Let's Make Robots!
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
BLE, Bluetooth 4.0, Fuse Doctor, heat-sink, Jig, Pulse Sensor, Raspberry pi, Thermostat, XL4432. high-power LED
I'm posting this collection out of frustration and perhaps defeat. I've been working on several projects for the last two months, trying to finish something. I'd … Read more
This is just something goofy I've been fooling with. I was given a broken mini helicopter with no remote:      It did have the charger which was nice so I … Read more
This is yet another of my data loggers for my brother. He needed a low power data logger that would fit inside a 50mm acrylic pipe. So this is what I came up … Read more
Control a WiFi robot
Grabbed an Arduino Esplora board and decided to use it as a controller for one of my old Arduino WiShield bots. The Python script runs on a PC connected to the … Read more
Generates a graphic based on a csv string from the serial port
Once in a while we need to visualize the data coming out of sensors or functions we have in the microcontrollers.To do that normally we send the data through the … Read more
In his research my brother needed to accurately control 96 LED’s on top of an Microwell plate. He had a similar setup earlier but wasn’t completely happy with … Read more
Displays aircraft ADS-B data
Raspberry Pi, USB WiFi, USB TV Tuner and a 7Ah SLA running the Dump1090 software allows the reading of aircraft ADS-B data and friendly webpage display. The … Read more
Detects human faces, uses servos to track and point at the face
Using OpenCV to detect and track a human face then converting the coordinates into servo positions so a pan/tilt servos setup will point directly at the face. I … Read more
stabilizes a camera using an accelerometer and an attiny85
As a small proof of concept (stuborness about attiny tiny core capabilities) I made a small camera stabilizer using a Attiny85 and LSM303DLHC breakout board.  To … Read more