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Checking hardware details and a first robot mod: ultrasonic obstacle avoidance 4 wheel car
After my first review and robot done by the start guide, I tried something a bit more complex: an autonomous robot, which can find its way out from a room. There … Read more
A great robot kit. Reconfigurable and full of features to start on robotics
This is a review on a very well designed robot kit: rero robot kit, ready for children and teenagers (or older) to learn robotics alone, with their teachers or … Read more
Test of a servo with the Hatalogico board in Raspberry Pi
So after some testing with the Adafruit driver for PWM, I could write a little example to move a servo with the Hatalogico. As you can see in the video, in this … Read more
Introduction Makeblock is hosting a new Kickstarter project, the mDrawBot kit. I got the chance to test a pre production robot kit. Read more

Mini review of the Actobotics runt rover Sprout robot chassis

Over the past week I have had the chance to play with the Actobotics runt rover Sprout. I posted an unboxing of this bot last week.

Plot Pictures on a whiteboard
This is a review of the Makeblock XY-Plotter v2.0.. I have got the chance to test the new plotter. Many thanks to Makeblock for the plotter kit and the support … Read more
Our honored LMR founder Frits has been contacted by marcmart.com an electronics distributor. They asked him about writing a review for a Makeblock product. So Frits … Read more
Walk around and goes backwards in curves if it detects an obstacle.
Using a
Update: I uploaded a new video with the robot walking with a speed of 5 milliseconds of "SpeedWalk". It flies! Read more
Hi! This is my first review on a robot sent from a manufacturer, as my main experience is creating my robots from zero. I see this chance as an opportunity to … Read more
This is a review of the new Official Arduino Robot. There is no doubt this robot is priced too high for what you get, yet it does have some interesting features and … Read more

DAGU Playful Puppy Robot Review

 

Introduction

OddBot (Russell) sent me a DAGU Playful Puppy Robot kit to check out. This little guy is really neat.

Basic I2C HD44780 LCD/Keypad Backpack

 

Practical Maker's I2C HD44780 LCD/Keypad Backpack is a basic, inexpensive little LCD backpack that is unique in that it combines a standard 4x3 keypad input with a standard  HD44780 LCD.  It has all of the necessary housekeeping functions like set cursor, cursor left, cursor right and backspace as well as basic single digit key press input /recognition.  All on a single I2C address using the normal Arduino Wire library.

Review: Hobbybotics Hobbyduino Mini

 

Introduction

Brooksware2000 (Curtis) nicely sent me a couple of ATMega 328 chips flashed with the Arduino boot loaders, since I had mentioned that I wasn't set up to flash the chips I had myself. He included an Arduino clone board he made, and asked me to let him know what I thought. And so I bring you a review of the Hobbybotics Hobbyduino Mini!

Review: Ro-Bot-X uServotino

Introduction

Now, for the next in a series of reviews on Ro-Bot-X's boards. This one is on the beta version of the uServotino. It is an ATMEGA328 custom board with the Arduino bootloader pre-installed. 

The Kit

Ro-Bot-X's boards are usually available in three options.

Ro-Bot-X Board Reviews

 

Introduction

Recently, Ro-Bot-X send me three boards to evaluate. I had previously ordered his Robot Builder's Shield V1, and commented with some constructive feedback and a review on it after using the board for Penny.

  This is a review of the Cyperbolic Reflector  Available at Gadget Gangster   For complete specifications and assembly process, download the PDF at the top … Read more
I have had this board in my hands for over a month and I have to say that this review may be a bit complicated. I feel that I not only need to review this board … Read more
  This is a review of the BahBots 1284p controller board designed by: Glen Aidukas and Eddy Wright glena Unboxing: Read more
Provides instant life to a robot that you are building
Nick from Gadget Gangster is one guy in the suppliers business who has truly understood that if you support the community, the community supports your business. I … Read more
An update to the Duemilanove
Using a
I started with the Propeller, but I've also used the PICaxe and played with AVR's and PIC's. With the release of the Arduino Uno, I thought it would be a good … Read more
Bounces off walls
Thanks to the LMR society I was asked to do a review on one of Solarbotics robots. It's a little critter called The BeetleBot. So hold tight, here it comes. … Read more