Instructables: exploring - technology - robots - microcontroller - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:01:50 PDT BLOX v1.01 Make a Crawling Robot Zombie with Severed Legs http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Crawling-Robot-Zombie-with-Severed-Legs/
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By: ossum

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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 16:49:06 PDT
DR1: Discovery Rover http://www.instructables.com/id/DR1-Discovery-Rover/
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By: fxxxx

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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 02:02:47 PDT
Robot - Line Follower http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-Line-Follower/
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By: midhun_s

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Sun, 30 Jun 2013 12:25:48 PDT
Hack Your Hasbro R2D2 With an IOIO Microcontroller! http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-Your-Hasbro-R2D2-With-an-IOIO-Microcontroller/
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Tue, 5 Jun 2012 04:23:00 PDT
Pingbot - Micro RC Rechargable Musical Robot Pal http://www.instructables.com/id/Pingbot-Micro-RC-Rechargable-Musical-Robot-Pal/
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By: Tomdf

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Fri, 1 Jun 2012 21:50:08 PDT
DIY Mod an Omnibot 80's Robot with Voice, Camera, Servos, Bluetooth http://www.instructables.com/id/Hacked-Omnibot-Voice-Camera-Servos-Bluetooth/
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By: djsures

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Sun, 20 Feb 2011 18:51:06 PST
Tree Climbing Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Tree-Climbing-Robot/
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By: ben_k

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Sun, 21 Aug 2011 09:32:00 PDT
Delta Robot Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Delta-Robot-Clock/
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By: Layout

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Tue, 14 Jun 2011 13:26:16 PDT
Furby Brain Surgery http://www.instructables.com/id/Furby-Brain-Surgery/
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By: monkeywidget

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Sun, 5 Jun 2011 19:22:12 PDT
Make a Voice Controlled Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Voice-Control-Robot-in-7-Minutes/
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By: societyofrobots

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Fri, 11 Feb 2011 16:48:10 PST
Make A Robot Ant http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Robot-Ant/
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Sun, 13 Feb 2011 13:53:28 PST
Mechanized Android Figure http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanized-Android-Figure/
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By: tanabata

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Sat, 12 Feb 2011 23:45:23 PST
Simple Robotics Breadboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Robotics-Breadboard/
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By: doctek

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Thu, 9 Sep 2010 17:37:52 PDT
Ghetto Programming: Getting started with AVR microprocessors on the cheap. http://www.instructables.com/id/Ghetto-Programming%3a-Getting-started-with-AVR-micro/
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By: The Real Elliot

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Sat, 18 Nov 2006 16:17:43 PST
Super Simple Beginners Robot! http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Simple-Beginners-Robot/
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By: BIGBUG

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Sat, 14 Feb 2009 16:19:27 PST
World's Cheapest I2C (I-Squared-C) Adapter http://www.instructables.com/id/Worlds-Cheapest-I2C-I-Squared-C-Adapter/
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By: pburgess

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Wed, 23 Apr 2008 02:08:05 PDT
How to build your first Robot ($ 85) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-your-first-robot/
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Wed, 12 Mar 2008 17:11:12 PDT