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Navigate around via ultrasound
Using a
This is a quick and dirty update, mostly copied from my website  http://www.obscurereality.org/?page_id=19 I'm redoing it from the ground up.    B1-66ER is my … Read more
plays motion sequences
Using a
                 1st video - First test with the polymorph structure                      2nd video - A quick test drive               Read more
Line following and obstacle avoidance
Using a
It has been hard, but I finished the main parts of my candidate for LMR Mr Basic contest just in time. As this is my first robot, the general idea was building … Read more
Navigate, seek humans for input, speak.
So at long last, here's my latest robot project, lovingly titled OPUS. I've named him that because (a) I've been working on him for so long, and (b) he has useless … Read more
This is a quick and dirty guide on how to prepare your photos for use on LMR. Good photos are easier to look at (duh), hold the readers interest longer, and … Read more
Use an LED + digital input as light detector
This walkthrough describes how to use an LED connected directly to a digital input as a light sensor instead of using an analog input and an amplifying … Read more
Basic Robotic Arm - Able to manipulate a variety of objects within large size and location parameters.
Using a
My Learn-As-You-Go project...  A few specs for the finished project: Read more
Navigate around via ultrasound
Using a
  This robot is based on the Parallax BoeBot.  The chasis is flipped upside down. The tracks the Tamiya Track kit. It uses the BoeBot IR sensors and a Sharp IR … Read more
Navigate around via ultrasound
Using a
This robot is made with parts from the lego NXT kit and some lego treads. The ultrasonic sensors are used to detect and avoide objects. To do list: Code the light … Read more
Simple Line follower, with additional ability to stop when objects are detected in front of it and turn around when the end of a line is detected.
Using a
I built this robot for a University course on C Programming, and later (after my assessment, although before the end of the course) added the tank tracks to replace … Read more
I´m at the moment working on this centipede. My plan is to putt a solar cell on it´s back and let it walk around and enjoy the summer.   Read more
The blue board is still really simple. It´s two H-bridges two bumper switches and a pic16F960. I´ll ad more to it when I get the right parts and ideas. Read more
Hi guys ! I'm working on a robot from plywood. He should the stairs up and down ride. He receives four strong (12kg/cm) servos modiefied for continuos rotation and … Read more
This is a "one day" project- simple robot with two whiskers, who can avoid obstacles. This one is built around motor driver IC L293D, and some transistors and … Read more
 Update: 26 June 2009  A bit of a hiatus Pager motors arrived from Solarbotics. Then thay sat on a co-workers desk for a week before he decided to tell me they … Read more

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UPDATE sept 29, video added, one leg moving. I also worked on the looks of my design. Instead of renaming 'bug' to 'bee' (because it looked a bit like that) I … Read more
It's now over 18 months since the first BOB appeared strutting across K120189's worktop and I still haven't made one so I'm going to remedy that.  However, now … Read more
UPDATE 29-SEP 2014 I'm well into programming the robot and enjoying the excitement of getting to grips with the almost finished robot. I thought I'd post an update … Read more
     Well... for a long time I wanted to build a quadruped robot. And... you guys may have seen in some of my videos that I have many dogs at my home (precisely … Read more
Prowlerbot is designed around a BeagleBone Black as the primary behavior control system and several sub controllers to handle hard real-time work. The Beagle's … Read more
Stays there, soaking the sun rays. Buzzes angrily once in a while.
The other guy that came out of my little building session on that weekend. I wanted to make a solar roller but somehow the motors I had were unable to push even … Read more

Mars Rovers and you

Recently, I posted blog comparing the computers used for the Apollo moon missions to an Arduino.  The Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) was considerably less powerful than an Arduino.  Continuing along that line, I started investigating other computers used for space exploration.  Since the mars rovers are popular among robot builders, and often the source of inspiration and goals, I decided to take a look at those.  The results are rather interesting.