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This is a lunar rover study I am doing for the Google Lunar X Prize. RoverX is a so called wheg robot. I was inspired by the work of the Case Biorobotics Lab. I … Read more
Ultrasound navigation, reacts on nearfield bodyheat, detects light
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This is my first autonomous 4WDBOT on a DfRobot Base.I try to keep all mountings as clear and functional as possible - no decoration parts. Update: After some … Read more
Plugs into the accessory port of the bigtrak Jr, and lights up when you tell the Big Trak Jr to output
This is my very quick hack for my brand new Big Trak Jr. The Big Trak Jr could be an awesome platform for hacking. At $24.99 +pp from thinkgeek, you can't go … Read more
Navigates my kitchen floor
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My second robot. Some secondhand plexi (note holes here and there) and some sort of pipe-mount-thing I found laying around that worked perfect for mounting the … Read more
roams around on rough terrain and avoids objects
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Not much to say, I am building another robot with a rocker-bogie suspension similar like the Mars rover Sojourner has. Read more
Launched via rocket, navigates around at desired area
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2011.2.23 Thought about how the robot should get rid of the parachute after landing without a complicate mechanism and came up with this solution: Quite simple: A … Read more
Shall drive at least 500m outdoors
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This is actually an experiment. It shall proof that even a very simple designed rover with a simple micro controller, program and sensors is able to drive at least … Read more
A quadrature encoder, also known as an incremental rotary encoder measures the speed and direction of a rotating shaft. Quadrature encoders can use different types … Read more
Surveys small stones and rocks
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This is my current robot study. TETUBO surveys small stones and rocks. The stones or rocks are picked up with a simple gripper mechanism. The rock sample falls in a … Read more
Holomonic Movement Kiwi Steering 2DOF
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Hi to all, this is an Arduino based three omni wheels rover with 2DOF. The 2DOF is accomplished by three omni wheels on a continuous rotation servo (modified) each … Read more
What every tech-nut dreams of; build your own robot! Finally I built my obstacle avoiding rover robot using; Read more

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Hey there, this is the first robot Ive ever made... and not the sturdiest of machines.... or prettiest.

Just a rover. My first Arduino project was a joystick operated 3DOF arm, this seemed like the next step and, oposed to the arm which I used other peoples code and just stuck the pieces together, this code is mostly mine... as clunky as it is.

I started looking into building robots as a way to better learn coding as Ive only really stared this year for the day job.

W.A.L.T.E.R. is my experimental and learning robot platform and will never be complete.  This is the first robot I built, back in 2006 - W.A.L.T.E.R.. It was named … Read more
Navigates via IR and plays other random behaviors (navigate, wall follow, beacon follow, beep, spin, go crazy)
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This is a small rover I built one day when I was bored at school. I picked up a small square project box and thought, "This would make a good carpet rover", and … Read more