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Telepresence. Human/Computer interaction (speech, movement). Autonomous mode using A* in a controlled environment.
Using a
Update 10/29/2014 Read more
Self-diagnoses medical conditions
While the world encounters more and more Ebola cases, the human kind seems to be more than ever in need of a medical tricorder, known from the science fiction TV … Read more
You can see a side view here and a view of the casters here  I worked really hard on that acronym title. Chassis Read more
Autonomous operation,solenoid engine powered
This creation was a test to build a robot using a solenoid engine that I had made previously, and to make a functional robotic forklift using sensors, with a … Read more
Quick and simple tester for LIPO voltages
This was a quickie project for checking LIPO voltages before parallel charging and can also check individual cell voltages of multi-cell batteries or anything using … Read more
ok so this is the stalled K9 mark Pom, I have a Cubie Truck3 for the main brain so I can run the ROS on it. and that is where it stalled lol I have 4 vex omni … Read more
Sense light levels
This is my first project so it may not be very impressive. This  costed arpund $10 to build however I am in the UK... What the project does: if the light level is … Read more
Description: The purpose of the project is to design a robot that can be controlled by human voice. The first video shows the test of the robot. The second video … Read more
Sorts lego into their singular piece types
Hi. Imgur photos here: http://imgur.com/a/AZg0n#0 At the end of grade 12 I had a control systems assignment and as my project I decided to make a Lego sorter. The … Read more
Balances without gyros - arduino, hc-sr04, continuous servos
Here's my slightly unusual balancing bot. Normally blancing bots use motors and gyros,but my minimal bot uses just servos and an untrasonic distance sensor.   Used … Read more

Q

test bed for four wheel drive, and hits everything
    Q is my introduction to four wheel drive rover designed to be used with the picaxe 28x2 shield but any controller with  four motors and four servo's will … Read more
Shows you lights
Was in home for a one day holiday. Decided to do something. Was pretty simple to make, with ATMEGA by my side. Video quality isn't so good bcoz i am in a hurry, and … Read more
Allows any Arduino board to accept commands from an IR receiver
Most homes these days have at least 1 infrared remote control for controlling the television. These remote controls can also be used to control robots or even to … Read more
I have seen some great quadruped robots on this site in the past few years and always wanted to build one myself. It became one of the most time-consuming projects … Read more

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Autonomous operation,solenoid engine powered
This creation was a test to build a robot using a solenoid engine that I had made previously, and to make a functional robotic forklift using sensors, with a … Read more
Allows any Arduino board to accept commands from an IR receiver
Most homes these days have at least 1 infrared remote control for controlling the television. These remote controls can also be used to control robots or even to … Read more
Exercises gyro wheel toy so I don't have to.
9-17-2014 - This is version 1 of my project to automate a gyro wheel toy. I really wanted to use reed switches but didn't have any available so created my own … Read more

How to make a medium size robot. Let's make a guide!

Now we have wonderful tutorials for making beginners and small robots, but bigger robot need stronger frame, motors, bigger batteries and can do much more work.

There are good examples of medium size robots here, but it would be useful to me and maybe others if there is a good comparison of various motors and drivers, how to get them and what to care about to avoid crashes and dangers.

Navigate around via ultrasound
Using a
First attempt at a palm sized simple autonomous robot. Extremely basic, the Arduino turns the bot left if the Ping senses something closer than 3-4 inches away. … Read more
The robot shown here, which is based on factory parts. The HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensing type distance measuring device used. The sen Read more