. Firmware, Matlab model, Android application and some articles are on Github … Read more
This is a line follower that uses a MSP430G2553 16 bit microcontroller and a L293d motor driver. There are 5 cny70 analog infrared sensors that feed the value to … Read more
Walks, talks, dances. interacts with user through voice recognition - tells terrible jokes
Noodlebot main components: - Satay veg with tofu - Arduino Nano v3 - EasyVR 2.0 voice recognition module - 4 x MG90 Micro Servos - Ultrasonic Module HC-SR04 - 8x8 … Read more

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I'm on a crusade. A crusade for better quality of life. In fact, a crusade for quality that means life. A lot of money is wasted. People are being injured, sometimes seriously, or even being killed because of poor quality software. We have the power to help put an end to it. If you have read any of my previous posts, you may have noticed a recurring theme: software quality. Even if the post wasn't about that at all, it seemed to always crop up. And that is what my crusade is about. I need your help.

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
supports bots while not in use
as it says on the tin, this two piece stand with a loo roll for the height. Read more