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DFRobot's educational robot kit
When DFRobot announced a KickStarter campaign for their first educational robot, I got really impressed. After all, I had used their parts for my robot projects as … 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
Controls a few LEDs using an Arduino and Speech Recognition
Using a
In this post I am going to show how to use an Arduino board and BitVoicer Server to control a few LEDs with voice commands. I will be using the Arduino Micro in … Read more
Who doesn't want to add lasers to their robot?
When RobotShop posted the call for reviewers of the PulseLight LIDAR-Lite V2 I knew that I needed to throw my hat in the ring. Looking over the specs found here … Read more
Control up to 4 DC motors 7-25 VDC with extra capabilities
Hi!Today I´m writing on my test on this versatile motor driver from Cytron Technologies. You have its full specifications here. Read more
Walking around via remote control or autonomous
Hello In this post I want to talk about Hexbug Spider programming, electric/electronic components and various findings related to this robot. 1. Motors - geared … Read more
Walking around via remote control or IR sensor
Hello folks Today I'll talk about VEX Robotics - Hexbug Spider Kit, this kit lets you to build a six legs, large size robot. This kit was kindly offered by LMR and … Read more
A kit to build a hexapod that with various automated behaviours and can be remote controlled
Once again I was lucky enough to be selected on LMR to review the Hexbug spider Robotics kit. I was over the moon; I have always wanted to build a hexapod but have … Read more
mBot distance measure shows on LED matrix with digital filter and sound
Measuring in a digital system is always tricky. Values dance between some values just because noise in the environment, lack of accurracy of the sensor or maybe … Read more
Uses a LED Matrix display to show messages in a mBot
Using a
Sometimes it´s good to have a display to show some things in a robot. However displays can be very complicated to handle and energy consuming, unless you use the … Read more
A new SBC that aims to become a cheaper but more powerful alternative to the Raspberry Pi
Some weeks ago, I received an invitation to become a beta tester for a new single board computer. A few days later, I received a box containing the Guitar, a new … 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
Review for Makeblock mBot: an educational STEM robot for beginners
     First of all, thanks to Makeblock, Let's Make Robots! and Franciscodr for the opportunity to review this kit.      This post is primarily a review, but … Read more
Controls various Arduino robot projects you may have
This guide will show you a way to make your own arduino friendly robot controller. you can control any arduino robot wirelessly with this controller.  Parts List: Read more
Navigate and avoid obstacles with ultrasound sensor. Can follow a line and reproduce sounds. You can handle it manually or create your own programs for it!
Once you have unboxed the mBot and mounted the fun can start!  Read more
A review of the mBot robot kit by Makeblock, including unboxing/first impressions. Further parts will review assembly, programming and use.
Unboxing Video: https://youtu.be/4EzYYkSubco   Thanks again to Franciscodr for giving me the opportunity to review another great product - This time, the mBot … Read more
Navigate and avoid obstacles with ultrasound sensor. Can follow a line and reproduce sounds. You can handle it manually or create your own programs for it!
So after unboxing the robot, we have to mount it. It's very easy and funny. All pieces you need are in the box kit (only 4 AA batteries are needed). It took me 20 … Read more
Navigate and avoid obstacles with ultrasound sensor. Can follow a line and reproduce sounds
Hi! This is the first part of my review on the mBot robot kit, designed and manufactured by Makeblock. It is an educational kit which comes with interesting sensors … Read more
A Wifi-enabled, Python based microcontroller.
The WiPy homepage So this has been a long time coming! :-) As this is my first review any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Quite a while ago I was lucky … Read more
Allows you to program an Arduino Mini Pro when plugged into a BOE.
If you cut the ATN line (pin 3) of the Basic Stamp 2 socket on the BOE board, you can program an Arduino Pro Mini in circuit. The picture shows where to cut. I … Read more