Let's Make Robots!
Holds your parts while you solder so they don't fall over or scoot away
Edit:  Added build photos. After many years of chasing my parts around the bench while working on them, I finally got around to building a decent work holder. … Read more
I goes fast and it makes me smile when i drive it.
This is my second home made electric toy car. Transmission and steering are gear based. Suspension is in the middle decoupling the front part of the car from the … Read more
It runs well on tarmac...
This is the first electric toy car i have built. Steering and transmission are belt driven that's why it's so silent. Front and rear suspension. Read more
It goes through any terrain
It was hard to name... Robocrab doesn't fit it perfectly as a name but that is what i could come up with. I used two reductors which i took from two broken … Read more
Drifts in sand and runs smooth on tarmac
It is the fourth car i made from printer and computer parts. It has front suspension only. The only things i bought are screws and glue. Took me a couple of days to … Read more
plays music from phone to k7(tape) reader via jack
  it plays music from a phone or mp(3 4 5) to a K7(tape) reader via jack for a party for example in a low cost so it is like a jukebox you choose the song via … Read more
Uses OpenCV and static webcam to control a robot
NOTE: Try as I might, guys, I can't get the numbers to line up in my HTML version of my code.  Instead, you might just load it into Geany or Notepad+ to follow … Read more
releases arcs, powers incandescent light bulbs wirelessly
Although nowadays I mostly use Arduino based controllers, I'm still a big fan of Picaxe 08 chips when it comes to simple projects. But I have never seen a really … Read more
This example is just one of many different ways you might give your robot a sense of touch.
Update 7AUG2013: Minor addition about the resistance (bottom of page) This example is just one of many different ways you might give your robot a sense of touch. … Read more
Use a microcontroller or a potentiometer to control an AC load. (Motor, high wattage Lamp, etc.)
[ This edit only adds a minor (unimportant) wording change in the very last paragraph.] Read more
Plays reels, piobreacheds and marches.
Something about getting married made me interested in my genetic cultural heritage.  According to the adoption agency, I'm about 1/4 each Scots, English and Irish … Read more
I just wanted to document this little project because it seems like the different parts are all over the place and it looks like a pretty compact and lightweight … Read more
the purpose of this is to create a persistence of vision(POV).   it is a phenomenon of the human eye in which an afterimage exists for a brief time (10 ms). POV … Read more
It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together!
It's GLUE that is HOT! And when cooled it sticks to anything.  With both high and low temp flavors plus several different caliber guns there's something for … Read more
Sequences a Stepped Tone Generator (Atari Punk Console)
Just wanted to share a project I have been working on. I call it the Stepped Tone Sequencer. It utlizes a hacked Velleman "Spinning LED Wheel" mini-kit, along with … Read more
Makes your robots eyes light up!
Some more goofiness! I really wanted my BoB to have light up eyes but I also didn't really go with bump sensors or something else tacked onto him. Since he was … Read more
Working arm and hand able to pick up *light materials and make hand gestures.
A while back I read an Instructables article on animatronic hands, where they ran wire through special tubing and pulled on it to simulate a finger. This was rather … Read more
As of right now all this guy does is look cool and he's even having trouble with that
So I know it's strange that my first project post on letsmakerobots isn't a robot. But be that as it may I decided that I would still post this, even though I'm not … Read more