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Chiro! Named after the order Chiroptera, which are bats!I named it this because of the ultrasonic distance sensor. Read more
Autonomously navigates rough terrain, later option for tele-operation
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1-14-2014 Update: So it’s been a while since I updated, but progress has been made!         Read more
Multi-purpose robotic platform
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This is my tracked multi-purpose robot. It is powered by two DC motors and controlled via RF link (range 1km LOS) by a usb controller plugged into a custom … Read more
This is my tracked multi-purpose robot. It is powered by two DC motors and controlled via RF link (range 1km LOS) by a usb controller plugged into a laptop. The … Read more
Navigat with sharp's and learn
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Again after some time I decided to submit this robot . I do this mainly because this will be used to learn kids about robotics . This year i am working on having … Read more
follow wall/avoid obstacles
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    Overview We are building this robot with my friend. It is (when finalized) supposed to be able to detect metal objects and interact with them (move them, … Read more

Tracked Telepresence Robot

A friend of mine (Dimos) from another site (www.GRobot.gr) started building a tracked robot that would be operated remotely.

 

Collect small objects and place them in a basket.
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Here it is the "lift robot". It will grab an object and after that it will place it on a basket. It uses the tracks of the very famous "yellow drum machine" and a … Read more

TITAN robot

This project is HUGE. Lets start form the begining, I am a university student and for my final project I wanted to do a big robot, that is untill I found out that the university picks a group of projects and you choose one, so I've decided to make it anyway. 

UPDATE: New post has me controlling servos with my arms!!! check it out at my blog

I built TrackBot a test platform for various technologies. It's easy to add sensors and servos. I'm using it to prototype the desgin of B4, a BeagleBoard based … Read more
Moves around via commands from PC, Humanoid is animated, it can move its head & arms. Can display messages on its 4 x 20 LCD.
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ZappBot 3 - Tracked Humanoid Torso Robot. The robot is 11" Wide, 12" Deep and 21" Tall. It is controlled by a Propeller Chip P8X32A-D40 and a Digi XBee 1 mW Radio … Read more
My newest bot. I hadn't had time to build one recently, so I MADE time. Heh. Not too much to say about the little guy. I scavenged the tracks/base off of a toy … Read more
Obsticle avoidance via a Ping UltraSonic sensor
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This was my first build and I consider it an on going project. I built the frame work and drive line about a year ago. Due to lack of budget it sat until about … Read more
So with Help From Various people including Oddbot and Chris the Carpenter i have a working Rover 5 Base and i can now control it with my IR Controller. It was a … Read more
Navigates around avoiding obstacle or bluetooth controlled.
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Hi LMRs again            I've started designing a new robot which will be semi-autonomous. I got a set of Tamiya 70100 tank treads. Quality is good for … Read more
A platform with movement capabilities for experimenting with microcontrollers and other electronic parts

Good deal on rc tank w/built in video cam.

Hey all.

currently amazon has a damn good deal on an rc tank with built in video camera. On the amazon search, look up spy gear. you should find the atv 360 for 51 bux(as of apirl 19th). This thing usually goes for about 130 so imo it's a damn good deal.

I bought the the spy video car($50 as well) a while back and managaged to pull the camera gear off. The stuff is pretty cool for the price. I'm still working on the car, but figured I'd grab this tracked version as well since it was a good price.

potential platforms

So I started doing a search of toys, mainly rc, to use as a base platform for a random project. I wanted it to also includ some features that would be useful or have at least some potential, and I came across this little gem. 

http://www.amazon.com/Wild-Planet-Spy-Video-Car/dp/B000EMRVI8

An Rc car, with a video camera and receiver display. Mind you the range and all might suck, but it does have potential for at least shortrange use.