Instructables: exploring - technology - robots - servo - popular Mon, 30 Nov 2015 05:32:41 PST BLOX v1.01 How to hack a servo for continuous rotation - TowerPro MG995
How to hack a servo for continuous rotation - TowerPro MG995 - More DIY How To Projects]]> meanpc Why would you want or need to modify your perfectly good servo?  It turns out that servo motors are great little gear motors that can connect directly to a microcontroller without the need for a motor driver circuit.  The problem is that servo motors are made to turn between 90 and 180 degrees, for ...
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 06:22:08 PDT
[DIY] Spider Robot(Quad robot, Quadruped)
[DIY] Spider Robot(Quad robot, Quadruped) - More DIY How To Projects]]> RegisHsu 2015-10-11 upload the PCB layout image file.2015-10-04 update:Step 2: schematic pdf file - spider_2015-10-04-open-v2.pdfStep 10: picture 1.2015-11-19 update: Upload the Arduino sketch file which is "special dance" included(step13). Someone who are asking about it, they are interested in it. :-) ----...
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Fri, 11 Sep 2015 08:24:57 PDT
Super Simple Beginners Robot!
Super Simple Beginners Robot! - More DIY How To Projects]]> BIGBUG '''ROBOT VIDEO''' Here is an offsite link to the video while YouTube is processing the embedded version... I created this Instructable for the absolute n00by robot wannabe. I have noticed a huge jump in the number of beginners getting into the hobby and the number of "how do I" questions seem ...

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Sat, 14 Feb 2009 16:19:27 PST
Controlling a Stewart Platform
Controlling a Stewart Platform - More DIY How To Projects]]> felix.ros.7 The Stewart Platform (aka octahedral hexapod) has been around since the fifties. Since that time people have been reinventing this platform over and over again. I experienced the same problem and this motivated me to make this instructable.The main problem when building these platforms is how to con...
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Sun, 5 Jul 2015 08:10:26 PDT
Make A Simple Bipedal Humanoid Robot (Servo Walking Robot)
Make A Simple Bipedal Humanoid Robot (Servo Walking Robot) - More DIY How To Projects]]> sidgupta Bipeds are really cool because they are by far the most recognizable kind of robot. Companies have spent decades and millions to make these things. I've been wanting to make a bipedal bot for sometime now but most of them need a lot of motors and are pretty expensive to make. I managed to make a sim...
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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 03:41:35 PDT
Let us build a handmade Hexapod robot
Let us build a handmade Hexapod robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> osdoyi You will be able to build this robot with handcrafting.Watch the videos of the robot. You can build it in any size (don't exaggerate - there is always a limit)Let us prepare necessary materials. Prepare necessary materials ! Let me talk about hardware firstAs a hardware you need1) 18 servo motors...
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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:11:16 PST
Stewart Platform
Stewart Platform - More DIY How To Projects]]> thiagohersan We’re working on a project where we explore robotic body language as a way to augment/replace purely digital communication protocols. For this, we need to move a cellphone with as many degrees of freedom as possible. A robot arm would have been a good option, but for aesthetic reasons, we don’t want...
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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:40:19 PST
Arduino Robotic Arm
Arduino Robotic Arm - More DIY How To Projects]]> airboy93 I have bought 2 joysticks from ebay and tried to think what can I do. Then I came up with idea to make a small robot arm. What I needed was:1x Arduino Nano3x MG996R servos (I used one Futaba, because I had only two MG996R and it was not necessary to have much torque for turning)1x Micro servo2x Two ...
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 14:09:04 PST
3D Printed Robot
3D Printed Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo The nice thing about 3D printing is that it makes building robots easy. You can design whatever configuration of parts that you can dream up and have them in your hand virtually right away. This allows for rapid prototyping and experimention. This particular 3D printed robot is an example of that.Th...
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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:25:49 PDT
Giant Robot Arm "meArm" Remix
Giant Robot Arm "meArm" Remix - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jazzmyn I designed a bigger, stronger, and longer version of the "meArm" robotic arm. Robot arms are fun to watch and more fun to play with. This design gives you the added bonus of building your own robot arm. Using a 3d printer and parts from the hardware store I was able to increase the lifting abilit...
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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:50:58 PDT
How to drive Dynamixel AX-12A servos (with a RaspberryPi)
How to drive Dynamixel AX-12A servos (with a RaspberryPi) - More DIY How To Projects]]> thiagohersan I decided to use some Dynamixel AX-12A motors for a project, and ended up having to code a library for them, so I figured I would share what I learned.Despite being a bit more expensive, this motor has a couple of advantages over the more commonly found TowerPro motors. Mainly, the Dynamixel motors ...
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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 22:01:06 PDT
Single Servo Robotic Gripper
Single Servo Robotic Gripper - More DIY How To Projects]]> appleman123987 In this instructable I will show you step by step how to make a robotic gripper. You may be wondering: What does it do? It is basically a robotic hand that slowly closes and if something touches the switch while it is closing it stops so it grips onto the object that presses the switch.This instruct...
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Sat, 4 Oct 2014 16:04:27 PDT
how to make a linear actuator
how to make a linear actuator - More DIY How To Projects]]> robobot3112 Linear actuators are machines that convert rotation or any motion into a push or a pull motion.Here I am going to teach you how to make an electric linear actuator using household and hobby objects.It is very very cheap Go get the stuff All you need is a glue stickA servo modified for continuous ...
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:59:06 PDT
How to Use a Servo with Tessel
How to Use a Servo with Tessel - More DIY How To Projects]]> SelkeyMoonbeam Tessel is a microcontroller you program in JavaScript. It's like Arduino, but designed to be easier to use and web-friendly.Here's what you need:TesselServo moduleServo motor (one comes with the servo module, but there's room for 16 of them on there.) Install Tessel If you haven't used a Tessel b...
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:47:27 PDT
Arduino Hexapod Avoider Robot
Arduino Hexapod Avoider Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ghild.Zero Hi Everyone, Let me introduce my Friend, MBR-L109R # 12 Servos # Body made from Acrilic # 5 Ultrasonics range finder # Arduino Mega as Controller # 3300 mAh Li-po power source # UBEC 5A as Power supply for servos My First Hexapod That is my MBR-L109Yess !!!"R" at MBR-L109R standi...
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 02:23:00 PDT
Counter-Strike Robot
Counter-Strike Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> TSJWang DISCLAIMER: Don't do anything silly with this instructables because this is purely for ejudimucation and science. It was November 2013. On Thanksgiving day, my cousin and my brother's friend came over and we were enjoying the break by playing Left 4 Dead and CS:GO. My mom asked me if I wanted ...
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 21:29:12 PST
Solar-Powered Robot
Solar-Powered Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo A while back I made dozens of robots which were in large part inspired by BEAM Robotics. For those unfamiliar, BEAM is basically a special method of robot building with an emphasis on biology, electronics, aesthetics, and mechanics (hence the acronym BEAM). One thing that sets BEAM apart from othe...
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Wed, 8 Jan 2014 13:14:17 PST
Robot arm from a desk lamp (IKEA Tertial hack)
Robot arm from a desk lamp (IKEA Tertial hack) - More DIY How To Projects]]> wavegm This project answers to a need I had: a third hand that holds a camera while I perform a test and takes photos/videos (useful when you're stuck at the lab late at night, and suddenly need a photographer). The downside to a robotic arm was obvious - It needs to be programmed, and it is the last thing...
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Sat, 7 Dec 2013 10:34:59 PST
Seed Spreading Robot
Seed Spreading Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo Last summer it was brought to my attention that you could buy nearly everything you needed for automated lawn care but a seed spreading robot. This intrigued me. For starters, why on Earth would anyone make lawn care robots in the first place? There are countless reasons this seems like a bad idea. ...
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Sun, 9 Jun 2013 23:18:24 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
How to modify a servo motor for continuous rotation ( One motor walker robot )
How to modify a servo motor for continuous rotation ( One motor walker robot ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> robomaniac This instructable is part of the one motor walker. are trillions of tutorial like this, I know :-)They where taking at school during lunch break with a Sony Mavica camera ( floppy disk )!5 febuary 2001, 12:18:50 How to modify a...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2008 13:20:35 PDT
Robotic Spider V8
Robotic Spider V8 - More DIY How To Projects]]> FoamboardRC I needed a project that would use all my servos, so I decided to make the do-nothing, worthless spider. If you have fischertechnik and servos to waste, this is the project for you! Really, this flopping spider makes for a great learning project. The main goal of this project is to teach the fundamen...
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Wed, 6 Feb 2013 14:54:07 PST
Hack a TowerPro Micro Servo to Spin 360 / Continuous Rotation
Hack a TowerPro Micro Servo to Spin 360 / Continuous Rotation - More DIY How To Projects]]> FoamboardRC Hey guys! Since I've got my servos, I've had two that I set aside for hacking. So, coming to my favorite website for help, I was sorely disappointed when I couldn't seem to find any instructables on how to mod a micro servo. After viewing a few, I went to my workbench and got to work. I was very sur...
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Tue, 29 Jan 2013 08:33:13 PST
The IKEA Robot Lamp
The IKEA Robot Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> arduinoarts Welcome to the SM-1 project from! (A.K.A as the Annoying IKEA Lamp) We are proud to introduce you to the SM-1 project (aka the Annoying IKEA lamp), as part of the Toy hacking contest from the friends. The project consists in modifying an IKEA 5€ lamp and adding it so...
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Mon, 30 Jan 2012 07:51:23 PST
Wendell the Robot
Wendell the Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> marc.cryan UPDATE: 12/21/2011 - Robot Zombie Dance, Smaller head (see below) Born in dreams of 1980's,  realized today. What follows is my proposed design for a robot. A robot with a simple design, that is easy to share and change.  A robot you can build with a hand saw or a laser cutter; from cardboard or ...
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Sat, 10 Dec 2011 16:25:40 PST
The Claw.
The Claw. - More DIY How To Projects]]> AntMan232 This is how to build... The Claw. The Claw is my awesome 3 fingered robotic gripper. it is controlled with a servo, and can be attached to another servo which acts as a "wrist". To see what it should look like, there is a video here (for the NRW contes...
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Sat, 19 Mar 2011 07:11:16 PDT
Mechanized Android Figure
Mechanized Android Figure - More DIY How To Projects]]> tanabata These Android figures are cute, but they don't actually do anything. Let's change that. Have a look at the video: These are the steps to make an Android that reacts to sound, moves it's head, sends out Morse Code messages and displays some cool light patterns. In the video...
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Sat, 12 Feb 2011 23:45:23 PST
Animatronic Eyes
Animatronic Eyes - More DIY How To Projects]]> djsfantasi This instructable shows how I made a set of eyes for an animatronic robot character. They only move from side to side, but have working eyelids. (18+) I actually modified a manually controlled set of DIY puppet eyes, to use servos. Hence, I originally performed the steps in a drastically different ...
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Tue, 15 Feb 2011 17:01:54 PST
Simple Bots: Inchworm
Simple Bots: Inchworm - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo If you can count on only one thing, it would be a ruler. Now, don't get me wrong. I am not talking about supreme despots for life, or anything of that sort. The rulers that I am referring to are the measuring kind. After all, how can you not count on something with so many sequential numbers? That i...
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Mon, 9 Aug 2010 08:35:18 PDT
Remove a Servo Controller
Remove a Servo Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo Servo motors are great fun when you want to easily interface a geared motor with a micro controller. However, sometimes, you want a nice little geared motor and don't want to be bothered with control circuitry to drive it. At times like this, it is good to know how to remove the controller from insi...
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Fri, 16 Jul 2010 18:35:18 PDT
Your first real robot the easy way, learn all the basics while at it :)
Your first real robot the easy way, learn all the basics while at it :) - More DIY How To Projects]]> fritsl This tutorial is the easiest way in the world to give you a fast start into building robots. And so, it is very easy! This is an updated version, the original can be found here: The original instructions Welcome :) Everything here is so easy, that after you have gone through it, you ...
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Mon, 17 May 2010 05:13:08 PDT
The Most Useless Machine EVER!
The Most Useless Machine EVER! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Frivolous Engineering AKA: The Ultimate Machine! AKA: Leave-Me-Alone-BoxPurchase Useless Machine Kits Here!"Weird Al" Yankovic Sez: "I never realized till now how much I needed one of these."AS SEEN ON TV! Make Magazine's amiable editor-in-chief, Mark Frauenfelder demonstrated The Useless Machine on the Colbert Report...
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Tue, 29 Dec 2009 17:21:53 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