Instructables: exploring - technology - robots - rc Thu, 2 Oct 2014 04:32:24 PDT BLOX v1.01 DIY fan powered boat
DIY fan powered boat - More DIY How To Projects]]> RoyPeer In this tutorial i will be showing you how to make a simple electric boat that uses a cpu fan in order to move. the video features a Time Lapse of building the boat. in real time, it took me about 15 minutes. the boat is super fan for small kids and safe to use. please contact me for any question yo...
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:38:27 PDT
RC Nintendo GameCube Robot
RC Nintendo GameCube Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> nahamancygig The Intro:Hi there, and welcome to the GameCube-Bot Instructable!GameCube-Bot is entering this summer's contests! If you like it, I'd be honored to have your vote!Quick Overview: GameCube-Bot is a strange beast. Here's a tour of what's inside. Designed and built from the ground up! brushless air...
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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:54:49 PDT
DIY RC Hovercraft!
DIY RC Hovercraft! - More DIY How To Projects]]> jinshen07 O. Introduction:This guide shows you how to build a hovercraft model. You can drive it on smooth ground at different speeds with a remote controller. Constructing this hovercraft will cost you 800-1000 RMB. Caution: Please read ‘Materials and Tools’ section before start, and make sure you can re...
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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:28:33 PDT
How to Build an Electric Battlebot Using Batteries
How to Build an Electric Battlebot Using Batteries - More DIY How To Projects]]> CaptCupcake Have you ever wanted to build a robot built for destruction? This instructable will show you how to build our succesful bot, Roulette. Don't let the title fool you, it may be electric but this battery powered beast was tested using past bots. We knew we had a winner when it tossed an old bot 6 feet ...
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:10:33 PDT
2WD VEHICLE AND PROTOTYPING PCB - More DIY How To Projects]]> Rigonz This Instructable deals with the construction of a RC 2WD robot under Arduino, and the construction of the prototyping PCB on the vehicle. There are many pages dealing with similar subjects, for the vehicle: , and for prototyping boards: h...
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Sun, 18 May 2014 09:31:04 PDT
ROBOWAR ROBOT - More DIY How To Projects]]> prayag nao As we know robowar is very interesting game so we made a robot for robowar.thing we need..1) 2 high torque motors 2) some Mild steel's strips3) some wire and power source.4) a workshop. Desing.... basiclly our robot will rotate at very high speed about 1000 rpm.firstly we take some M.S. strips an...
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:07:35 PDT
RC car to Obstacle Avoiding Robot
RC car to Obstacle Avoiding Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> ando2013 This is the old car. I find an old RC car in my shed. How I turned into a robot? It's simple, I will explain you in next step. The old RC car 1. Removing the casing 2.Removing the circuit. Control To control it I used:  -Arduino UNO  -A motor driver TB6612FNG Power: 8 x 1.5 alkaline battery ...
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 14:57:44 PDT
DIY Phone Controlled FPV Rover (Fast & Agile)
DIY Phone Controlled FPV Rover (Fast & Agile) - More DIY How To Projects]]> ASCAS Let's build a Bluetooth/ WiFi controlled FPV Drone! RoverBot is a highly educational Arduino based ATV-drone. It's simple to make, easy to program and is a great starter project for hobbyists! The bot is very fast and agile, not to mention of it carrying two "29,000 rpm" motors! It can surely outr...

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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:09:13 PDT
HIGH CURRENT MOTOR DRIVER ( V 1.0 ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> electro18 Want to drive some low turn - high current motors ? well you can make your own high current motor driver with some MOSFETs. PART LIST : 2 x IRF540N 2 x IRF9540N 2 x 10k resistors 1 x diode 3 x male headers 2 x MCT2E ( or equivalent optoisolators / optocouplers ) 4 x Heat Sinks 1 x DC fan ( optiona...
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 10:50:32 PST
RC Robot tractor isodesign Hello, Sorry for my bad English (thank you google traduction). It is a motorized unit, electrical and radio controlled! This module is equipped with two 350w 24V motors supplied with two 12V batteries. It may have various applications, such as a small tow trailer for moving a heavy element from one...
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Wed, 6 Nov 2013 02:12:46 PST
ArduMower Do it yourself robotic mower!
ArduMower Do it yourself robotic mower! - More DIY How To Projects]]> ArduMower Everyone knows them, some already have one: a robotic mower! You can purchase them, sometimes they are ‘intelligent’, sometimes they are simply silly. Very often, they are missing an important piece: adding your own ideas to the robot’s ‘brain’. That’s the idea of this project (’Ardumower’): Making ...
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Sun, 8 Sep 2013 10:23:04 PDT
DIY RC Android Sumobot [Bluetooth Multiplayer]
DIY RC Android Sumobot [Bluetooth Multiplayer] - More DIY How To Projects]]> ASCAS Get ready to rumble, it's time to get pushy! This week I built a $90, Android controlled bluetooth sumobot. This is a fun way to spend time with your friends and engage in multiplayer tournaments! It maybe held on your backyard or even in professional events. The "TSA" & "science Olympiad" also supp...

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Sat, 31 Aug 2013 20:05:24 PDT
Android controlled RC Vehicle with real-time Video via Bluetooth & Wi-Fi
Android controlled RC Vehicle with real-time Video via Bluetooth & Wi-Fi - More DIY How To Projects]]> tolik777 On the Internet there are many articles on the use of RC cars with IP or Web-based camera. But most of them used a laptop or an internal router with Open-WRT or DD-WRT firmware. View the video and control of the RC car in such projects usually implemented with a PC or Laptop. In this article describ...
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Tue, 20 Aug 2013 02:24:03 PDT
Biting Obstacles Autonomous Robot « Sanglier » (boar)
Biting Obstacles Autonomous Robot « Sanglier » (boar) - More DIY How To Projects]]> SnowViet General concept Our first idea was to create a tracked robot able to climb stairs and plenty of others obstacles, to reach a good speed (around 10 or 15 km/h) while filming and transmitting data. It will decide itself if it can go through an obstacle like a slope, stairs or a hole.  Recognizing peo...
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Sun, 7 Jul 2013 13:46:14 PDT
How to build a ROV (Submarine)
How to build a ROV (Submarine) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Videographer101 A while back I was looking around on the internet and saw someone's home built ROV. I thought to myself that I could never build that. 3 weeks later, I had built a fully functional ROV. An ROV is a Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle,  and I have built mine to explore an old  town under my lake. Th...
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Sat, 29 Jun 2013 05:32:19 PDT
Black Eagle aerial mapping UAV
Black Eagle aerial mapping UAV - More DIY How To Projects]]> Justinvent This airframe was designed to meet the ten below criteria with the final goal of carrying an aerial mapping payload. Before designing the Black Eagle I sat down and drew up a list of design aspects that I would like to include in the plane: The plane must be energy efficient and have the ability to...
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Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:10:03 PDT
How to change the drive shaft on your Quadcopter RC motor
How to change the drive shaft on your Quadcopter RC motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> maninvan This instructable is how to change the supplied drive shaft on a 3DRobotics supplied 850Kv motor to a new shorter one and a new prop adapter. The procedure is fairly simple if you have the right mechanic tools. They are easily sourced from your local hardware or automotive supply store and are not e...
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Sun, 5 May 2013 23:11:57 PDT
Continous Rotation Servo Mod - Adjustable Method
Continous Rotation Servo Mod - Adjustable Method - More DIY How To Projects]]> charels88 I know there are a lot of methods for doing this but I was unhappy with the other methods.  Servos have 4 basic parts motor, gear train, controller board, and poteniometer(pot). The two things we need to modify are the gear train and the pot.  What I will do different is by using a different pot tha...
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Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:43:58 PDT
Jury Rigging A Servo To Drive A Low Voltage Motor (DIY ESC)
Jury Rigging A Servo To Drive A Low Voltage Motor (DIY ESC) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Nicapizza Every good maker has used a servo at sometime or another. Whether it was for a RC car or an Arduino powered robot arm. I was working on building an Arduino powered tank. I tried using continuous rotation servos as the drive motors, but it was much too slow. I knew how to interface a servo with an Ar...
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Tue, 26 Mar 2013 12:50:41 PDT
Radio Controlled Tumbling Robot Mechanism JimRD Here is a video of my radio controlled tumbling robot. It is moving rather slow because I don't know how to work the servos as they change directions each time it rolls over. To build it I used two 360 degree servos and some acrylic rulers. 
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Fri, 18 Jan 2013 02:09:50 PST
How to make human robot that waves, nods and shakes his head dagelias Hi! This is an instruction video on how I made a three servo human robot! Enjoy! 
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Wed, 12 Dec 2012 12:18:37 PST
Simple Robotics for Beginners!
Simple Robotics for Beginners! - More DIY How To Projects]]> .A. For my very first instructable, I decided to do something that had eluded me for several months on where to start a while back; R/C robotics and battlebots.  The components that I used are hard to find now, but the good thing about this instructable is that it applies to all sorts of speed control...
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Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:13:00 PST
HOG Wheel Jamie bagn This is my design for a Hemispherical Omnidirectional Gimbaled wheel or HOG wheel. The principles behind it are simple, you have a hemisphere attached to a motor which in turn is attached to a gimbal. The gimbal allows you to angle the motor and therefore  change which bit of the hemisphere is in c...
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Mon, 8 Oct 2012 12:48:09 PDT
Mr Roboto
Mr Roboto - More DIY How To Projects]]> sparten11 I would like to print out this robotic hand and make it fully articulated using air muscels. A company called "INMOOV " makes them. I want to improve this design and make it better.  I see this hand helping our veterans who have lost a hand fighting for our freedoms we all take for granted and give...
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Tue, 2 Oct 2012 09:42:38 PDT
Robot Sumo 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
RC Crawling Bot JimRD Technically this is not a robot as it has no sensors and is not autonomous, but it could be roboticized. It is really just an investigation into robot type motion and it was easier for me to accomplish that using radio control rather than microprocessor control. The crawling bot, whose pet name...
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Sun, 26 Aug 2012 03:16:31 PDT
DJI Groundstation instructions for flying an octocopter on autopilot
DJI Groundstation instructions for flying an octocopter on autopilot - More DIY How To Projects]]> gabriellalevine You can use the DJI wookong flight controller system, upgraded for use with GPS waypoint coordinates, to fly a helicopter on autopilot mode. It was somewhat hard for me to decipher the DJI wookong maual. SO here's how I did it. What you need I was flying the OctoKong, purchased from rc-drone...
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Tue, 21 Aug 2012 11:22:48 PDT
SPHERO SHARK NXTHacker this is a sphero shark i made. Its really easy to make, just cut out little pieces of plastic packaging, paint them blue, then stick them onto sphero. This sphero has been programed in macrolab to wiggle side to side, just like a real shark
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Wed, 8 Aug 2012 02:20:07 PDT
rc Robotic hand stevenzhang   My homemade rc robotics hand with a hobbyking transmitter
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Sat, 30 Jun 2012 18:13:46 PDT
Mobile Earth Rover One - 3.5G Exploration
Mobile Earth Rover One - 3.5G Exploration - More DIY How To Projects]]> aldricnegrier If you can’t explore the Moon or Mars … you can always explore your neighborhood! The main goal of this project is to alter a remote controlled vehicle and control it via Internet Telerobotics using the Mobile Telephone Network (WWAN - Wireless Wide Area Network) 3.5G or 4G (Long Term Evolution) an...
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Sat, 7 Apr 2012 10:28:40 PDT
RC Car to Robot
RC Car to Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo Converting an RC car into a robot is a quick and easy way to get started with robotics. At the very least, when you get bored of playing with your remote control car after three days, you can turn it into a robot that will do all of your evil bidding. Well, maybe not all of it, but at least a siza...
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Sun, 1 Apr 2012 10:11:55 PDT
Sphero's Automobile
Sphero's Automobile - More DIY How To Projects]]> SkylarC Sphero driving a car?! Yes. Pretty awesome, right? Sphero is the first robotic ball that you control with a tilt, touch, or swing from your smartphone or tablet.  In addition, Sphero has iOS and Android SDK's for developers, which allows virtually anyone to program new games and apps for Sphero. Fi...
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Tue, 27 Mar 2012 09:26:25 PDT
How to convert (almost) any 27 or 49 MHz RC Car into a Robotic car
How to convert (almost) any 27 or 49 MHz RC Car into a Robotic car - More DIY How To Projects]]> dflam I am teaching a robotics course in my kids high school (Rambam Mesivta in Lawrence, NY). I was looking for a cost effective way to teach them about the priciples of robotics without spending an arm and a leg, and getting them excited about the prospects of hacking hardware and teach them how to inte...
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Wed, 11 Jan 2012 23:31:09 PST
Robowars, KMB Combat Robot howtowithmanish SO last winter I went to LUMS PSIFI, and we participated in Robowars, the battle of robots. We got knocked out right in the semi-final so here are some pictures of our robot. :) It was the first time we had made a robot, so we were unaware of quite a lot of things and so it our robot wasn't perfect ...
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Thu, 8 Sep 2011 11:34:26 PDT
Robot 1: "Little Jimmy" based on PICAXE-18M2
Robot 1: "Little Jimmy" based on PICAXE-18M2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
How to Make a Sumo Bot (Science Olympiad 2011 Rules)
How to Make a Sumo Bot (Science Olympiad 2011 Rules) - More DIY How To Projects]]> AlphaFire This Sumo Bot was the Century High School, from Rochester, Minnesota, Science Olympiad Team's entry into the State Competition on March 5, 2011. Although we didn't do so well (25th out of 32 teams), I still decided to showcase my hard work, and to provide tips for other people. Here's a brief overv...
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Sun, 13 Mar 2011 22:38:42 PDT
MAYA Budget Telepresence Rover
MAYA Budget Telepresence Rover - More DIY How To Projects]]> bhylak Telepresence Robots are robots which allow you to be somewhere you can't physically be, such as being at school while your sick or being at work while your on vacation. While it is amazing technology, most telepresence robots are in the thousands range. Maya, short for Me And You Anywhere, is here t...
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Sat, 12 Mar 2011 12:34:02 PST
HOW TO MAKE A simple RC SPY ROBOT - More DIY How To Projects]]> 19charbel96 In this instructable , i'm gonna show you how to make an rc spy robot which is controled by an rc car controller. this robots can bring you videos and audios off the place where he is because of the spy cam !! BUT the bad thing is THE distance , it depende off the spy cam and the car  . SO good...
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Sun, 8 Aug 2010 11:52:12 PDT
omni-car budsiskos my homemade omni-directional holonomic car. the body was designed with autodesk inventor and then printed on a 3d printer. the control system is a unique design of mine that requires no specialized processors in-between the rc module and the 360 servos. all it needs is a special combination of 3 v-t...
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Sun, 15 Nov 2009 18:43:04 PST
Simple Servo Tester
Simple Servo Tester - More DIY How To Projects]]> Gadget Gangster A little bigger than a postage stamp, the Simple Servo Tester lets you control two digital or analog servos without using a transmitter or receiver, just plug in your battery pack to start testing. Use it to check your servos before installing them into your models or to center your servos when set...
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Wed, 30 Sep 2009 11:37:31 PDT
Leg Wheel Hybrid Vehical budsiskos a Hybrid design of the classic car wheel design and the modern theo jansen mechanism legs main body is acrylic and uses a modified s3003 servo as the engine.
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Sat, 12 Sep 2009 12:31:44 PDT
RC Nerf Tank
RC Nerf Tank - More DIY How To Projects]]> travis7s My first ever Instructable, yay!This was one of the more fun projects I've attempted and I'm fairly pleased with the results.Most of the parts and skills used in this project are from my fighting robot hobby. It might seem like a complex project but anyone with basic handy-person skills and willing ...
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Sat, 18 Apr 2009 17:28:38 PDT
RC Bristle Robot
RC Bristle Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> Walkerion This is a type of robot that used to be just a pager motor on a tooth brush but now you can make it remote control with just a few items. You don't need to know ANYTHING about robots, or electronics to make this project. Materials To make this robot you will need -hot glue gun -a mini remote c...
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Fri, 13 Mar 2009 19:09:58 PDT
How To Radio Control DC Motors Cheaply
How To Radio Control DC Motors Cheaply - More DIY How To Projects]]> Al1970 For the people who don't know what a "VEX" is. It is a company that sells robotic parts and kits. They sell a "VEX" transmitter and receiver on their site for $129.99 but you can get a "VEX" transmitter and receiver for about $20 on "Ebay" and many other places. The "VEX" transmitter is a 6 channe...
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Sat, 14 Jun 2008 12:55:03 PDT
carmageddon rc !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!/
carmageddon rc !!!!!!!!!!!!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> MAD-DOC well this all started when I got a RC heli just before guy fawkes night helicopter + rocket = cool well i did start that but soon realized i would have to buy another controller to fire it on command then i had a vision (actually i tripped over my RC nitro car then it came to me RC-carmageddon so wi...

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Tue, 6 Nov 2007 09:44:21 PST
Beware of the horrible pumpkin bots ....
Beware of the horrible pumpkin bots .... - More DIY How To Projects]]> frickelkram These bots are all dangerous!They came over me with full force. I did not expect them to be this powerful. Hopefully they all lose their energy very soon ... ;-) What you need It helps a lot if you own many many things that you got out of old electronic devices. I used motors from old XBOX gamep...
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Mon, 29 Oct 2007 12:11:29 PDT
Micro RC Car Teardown
Micro RC Car Teardown - More DIY How To Projects]]> westfw This is sort of an "example" instructable for the Dr Destruct-O Teardowns group; something I did a few years ago. I don't know if this particular car is still available, but...This is one of those mini remote controller cars that was all over, selling for $10 or less. It wasn't so great as a car;...
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Sun, 1 Jul 2007 01:22:00 PDT