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Navigate via RC control, fires Nerf gun, supports autonomous control via Raspberry Pi
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This rover makes use of the following: CPPM RC radio input from openTx RC radio Arduino Nano to handle communcations from RC, Raspberry Pi via USB (not attached … Read more
Hello, I just joined this sight to learn and meet people that share the same interest in making robots. I know no one that does this as a hobby. Read more
Moves in like no hexapod has moved before :)
Ghost In The Shell movie left a long lasting impression on me. The tank from the final battle captivated my mind. It has such a rigid shape, but then moves in a … Read more
Micro-1's objective is to run around and find the brightest spot in the room (or on the table) and sunbathe there. If it detects motion, it flees to find a dark … Read more
Autonomous Rover - using Neato-XV11 LIDAR plus sharp infrared
It's been a while since I did any "robot" work.  I've been rather absorbed in my 3D Printer firmware. Read more

Mega blocks - DRC seeker working...

Well.... I set myself the task of creating a robot that would learn an object then go and find it using vision....

Mission accomplished.... well, its probably not very robust but that's a problem for another day...

Today's task was the Mega Block challenge -  an area bordered by Mega Blocks (it's what the kids use and have quite detailed images on them that I can use as objects to find):

Obstacles avoidance via infrared sensor
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Hello, Greetings from Hong Kong. This is my first Arduino project. I have worked with the handyboard and NXT few years ago. The Arduino seems popular and easy to … Read more
This is an app I built to controll many of my robots. I have tried and used many, but never found one I really liked. I tried to make it where it can be resued for … Read more
This is MURtle my drawing robot. Inspired by Oddbots Doodle Bot competition, I decided to build my own drawing bot. MURtle is a combination of MURCS and Turtle. … Read more
Small robot that can send texts to your phone based on range sensor ping interruptions
This is very easy to do and requires no soldering or advanced skills. Heres how it works: Read more
Intelligent navigation with vibrating motors and IR L/V sensors
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Update: 25th May, 2016 Omnidirectional infrared detection: Go to the bottom for further info, about the way to detect the habitat … Read more

Anyone know about machine learning on Arduino?

I saw this code about Neural net on an Arduino here: http://robotics.hobbizine.com/arduinoann.html

and would like to know how I could apply it to my latest robot DuckBot so that it could figure out how get back on it's feet

on it's own instead of me having to code explcitely to do that. I have one sensor that currently says if angle of sensor indicates < 145 degrees then robot has fallen. It uses 3 servos to get back up on its feet.

Any ideas greatly appreciated.

Hi Guys, we designed a new education robot . Here are technical details of the product !!! We have made 3D printed sample robots powered by Arduino on Atmel … Read more

Quadruped Sneak Peak!

In the Grapes of Wrath, there was a turtle that had a lot of symbolism, and in English class, you can basically do anything for the final project. So I thought, what the heck, I'll just play my strengths! Below is a rough CAD using 3d-printed parts and MG996R servos. Electronics are not really shown, shell is not missing (like there's a CAD of a salad bowl out there), and the head has been remodified to have a more "turtle" look. Photos of the final product coming soon.

Parts: - DC motors 250W, of ebay - Tracks and wheels are from a snow blower (bought from a local hardware and machinery dealer) - Aluminium frame is from local … Read more
Is a minimal and optimized version of Raspbian
Minimal and optimized version of Raspbian Think this is a perfect version to start building something from ... you decide what you want to install. I have used … Read more
Hey LMR, I was fortunate enough to be one of the reviewers for the leap motion sensor, which arrived to me about 3 days ago. This is the first chance I have had to … Read more
Version 2 works much better! ...Now to just add a nice paint job. The Sphereo version uses wheels to roll within the shell, but I have chosen a different … Read more

An even cheaper Wi-Fi board


For a few cents more than the ESP12F you get it with a programmer daughter board, a RGB led, a button and a photoresistor.
This is ideal for small robot with networking abilities.
Can be programmed with Arduino IDE as a NodeMCU v1.0 .

Recently the famous site evilmadscientist introduced the new art robot called Axidraw.I saw the robot in action and it is very similar to the robot I built in the … Read more
Final final video: using SCA60C duckbot can fall and know it has fallen and initiate get back up routine. Funny.   Final video: can recover from a fall. Will now … Read more
Two gearmotors 24v, 120 rpm Construction: alluminium with anodiziring This robot was designed in a program SolidWorks 2014. I bought only rubber tracks and motors. … Read more
I made a smal hexapod robot. ( Laserlip's friend ) It's based on the thing from Ijon Tichy. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5156 Added: -4 AAA NMHI … Read more
Walk, Push ups, Navigate with ultrasound
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Update: 03 May 2016  [Added video of push-ups and sonar test]   ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi everyone, I am … Read more
This may be the first robot programming entirely in the Swift programming language.  I programmed it as an example of what can be done using Swift with the new … Read more
I've been workinng on this guy for about 4 months. I have alot more work to do on him but he's turning out great so far. Welded the feet out of 1/8 gage steel and … Read more