Instructables: exploring - technology - robots - microcontroller http://www.instructables.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:30:48 PDT BLOX v1.01 Robot driven by PS3 controller through Arduino and Wifi shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-driven-by-PS3-controller-through-Arduino-and/
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Thu, 12 Sep 2013 06:34:56 PDT
Robot - Line Follower http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-Line-Follower/
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Sun, 30 Jun 2013 12:25:48 PDT
Robot Sumo http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-Sumo/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/1Q8X/H7A8QB8V/FMA1Q8XH7A8QB8V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/1Q8X/H7A8QB8V/FMA1Q8XH7A8QB8V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/1Q8X/H7A8QB8V/FMA1Q8XH7A8QB8V.SMALL.jpg Nader_bhs This Robot is controlled by two Xbee modules (transmitter and receiver). The receiver is installed in the robot and the transmitter is connected to PC.
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Sun, 30 Sep 2012 16:34:20 PDT
Arduino Robotic arm and monitoring with Processing http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Robotic-arm-and-monitoring-with-Processing/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/FI5W/H2WETQKB/FF8FI5WH2WETQKB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/FI5W/H2WETQKB/FF8FI5WH2WETQKB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/FI5W/H2WETQKB/FF8FI5WH2WETQKB.SMALL.jpg mpmihai the robotic arm grabs an object after it detects it using the motion detector and then it moves it at a specific location. list of parts:     1.3 servos     2. passive infrared motion detector : http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8630     3. arduino uno R3 board     4. micro maestro 6 channel servo c...
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Fri, 15 Jun 2012 07:22:42 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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Fri, 1 Jun 2012 21:50:08 PDT
Small robot made from hacked toys http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-robot-made-from-hacked-toys/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/HLLP/H2MYIPP6/F4LHLLPH2MYIPP6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/HLLP/H2MYIPP6/F4LHLLPH2MYIPP6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/HLLP/H2MYIPP6/F4LHLLPH2MYIPP6.SMALL.jpg mgingerich This video demonstrates my first successful robot. It consists of a Basic Stamp microcontroller, a snap circuits car, and the head of a toy robot. A servo motor rotates the head, which contains infrared sensors to detect obstacles. The motors are controlled by relays, and their power supply is compl...
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Sun, 27 May 2012 16:38:37 PDT
Tree Climbing Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Tree-Climbing-Robot/
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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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Tue, 14 Jun 2011 13:26:16 PDT
Position estimation of a wheeled bot with arduino. http://www.instructables.com/id/Position-estimation-of-a-wheeled-bot-with-arduino/
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Fri, 10 Jun 2011 23:23:36 PDT
Furby Brain Surgery http://www.instructables.com/id/Furby-Brain-Surgery/
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Sun, 5 Jun 2011 19:22:12 PDT
Floor Cleaning Robot with Vex Robotics System http://www.instructables.com/id/Floor-Cleaning-Robot-with-Vex-Robotics-System/
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Sun, 20 Mar 2011 19:01:17 PDT
Make a scary scarab robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-scary-scarab-robot/
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Sat, 19 Mar 2011 22:34:29 PDT
Cellphone Operated Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Cellphone-Operated-Robot-1/
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Sun, 6 Mar 2011 05:34:48 PST
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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Sun, 20 Feb 2011 18:51:06 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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Sat, 12 Feb 2011 23:45:23 PST
Make a Voice Controlled Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Voice-Control-Robot-in-7-Minutes/
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Fri, 11 Feb 2011 16:48:10 PST
Simplest Possible Microcontroller-Based Maze-Solving Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Simplest-Possible-Microcontroller-Based-Maze-Solvi/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/NB17/GJQEJVGC/FWPNB17GJQEJVGC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/NB17/GJQEJVGC/FWPNB17GJQEJVGC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/NB17/GJQEJVGC/FWPNB17GJQEJVGC.SMALL.jpg mikhalchuk Ok, you've got a microcontroller and need to build the simplest possible robot to solve a maze. What would be your solution? Consider that a tricky question, use all your imagination, there is a solution that will only take 15 minutes of your time (including watching this video instructable)..
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Wed, 9 Feb 2011 07:57:22 PST
Retro 80's Master Blaster Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Master-Blaster-Robot/
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Sun, 16 Jan 2011 15:02:26 PST
Simple Robotics Breadboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Robotics-Breadboard/
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Thu, 9 Sep 2010 17:37:52 PDT
Cheap, Easy Robotics for the Non-Programmer http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Easy-Robotics-for-the-Non-Programmer/
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Wed, 1 Sep 2010 14:35:21 PDT
Color Detection Using RGB LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Detection-Using-RGB-LED/
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Tue, 19 May 2009 19:38:52 PDT
Super Simple Beginners Robot! http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Simple-Beginners-Robot/
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Sat, 14 Feb 2009 16:19:27 PST
Robotrex Robotic Dinasaur http://www.instructables.com/id/Robotrex-Robotic-Dinasaur/
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Sat, 8 Nov 2008 02:05:18 PST
Robot Brain: Build a single board computer in an evening http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-Brain-Build-a-single-board-computer-in-an-e/
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Tue, 19 Aug 2008 05:30:02 PDT
LED message system on a Strida folding bicycle wheel http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-message-system-on-a-Strida-folding-bicycle-whe/
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Sun, 20 Jul 2008 04:13:24 PDT
World's Cheapest I2C (I-Squared-C) Adapter http://www.instructables.com/id/Worlds-Cheapest-I2C-I-Squared-C-Adapter/
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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
Ghetto Programming: Getting started with AVR microprocessors on the cheap. http://www.instructables.com/id/Ghetto-Programming%3a-Getting-started-with-AVR-micro/
Ghetto Programming: Getting started with AVR microprocessors on the cheap. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/TNEC/C8MEUKIKV6Y/FJITNECC8MEUKIKV6Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/TNEC/C8MEUKIKV6Y/FJITNECC8MEUKIKV6Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/TNEC/C8MEUKIKV6Y/FJITNECC8MEUKIKV6Y.SMALL.jpg The Real Elliot Microprocessors are so cheap these days. If only there were a way to program them up just as cheaply... *wavy dream-sequence lines*In this instructable, find out how to build up a complete AVR microprocessor toolchain: compiler, programmer software, programmer hardware, and some simple demos to get...
By: The Real Elliot

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Sat, 18 Nov 2006 16:17:43 PST
PICBasic serial interrupts with PIC16F877 http://www.instructables.com/id/PICBasic-serial-interrupts-with-PIC16F877/
PICBasic serial interrupts with PIC16F877 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/V5I9/8T0EP27VDTX/FZ1V5I98T0EP27VDTX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/V5I9/8T0EP27VDTX/FZ1V5I98T0EP27VDTX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/V5I9/8T0EP27VDTX/FZ1V5I98T0EP27VDTX.SMALL.jpg leevonk simple example code to use serial interrupts for the PIC16F877. 1) a matlab program sends the PIC numbers 2) the PIC will pause whatever it's doing, 3) get the numbers and display them on LEDs, 4) and then continue on with what it was doing. here's the code, enjoy see the code in the txt file. I...
By: leevonk

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Tue, 11 Apr 2006 15:22:18 PDT
Intro to PIC Microcontrollers http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-to-PIC-Microcontrollers/
Intro to PIC Microcontrollers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/V5I9/8T0EP27VDTX/FZ1V5I98T0EP27VDTX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/V5I9/8T0EP27VDTX/FZ1V5I98T0EP27VDTX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/V5I9/8T0EP27VDTX/FZ1V5I98T0EP27VDTX.SMALL.jpg leevonk a minimum of what you need to get started programming PIC micros for use in electronics projects (robotics, etc) What you need for the project NOTE: seems like if you have windows XP, there is no free PIC programmer software that can download code to your PIC throught the serial port. This meens ...
By: leevonk

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Wed, 22 Mar 2006 19:39:58 PST
Cockroach Control System (via psychological manipulation) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cockroach-Control-System-via-psychological-manipu/
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By: leevonk

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Fri, 17 Mar 2006 15:51:53 PST