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line follower debug application written in C++ using opengl as GUI, written within 5 days ^_^ ; robot transmitts data via uart, in text format; on PC side is … Read more
I'm developing the Falling-Up Robot, a 6-foot tall balancing inverted pendulum bot, using the Teensy 3.6 microcontroller with the Arduino IDE 1.6.12. I want to … Read more
LMRainains stand up and be proud of being part of Lets Make Robots. We would love to hear from you and tell us about who you are and what topics interest you. I … Read more
We've got two new members in the family: the robot dog Marshall and the robot cat Kitty. As you will see in the video linked we found them very funny robots, as you … Read more
Goes to the brightest light source
Using a
Ok, that is something what sits on my desk for a while and never got finished. Inspired by Yahmez and his The MicRObot Challenge and also one of my Chinese … Read more
Walks around, lifts lid, blinks; currently random behavior.
Using a
Tiny Tin is a cute little bot in an Altoid tin. I built him just before World Maker Faire New York in 2014, but never documented him or posted much about it. Tiny … Read more
Update 21th November 2017: I published an instruction with Arduino code and 3D files for printing on the Arduino Project Hub. Have a look … Read more
It Juggles a Ping Pong Ball with a Racket
Using a
This entry is about the quest to get a machine to juggle a ping pong ball.  I started thinking about a ping pong ball juggler 2 years ago. And it was around that … Read more
Been working on a building a quad walker probably for a year now. What started of a coding project has now ended up with me learning how to 3d model and building a … Read more

Stuck with Phoenix hexapod

I'm building a phoenix hexapod with MG996R servos, Arduino and Lynxmotion SSC-32U controller. (At one point I tried using another 32-channel controller, but decided to go with one that's officially suppored by Phoenix code.)

I built this robot originally to help me move my jetskis. With the cart sides on it you can haul just about anything. Frame: Read more

Scratch App Development

Hey everyone, I'm back. I wanted to talk a little about an app I am currently developing for my robot. Basically the apl is developed on scratch.mit.edu, and is sort of a virtual version of what I want my companion droids to be. The version I will add to my build journal is sort of aimed for younger kids, but I am planning to make a more adult-suited version. 

The companion droids are basically like friends/mentors for people with disabilities.

Also, I will be making an app for a personal droid, nothing to do with the Alliance of Droids companion projects.

     Hello guys!      I would like to share with you some stuff I made with the Makeblock Robot Gripper, which will be used as hands of my robot project MDi … Read more
Autonomous waypoint navigation
Using a
1/19/14 - Outdoor testing to follow a hexagonal path. Direction is determined by HMC5883L. 1/18/14 - Arduino Uno is replaced with a Mega.   1/6/14 - Digital … Read more
hi guys, after long break, video of our multi robotics system : robots are moving on LCD screen where can be any environment design ; NOT DONE YET, just first … Read more
line following robot; running on 72MHz ARM Cortex M4, stm32f303 (pin compatibile with stm32f103); as controll loop pid is used for basic position control; for … Read more
Hi everyone, I am currently making a collection of droids, for the project Alliance/Army of Droids, part of the Alliance of Droids. Here is what I have so far: 1. … Read more
Hi! After accomplishing the obstacle challenge I though the next level is to do it automatically.  It's quite a new challenge as it is composed by (at least) the … Read more
Hey to everyone. I am new to this and I love this site. I have always love robots for over30 years. You could say I am old school.well, here is one of my old … Read more
This r2 is built with the mission of helping non-profit and charity organizations. So far, this droid has appeared at Adopt-a-pet, the local church fall festival … Read more

The Ultimate Guide To Guides On Making Star Wars Robots

Long time lurker, first time poster, so let’s kick this off as most do with a quick bit About Me (They still call it that, right?!):

I’m a long time hobbyist. Started out on some smaller projects when I was younger and, as they say, the rest was history. I mostly have films to blame for this: watching stuff like The Terminator (hence the name) and Star Wars when I was (probably far too) young fascinated me and I’ve kinda been hooked ever since. 

So! Onto my first post:

     What motivated this post was my review for the Pixy CMUcam5 Image Sensor.      Actually the motivation was some issues that I had trying to make an … Read more

Why I want to build Companion Droids

How the CD came to be

By Liam Arbuckle, Alliance of Droids Co-Leader

My friend and I made an autonomous, machine learning car.  You teach it how to drive then it can drive around all by itself!  I've done a detailed write-up/build … Read more
Autonomo por ultrasonidos... y luz azul nocturna.
Rover1 (adaptación del primero)... con arduino nano micro. Se trata de un rover con orugas y dos servos de rotación continua. Dos sensores de ultrasonido y una … Read more
Navigate around via ultrasound, line follower, light seeker
Using a
Hi guys, Read more