Instructables: exploring - technology - robots - robotics - robot - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:43:38 PDT BLOX v1.01 GoonQuad, an Emotive Quadruped http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Emotive-Quadruped/
GoonQuad, an Emotive Quadruped - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F95/SJ17/HTN0V2IV/F95SJ17HTN0V2IV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F95/SJ17/HTN0V2IV/F95SJ17HTN0V2IV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F95/SJ17/HTN0V2IV/F95SJ17HTN0V2IV.SMALL.jpg antpgomes Hi everyone This week our students from Computing in the Creative Arts had a public exhibit of their term projects. This project is close to my heart as I worked closely with this particular group of students who despite having very little technical background were deeply passionate about creati...
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Sat, 5 Apr 2014 13:34:58 PDT
The Boss Box Bot http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Boss-Box-Bot/
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Fri, 24 May 2013 09:06:37 PDT
Your First Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Your-First-Robot/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYY/O0X8/GLTXM4Q2/FYYO0X8GLTXM4Q2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYY/O0X8/GLTXM4Q2/FYYO0X8GLTXM4Q2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYY/O0X8/GLTXM4Q2/FYYO0X8GLTXM4Q2.SMALL.jpg zazenergy "Your First Robot" gives you the complete step-by-step instructions for 15 different easy robotics projects. Learn everything from how to make a wall avoiding robot, to a "drunken" robot and even how to make your robot solar powered. All projects come from Instructables.com, are written by our creat...
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Fri, 25 Mar 2011 12:07:25 PDT
Robo-Rooter- 3lb Combat Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Robo-Rooter-3lb-Combat-Robot/
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Mon, 14 Jan 2013 12:08:59 PST
Simple Robotics for Beginners! http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Robotics-for-Beginners/
Simple Robotics for Beginners! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8J/5NI3/H9G19T0Y/F8J5NI3H9G19T0Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8J/5NI3/H9G19T0Y/F8J5NI3H9G19T0Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8J/5NI3/H9G19T0Y/F8J5NI3H9G19T0Y.SMALL.jpg .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
Hack the Snap Circuits Rover http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-the-Snap-Circuits-Rover/
Hack the Snap Circuits Rover - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/X58C/H6S41DXA/FWZX58CH6S41DXA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/X58C/H6S41DXA/FWZX58CH6S41DXA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/X58C/H6S41DXA/FWZX58CH6S41DXA.SMALL.jpg KRA5H In this Instructable you will learn how to hack the Snap Circuits Rover by adding a PICAXE micro controller and building a Snap Circuits Programmable Robot. First, you will learn how to install the PICAXE Programming Editor (the PICAXE is the microcontroller, or computer brain for your programmable ...
By: KRA5H

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Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:17:07 PDT
Motion Controlled Robotic Arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-53/
Motion Controlled Robotic Arm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/DIAF/H51AS3VN/FEZDIAFH51AS3VN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/DIAF/H51AS3VN/FEZDIAFH51AS3VN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/DIAF/H51AS3VN/FEZDIAFH51AS3VN.SMALL.jpg bluebean *This instructable is not complete, I will post code soon The Arm: This instructable shows the process of building a robotic arm using servos, Arduino microprocessor, a gyroscope and multiple bend sensors. The user wears a glove containing the gyroscope and bend sensors which translate th...
By: bluebean

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Sat, 18 Aug 2012 17:36:31 PDT
Fijibot http://www.instructables.com/id/Fijibot/
Fijibot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/3692/H5ECMV75/F6C3692H5ECMV75.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/3692/H5ECMV75/F6C3692H5ECMV75.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/3692/H5ECMV75/F6C3692H5ECMV75.SMALL.jpg mikesoniat Fijibot is an autonomous, self-charging photovore. I built him using a 1.5 liter Fiji Water bottle, an Arduino Uno, 6v solar panel (plus various other parts) from Radio Shack, an Arduino Proto Shield (plus various other parts) from Adafruit, and the wheels and steering arrangement from an RC car. I...
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Mon, 6 Aug 2012 13:41:55 PDT
How to build your Modular Vibrating Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-your-Modular-Vibrating-Robot/
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Fri, 3 Aug 2012 18:26:30 PDT
Creating Plexiglass Mounts for Robot Design http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-Plexiglass-Mounts-for-Robot-Design/
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Sun, 3 Jun 2012 12:37:02 PDT
Mechanical Hand http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanical-Hand/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/TB4V/H29XSPNU/FR0TB4VH29XSPNU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/TB4V/H29XSPNU/FR0TB4VH29XSPNU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/TB4V/H29XSPNU/FR0TB4VH29XSPNU.SMALL.jpg vandalex Tools used: Drill/Driver, several different types of plyers, dremel tool (mostly for precision cutting the metal scraps used for the frame), hot glue gun, small screw drivers Main ingredient found at home depot: spring loaded toggle bolts(3 different sizes).  I used 14 of these total, to form the f...
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Sun, 20 May 2012 01:30:34 PDT
Wired control robot manual http://www.instructables.com/id/Wired-control-robot-manual-4x4/
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Sat, 21 Apr 2012 07:59:21 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...
By: KRA5H

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Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:47:16 PDT
Brookstone Rover http://www.instructables.com/id/Brookstone-Rover/
Brookstone Rover - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNW/L7E4/H05NHJAL/FNWL7E4H05NHJAL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNW/L7E4/H05NHJAL/FNWL7E4H05NHJAL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNW/L7E4/H05NHJAL/FNWL7E4H05NHJAL.SMALL.jpg djsures Do you have a Brookstone Rover? If so, don't worry about having to use it with your iPhone any longer! Now you can control it from your computer with a Wii Remote, Joystick or your voice! You can even control the Rover from another location over the internet! The camera on the rover does not have t...
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Mon, 26 Mar 2012 00:17:23 PDT
Dance Dance Roverbot! Build a Light Activated Dancing Snap Circuits Programmable Robot. http://www.instructables.com/id/Dance-Dance-Roverbot-Build-a-Light-Activated-Danc/
Dance Dance Roverbot! Build a Light Activated Dancing Snap Circuits Programmable Robot. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/N5UY/GY4RU053/FJIN5UYGY4RU053.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/N5UY/GY4RU053/FJIN5UYGY4RU053.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/N5UY/GY4RU053/FJIN5UYGY4RU053.SMALL.jpg KRA5H In this Instructable you will learn how to build a light activated dancing Snap Circuits programmable robot. First, you will learn how to install the PICAXE Programming Editor (the PICAXE is the microcontroller, or computer brain for your Dance Dance Roverbot). Next, you will learn what a simple PIC...
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Fri, 27 Jan 2012 11:54:27 PST
(w/ Video) Basic Arduino Robot, Light Seeker! http://www.instructables.com/id/First-Arduino-Robot-Light-Seeker/
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Sat, 19 Mar 2011 20:34:36 PDT
Animatronic Fish http://www.instructables.com/id/Animatronic-Fish/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FD2/5FXG/GKQ365AG/FD25FXGGKQ365AG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD2/5FXG/GKQ365AG/FD25FXGGKQ365AG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD2/5FXG/GKQ365AG/FD25FXGGKQ365AG.SMALL.jpg iminthebathroom This is sadly another mere photo-instructable.  This was built before I discovered instructables, and sadly before I started taking pictures of steps along the way.  My buddy Paul was always telling em to document my builds, pesky hindsight!  Video to be posted soon - Oh look-ee videos posted! ...
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Mon, 28 Feb 2011 20:34:01 PST
Simple Robotics Breadboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Robotics-Breadboard/
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Thu, 9 Sep 2010 17:37:52 PDT
How to Build a Robot - The BeetleBot v2 ( Revisited ) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Robot-The-BeetleBot-v2-Revisite/
How to Build a Robot - The BeetleBot v2 ( Revisited ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0H/9MB8/FHY0HAKC/F0H9MB8FHY0HAKC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0H/9MB8/FHY0HAKC/F0H9MB8FHY0HAKC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0H/9MB8/FHY0HAKC/F0H9MB8FHY0HAKC.SMALL.jpg robomaniac This is the beetle robot instructables revisited a la MythBusters style! I originally made a instructables about my beetle robot version 1. It is now time to show you a new version of this wonderful robot. This new version is much easier to build and fool proof! The beetle robot (Beetle bot), is a...
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Tue, 1 Jul 2008 18:46:15 PDT
Simple Animatronic (robotic hand) made of Chain http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Animatronic-robotic-hand-made-of-Chain/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/YXGY/G5V2TGUT/FA5YXGYG5V2TGUT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/YXGY/G5V2TGUT/FA5YXGYG5V2TGUT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/YXGY/G5V2TGUT/FA5YXGYG5V2TGUT.SMALL.jpg r570sv This is very similar to: http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Animatronics-robotic-hand/ I was originally going to build this as the link recommended - but I hate glue, tape and plastic.  I want it welded/brazed/bolted together so I opted for what you see in the picture.  Took quite a few tips ...
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Fri, 19 Feb 2010 18:53:46 PST
The Carpet Crawler - A BEAM Robot. http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Carpet-Crawler-A-BEAM-Robot/
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Tue, 2 Feb 2010 15:22:43 PST
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
How to build the one motor walker! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-the-one-motor-walker/
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Sat, 12 Jul 2008 15:33:10 PDT
Build Your Own Butler Robot!!! - Tutorial,Photos, and Video http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-Butler-Robot/
Build Your Own Butler Robot!!! - Tutorial,Photos, and Video - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJA/NK0C/FI42NF2B/FJANK0CFI42NF2B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJA/NK0C/FI42NF2B/FJANK0CFI42NF2B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJA/NK0C/FI42NF2B/FJANK0CFI42NF2B.SMALL.jpg Erobots EDIT: More info on my projects check out my new website: narobo.comI also do consulting for robotics , mechatronics, and special effects projects/products. Check out my website - narobo.com for more details.Ever wanted a butler robot that talks to you , follows you around , and even pours you drinks...
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Mon, 23 Jun 2008 19:28:58 PDT
World's Cheapest I2C (I-Squared-C) Adapter http://www.instructables.com/id/Worlds-Cheapest-I2C-I-Squared-C-Adapter/
World's Cheapest I2C (I-Squared-C) Adapter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQW/9ISB/FFAOSLTV/FQW9ISBFFAOSLTV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQW/9ISB/FFAOSLTV/FQW9ISBFFAOSLTV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQW/9ISB/FFAOSLTV/FQW9ISBFFAOSLTV.SMALL.jpg pburgess Make a sensor interface for your computer for under a buck!Update 6/9/08: After exploring several avenues I've concluded there is no practical manner of implementing this technique in Microsoft Windows. This is not petty OS bashing, I've really busted a nut trying! Sorry! Windows users needing I2C c...
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Wed, 23 Apr 2008 02:08:05 PDT
How to Build a Robot - The BeetleBot http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Robot---The-BeetleBot/
How to Build a Robot - The BeetleBot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/KEZY/F2L4FTHN/F0OKEZYF2L4FTHN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/KEZY/F2L4FTHN/F0OKEZYF2L4FTHN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/KEZY/F2L4FTHN/F0OKEZYF2L4FTHN.SMALL.jpg robomaniac Welcome!I have been in robotics since I was a kid and I am very passionate by robotics. I learn BEAM robotics around 1997-98 and started building robots for a science faire project call "Insectroides" in 2001. http://robomaniac.solarbotics.net ( they change server and the website links does not wor...
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Fri, 29 Jun 2007 20:19:20 PDT
Tamiya 72004 worm gearbox speed sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Tamiya-72004-worm-gearbox-speed-sensor/
Tamiya 72004 worm gearbox speed sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/L5XF/KRNEQHO9AY4/FGUL5XFKRNEQHO9AY4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/L5XF/KRNEQHO9AY4/FGUL5XFKRNEQHO9AY4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/L5XF/KRNEQHO9AY4/FGUL5XFKRNEQHO9AY4.SMALL.jpg ame I wanted to accurately control the speed of the motor in a Tamiya 72004 worm gearbox for a robot I am building. To do this you must have some way to measure the current speed. This project shows the evolution of the speed sensor. As you can see in the picture, the motor drives a worm gear directl...
By: ame

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Tue, 8 Aug 2006 19:46:23 PDT