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     UPDATE @ April 2, 2018      Hello LMR!      Another looong time since last update. This robot stayed about a year abandoned in my lab getting … Read more
Walkthrough about remote control a robot with an Android phone
What it does? This walkthrough demonstrate how to control an Arduino based robot from your Android cell phone. Different remote modes can be realized. Directy from … Read more
Navigate around via ultrasound and talk
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Raspobot, my bizarre version, an autonomous robot.   first steps   Read more
We have made a pair of robot beds to roam around with sleeping visitors at a gallery: http://www.loligo.se/roaming_beds/. Building the robots was a challenge … Read more
Drive 4wd robot via wifi and html5
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It is about 50x50cm with 20cm wheels and uses PiBorg Diable DC motor controller. It has the same control system as the Small Rover but it do not use the internal DC … Read more

Cutting Acrylic sheet

I've been asked how to cut acrylic with a hot wire cutter - I made my own and there are a few plans for how to do this on instructables etc. This was my take on the idea which I find works OK for me... - see the file attached

Navigate by Ultrasound, IR and compass. Self charging
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  Current Hardware:Picaxe 40x22 x Pololu Motor ControllersTilt compensated CompassAPC220 Wireless Serial (1 Km Ran Read more
Robot rover controlled by a NRF24L01+ transceiver
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I wanted a rover with longer range (WIFI is to short). On this robot the video and control signals is transferred by a NRF24L01+. The video is very low resolution … Read more
Looking to get started? Here's a list of sample projects of how to learn about how to make robots
New to LMR and looking to get the most out of it? Check out the "Get the most out of LMR" page. This Start Here section includes robots and projects which are … Read more
Checks local temperature from the Yahoo Weather API and Temboo converts to INT.
In this video we will use an Arduino Yun (or leonardo with a wifi shield) to connect with the Yahoo Weather API and return the value of the local temperature … Read more
This is OSIRIS a rover style robot that I will hopefully modify with autonomous gps control. Right now it is controlled with a 2.4 gigahertz aircraft radio and a … Read more

Open FURBY

Open FURBY is an open community-based project with the goal of providing low-cost social robot platform based on FURBY® toy from Hasbro®.

While the Deathstar, and X-wing squadron might have failed to gain crowdfunding traction, there is a realistically obtainable piece of technology we can create … Read more
Hello. This is my Johnny Five robot from the movie Short Circuit 1&2 it came as a very plain and simple kit. I have done many modifications to it and I'm happy … Read more
Talk with Arduino via Speech / Voice Recognition Module
How to: Arduino Voice / Speech Recognition  with Geeetech Module [Tutorial].  This video will show you how to talk with your Arduino with the (cheap) Geeetech … Read more

Botboarduino drivers

Ok guys it's been a while since I've been on I'm glad everything is picking back up.

I recently had to wipe my computer after getting a virus. Which means I lost all my drivers and code and etc. I managed to get arduino up and running but my botboarduino needs drivers to work. I'm kinda freaked out about catching another virus and I can't seem to find the correct drivers for ft232 uart. I tried one place but it keeps asking me for a password to open it. And when I point the device manager it refuses to see the zip file.

My artificial neuron approach

February 12, 2015

A single artificial neuron can represent some simple Boolean functions like OR, AND or NAND and some like XOR not, because a single artificial neuron can only learn linearly separable mappings.

Example. Perceptron for the AND function:

walks on two legs using four servos
this is the next evolutionary step from my trashbot version 1. i decided that i want to build more robots made from recycled mechanical parts instead of shaping … Read more
Controlled immersively, FPV video feedback projected to Oculus Rift in real-time
Hi everyone! It has been a long while since I last posted to LMR, hope you're all doing well and spreading the cult of hobby robotics!! Lately I've been thinking … Read more
This is robot SPR-Bitz. At the moment it's comprised of bits of leftover 3d Printer filiment thay I had from other projects. It's based on a poppy 3d printed robot. … Read more
This is my smallest robot 20x20cm and 9cm hight. You can control it via WIFI like the other robots but this also has 8 HC-SR04 distance sensors. The distance will … Read more

What questions to ask during an interview

More and more I find myself interviewing new staff for our company, with the remit being - find another you. I am currently overloaded justnow because i am multidicplinary, but i cannot seem to find anyone else who is - they are either, mechanics, programmers, electronic engineers or mechanical engineers. What kind of questions can i ask to dig up the real interviewee? The boss wont let me base my decision to hire on the ' do you own a raspberry pi? Or have you ever wanted to build a lifesize dalek?

New LMR Slogan!

UPDATE

We've tallied the votes, and the new LMR slogan is LEARN.BUILD.SHARE.

Thank you to everyone that suggested slogans and everyone that voted. A special thanks to OrionBot for proposing the winning slogan! In order to thank you OrionBot, you'll get a small token of our appreciation via e-mail soon. Enjoy!

https://www.robotshop.com/letsmakerobots/node/46749

I made a simple printer made of Merkur, something like Meccano. There are two stepper motor power by 12 V and one servo + electronics powered by 6 V. It can print … Read more
hexapod capable of climbing steps. Can operate as quad using front legs as claspers
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OK - this is going to be a detailed development blow by blow account of my latest build. the name comes from one of my favorite fossils of the Cambrian (see video), … Read more
Moves head and makes noise when triggered by the Force ;)
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Hi, At first, it was just supposed to be a figurine, but I couldn't resist to give it a little brain (Arduino Nano). I have been working on a bigger project these … Read more
I present you A1B1, my first robot. It is a tracked robot, based on the "Mini DFRobotShop Rover Kit". My robot uses the following components: 1x Mini DFRobotShop … Read more
Navigates to Coordinate in order to control territory/enforce my will on the populace
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As it's been some time since the completion of the GDR Mk II, and many parts of the world have not yet fallen under the shadow of my power, I have decided to begin … Read more
Meet E.A.R.L.(Experimental Algorithmic Robotic Locomotion). He is unlike all of the other robots that you may have seen. He is the kind of a bot that likes to do … Read more
I recently updated an app I wrote for controlling robots from an iOS device (an iPhone, iPod, or iPad). The app uses an embedded web server to permit connecting to … Read more