Instructables: exploring - technology - robots - programming http://www.instructables.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:44:33 PDT BLOX v1.01 Simplest Line Follower http://www.instructables.com/id/Simplest-Line-Follower/
Simplest Line Follower - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWY/378E/HWX48NK2/FWY378EHWX48NK2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWY/378E/HWX48NK2/FWY378EHWX48NK2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWY/378E/HWX48NK2/FWY378EHWX48NK2.SMALL.jpg eaglerobot This is an Easy Line follower ..which is based on simple secmatics only just follow some instruction and make it is is very simple.. Making PCB Last week I finally got time to do a bit of work. I made my own PCB :). I wish I had learned this back in college. It have would saved me so much time. ...
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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 01:09:49 PDT
Programming an FRC Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Programming-an-FRC-Robot/
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Mon, 12 May 2014 22:25:57 PDT
Autonomous AR Parrot Drone 2.0 Flying http://www.instructables.com/id/Autonomous-AR-Parrot-Drone-20-Flying/
Autonomous AR Parrot Drone 2.0 Flying - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/QK6B/HTBIOWY6/F1AQK6BHTBIOWY6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/QK6B/HTBIOWY6/F1AQK6BHTBIOWY6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/QK6B/HTBIOWY6/F1AQK6BHTBIOWY6.SMALL.jpg Mizchief100 This instructable will give you an EXTREMELY simple and quick way ( with code written by you! The best part of this project is it only requires the drone and a laptop (mac or windows). No modifications to the drone. I will also show you how to stream the video from the drone onto your laptop. Chec...
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Fri, 2 May 2014 10:21:39 PDT
Animatron-6: Control Program for Animatronics http://www.instructables.com/id/Animatron-6-Control-Program-for-Animatronics/
Animatron-6: Control Program for Animatronics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/VU6M/HSL29APZ/FQQVU6MHSL29APZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/VU6M/HSL29APZ/FQQVU6MHSL29APZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/VU6M/HSL29APZ/FQQVU6MHSL29APZ.SMALL.jpg djsfantasi Animatron-6 was the software I developed to control my animatronic, presented here in 2011 http://goo.gl/1Cndha . It is a compiled Basic program, which interprets a proprietary language I designed, called A-Code, for animatronic code.http://goo.gl/eBljFO Description Animatron is a simple program ...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 19:42:04 PDT
Arduino Animatronic Hand Mark 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Animatronic-Hand-Mark-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FC0/0RW2/HJKBK054/FC00RW2HJKBK054.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC0/0RW2/HJKBK054/FC00RW2HJKBK054.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC0/0RW2/HJKBK054/FC00RW2HJKBK054.SMALL.jpg TheSteamer71 This is an animatronic hand I built. The fingers, the palm and the forearm are entirely made of wood (poplar to be exact). The fingers are articulated by tendons (fishing line) pulled by motors. Right now, the 5 servo motors are controlled with an Arduino UNO. This protoype can perform a good amount...
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Thu, 8 Aug 2013 18:35:17 PDT
Build STEMbot1 - A Robot That Makes Programming Fun and Easy http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-STEMbot1-A-Robot-That-Makes-Programming-Fu/
Build STEMbot1 - A Robot That Makes Programming Fun and Easy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/MGEC/HHMI536N/FAYMGECHHMI536N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/MGEC/HHMI536N/FAYMGECHHMI536N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/MGEC/HHMI536N/FAYMGECHHMI536N.SMALL.jpg emgrobotics The modern smartphone or tablet (mobile device) has more computing power than desktop computers had just 10 years ago. Modern mobile devices are full of sensors including: GPS, compass, 3-axis accelerometers, gyroscopes, etc and are well connected via cellular network, WiFi, and Bluetooth. Chanc...
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Sun, 9 Jun 2013 18:52:13 PDT
Robotic Spider V8 http://www.instructables.com/id/Hapless-Spider-V8/
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Wed, 6 Feb 2013 14:54:07 PST
My Mini Sumobot (500g Prototype) http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Mini-Sumobot-500g-Prototype/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F48/68E3/HAQ32NP3/F4868E3HAQ32NP3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F48/68E3/HAQ32NP3/F4868E3HAQ32NP3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F48/68E3/HAQ32NP3/F4868E3HAQ32NP3.SMALL.jpg ASCAS Here's my mini sumobot, running for the national sumobot competition (Philippines). After the competition (January 12 & 26) I'l probably release a full step by step tutorial, provided with some old codes. This guide will help you understand and provide you ideas on how a typical sumobot works.  Wha...
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Wed, 2 Jan 2013 23:20:20 PST
Hack the Snap Circuits Rover http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-the-Snap-Circuits-Rover/
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Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:17:07 PDT
Spy Video Trakr: Add a Missile Launcher http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycle-The-Spy-Video-Trakr-Add-a-Missile-Launche/
Spy Video Trakr: Add a Missile Launcher - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWE/V6BB/GW3X8NOZ/FWEV6BBGW3X8NOZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWE/V6BB/GW3X8NOZ/FWEV6BBGW3X8NOZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWE/V6BB/GW3X8NOZ/FWEV6BBGW3X8NOZ.SMALL.jpg KRA5H In honor of National Robotics Week and the Instructables Robot Challenge I am submitting a few robot designs. This design (for ages 13-18) takes advantage of Wild Planet's Spy Video Trakr, which is easily programmable and designed by its developers to be hacked. The Trakr is a remote controlled rob...
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Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:47:16 PDT
Tree Climbing Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Tree-Climbing-Robot/
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Sun, 21 Aug 2011 09:32:00 PDT
Robot 3: Autonomous Sensor Platform 'Jimbo' http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-2-Autonomous-Sensor-Platform-Jimbo/
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Sun, 7 Aug 2011 15:41:41 PDT
IR Remote Controlled Tracked Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/IR-Remote-Controlled-Tracked-Robot/
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Sat, 9 Jul 2011 18:11:55 PDT
Robot 1: "Little Jimmy" based on PICAXE-18M2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-1-Little-Jimmy-based-on-PICAXE-18M2/
Robot 1: "Little Jimmy" based on PICAXE-18M2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/PX1S/GP7IFBTJ/FOLPX1SGP7IFBTJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/PX1S/GP7IFBTJ/FOLPX1SGP7IFBTJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/PX1S/GP7IFBTJ/FOLPX1SGP7IFBTJ.SMALL.jpg jamesthequack I wanted to build this little robot to give me a fun and flexible platform for learning more about programming, RC (radio-control), drive trains (the mechanics that make it go) and the newest PICAXE processor, the 18M2. Under a modest budget, I sought to salvage materials and build as much as I coul...
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Sun, 26 Jun 2011 18:39:47 PDT
robot with microcontroller http://www.instructables.com/id/robot-with-microcontroller/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWX/ZEZF/GLL50A2B/FWXZEZFGLL50A2B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWX/ZEZF/GLL50A2B/FWXZEZFGLL50A2B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWX/ZEZF/GLL50A2B/FWXZEZFGLL50A2B.SMALL.jpg www.robotscience.co.za Check out my website www.robotscience.co.za for more instructuions on how to make these robots yourself using freely available stuff
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Wed, 30 Mar 2011 01:11:18 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
Bluetooth your iRobot Roomba! http://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-your-iRobot-Roomba/
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Sun, 20 Mar 2011 01:07:25 PDT
DIY Mod an Omnibot 80's Robot with Voice, Camera, Servos, Bluetooth http://www.instructables.com/id/Hacked-Omnibot-Voice-Camera-Servos-Bluetooth/
DIY Mod an Omnibot 80's Robot with Voice, Camera, Servos, Bluetooth - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/7R3K/GJQEBINQ/FJQ7R3KGJQEBINQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/7R3K/GJQEBINQ/FJQ7R3KGJQEBINQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/7R3K/GJQEBINQ/FJQ7R3KGJQEBINQ.SMALL.jpg djsures *Check back for more updates on this build :) So, have you heard of the Omnibot? Well! Any kid from the 80's will remember how amazing this robot was. For you young kids, this robot was released in the early 80's by Tomy. The robot was "programmable", in the sense that the actions were recorded to ...
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Sun, 20 Feb 2011 18:51:06 PST
Retro 80's Master Blaster Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Master-Blaster-Robot/
Retro 80's Master Blaster Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5W/I330/GIYWWF3T/F5WI330GIYWWF3T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5W/I330/GIYWWF3T/F5WI330GIYWWF3T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5W/I330/GIYWWF3T/F5WI330GIYWWF3T.SMALL.jpg djsures Tutorial to make a bluetooth remote controlled 1980's retro robot, that I named Master Blaster! I found this robot shell for cheap in china town the other day. It is plastic and cost me $9.99. Its original motion was to walk forward and flash its eyes. Not very exciting... I added the EZ-B Robot C...
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Sun, 16 Jan 2011 15:02:26 PST
Bluetooth Robot... Fast, cheap and reusable http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Bluetooth-Robot-Fast-and-cheap/
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Tue, 28 Dec 2010 15:38:07 PST
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
Build an autonomous Wall-E Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-an-autonomous-Wall-E-Robot/
Build an autonomous Wall-E Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/39U3/FMMCZ2OJ/FK039U3FMMCZ2OJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/39U3/FMMCZ2OJ/FK039U3FMMCZ2OJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/39U3/FMMCZ2OJ/FK039U3FMMCZ2OJ.SMALL.jpg djsures Hi! After a kabillion requests, here you go! This robot is running the EZ-B available at http://www.ez-robot.com First a little introduction, watch the vide: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJiMUzJHYFk I started off with the toy titled "Interactive Wall-E". Available at toys'r'us current price $34....
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Mon, 27 Oct 2008 16:11:01 PDT
Intro to PIC Microcontrollers http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-to-PIC-Microcontrollers/
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Wed, 22 Mar 2006 19:39:58 PST