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Navigate around using Object detection and Distance Detection
Meet Sparky (Assistive Companion) currently sparky has the ability to find his way around objects and navigate through rooms. Every move that sparky makes is saved … Read more
  i did not want to use the normal methods of a balcing robot.... so i just but a big hunk a metal under the axle. bot demensions 43x43x82 brain: … Read more

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I have created my first part of my first robot, I am ready to make my entrance in this section of LMR. My robot will be modular, I will start with 3 modules each … Read more
This is a hexapod I've been working on for a while. It's a kit from Paul K. The hexapod uses HobyKing HXT900 servos. I was able to get the robot to successfully … Read more
5 Days to go! 5 Complete Entries! Good luck everyone!     Time for a new challenge! This time around, the handicap will be building your robot with a single … Read more
Hello,  After buying an Arduino starter kit and playing a little bit with it I found out that it's possible to create robots with it. Doing some research on … Read more
move forward, reverse left and right using single motor
15 Sep 2014; This project is now complete for me although i haven't explored reverse movement. Thanks to Yahmez for the challenge. Materials: Aluminium flat bar for … Read more
App controlled using arduino uno, android
The robot will think using a cheap smartphone(<80€) and use gps, accellerometer and compass data from the phone to command arduino through bluetooth or host … Read more
Hello, my first post and first attempt at a robot. I visited the Manchester (UK) Mini Maker Faire recently and saw some biped robots and I decided that I just had … Read more
Continuing to explore quadruped walking, I decided to see if I can build a robot that would have 2 degrees of freedom per leg, but still have leg inverse … Read more
Learns from Listening and Asking Questions, Tracks Colors and Heat, 6 Web Services, Database of Learned Knowledge
Using a
9/14/14 Update - Its all about being Reusable and Configurable Read more
Prowlerbot is designed around a BeagleBone Black as the primary behavior control system and several sub controllers to handle hard real-time work. The Beagle's … Read more
This is a little board I made in anticipation of Mr. Bdk6's toolchain for the LPC1114. BdkdevThis toolchain is amazing.  Really, if you are wanting to break away … Read more
Hi LMR, This is mi first Robot. I was inspired by k.biagini's bob. I don't have a 3D printer because i have 15 years and i live in Serbia. Read more

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Navigate around using Object detection and Distance Detection
Meet Sparky (Assistive Companion) currently sparky has the ability to find his way around objects and navigate through rooms. Every move that sparky makes is saved … Read more
  i did not want to use the normal methods of a balcing robot.... so i just but a big hunk a metal under the axle. bot demensions 43x43x82 brain: … Read more
just another light seeking robot  41mm wheel base  iphone for size comparison 14cm x 8cm x 7cm   parts list Read more

quad encoder read speed

This is as much a programming problem as it is a mechanical issue I guess.
A few of us are working with quad encoders at the moment and I'm just wondering about ideas how to overcome a problem I've encountered using some.
I'm using interrupt on change to count encoder ticks and also reading a 16 bit timer for the interval between ticks on each motor.

Hello, my first post and first attempt at a robot. I visited the Manchester (UK) Mini Maker Faire recently and saw some biped robots and I decided that I just had … Read more
This is a little board I made in anticipation of Mr. Bdk6's toolchain for the LPC1114. BdkdevThis toolchain is amazing.  Really, if you are wanting to break away … Read more

Use an Arduino to get to the Moon

So, this whole Maker movement has got you excited, and the rocket you are building in your backyard is nearing completion.  But you haven't decided on a navigation computer yet.  You were thinking of using a laptop, but your daughter needs it for school.  Maybe a Beaglebone Black.  Darn!  Seems they are sold out everywhere.  You look around your lab, but all you can find is an Arduino. At first you pass right over it.  But when you can't find anything else, you start to wonder, "Could it get me to the moon?"