Instructables: exploring - technology - Robot - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:18:57 PDT BLOX v1.01 Insect Bot http://www.instructables.com/id/Insect-Bot/
Insect Bot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0P/XI4B/ICBRWZ3H/F0PXI4BICBRWZ3H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0P/XI4B/ICBRWZ3H/F0PXI4BICBRWZ3H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0P/XI4B/ICBRWZ3H/F0PXI4BICBRWZ3H.SMALL.jpg CarmelitoAndrade Want to test your Soldering Skills !! here is an easy to make insect robot that you can build in about 20 minuets.The insect bot uses a vibration motor as its head, which is powered by a capacitor as its abdomen, which I salvaged from an old toy plane, with specification - 2.8V 5F, you can get one ...
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 06:27:28 PDT
Macro Photography Robot for about $15 http://www.instructables.com/id/Macro-Photography-Robot-for-about-15/
Macro Photography Robot for about $15 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/GYOT/IC6IABBA/FG3GYOTIC6IABBA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/GYOT/IC6IABBA/FG3GYOTIC6IABBA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/GYOT/IC6IABBA/FG3GYOTIC6IABBA.SMALL.jpg ccrome This Instructable will show you how to build a robot that will help you create fantastic macro shots with your DSLR camera. It will not only create beautiful static images like those shown above, but it can also spin the subject to get a full 360 image and will let you create 3d images and movies o...
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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 15:33:34 PDT
LIGHTSABER!!! LED - 3D Printed - Fully Functional http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-LED-LIGHTSABER/
LIGHTSABER!!! LED - 3D Printed - Fully Functional - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/IXSQ/IBRRYKHC/FZRIXSQIBRRYKHC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/IXSQ/IBRRYKHC/FZRIXSQIBRRYKHC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/IXSQ/IBRRYKHC/FZRIXSQIBRRYKHC.SMALL.jpg JJPowelly This is a 3D printed Light Saber I designed as a personal project to keep myself occupied... Here's a demo video: Demo VideoLet me start off by saying this is a very easy print/make... The handle only has two main prints and you have the option of printing either 6 individual sliding cylinders or pr...
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Mon, 6 Jul 2015 17:37:44 PDT
Web controlled rover http://www.instructables.com/id/Web-controlled-rover/
Web controlled rover - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/IXR5/IBQCIBQJ/FUHIXR5IBQCIBQJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/IXR5/IBQCIBQJ/FUHIXR5IBQCIBQJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/IXR5/IBQCIBQJ/FUHIXR5IBQCIBQJ.SMALL.jpg jscottb Building and playing with robots is my main guilty pleasure in life. Others play golf or ski, but I build robots (since I can't play golf or ski :-). I find it relaxing and fun! To make most of my bots, I use chassis kits. Using kits helps me do what I like doing more, the software and electronics a...
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Sun, 5 Jul 2015 22:11:14 PDT
Strandbeest Photovore Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Strandbeest-Photovore-Robot/
Strandbeest Photovore Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/8LGG/IBOWYKCW/FDZ8LGGIBOWYKCW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/8LGG/IBOWYKCW/FDZ8LGGIBOWYKCW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/8LGG/IBOWYKCW/FDZ8LGGIBOWYKCW.SMALL.jpg techiebot I have been fascinated with Theo Jansen's walking beach creatures for some time. So I read with interest the April 2014 Servo Magazine article about converting the plastic model kit to be servo-powered. The idea of the Strandbeest walking around my studio fascinated me.Ebay seems to be a good plac...
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Sat, 4 Jul 2015 21:33:37 PDT
Control a Furby with Arduino (or other microcontroller) http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-a-Furby-with-Arduino-or-other-microcontrol/
Control a Furby with Arduino (or other microcontroller) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/82RO/IBOWZ1R0/FWD82ROIBOWZ1R0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/82RO/IBOWZ1R0/FWD82ROIBOWZ1R0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/82RO/IBOWZ1R0/FWD82ROIBOWZ1R0.SMALL.jpg monkeywidget The Million Dollar Furby: We can rebuild him. We have the technology.Continued from the previous Instructable where we excised Furby's primitive brain , it's now time to replace it with something greater. This Instructable will detail how to install a new microcontroller in place of Furby's old bra...
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Sat, 4 Jul 2015 13:16:36 PDT
The CNC Bubble Iris: A Computer Controlled Giant Bubble Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-bubble-machine/
The CNC Bubble Iris: A Computer Controlled Giant Bubble Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/2X1Q/IBNHIE4Y/FTR2X1QIBNHIE4Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/2X1Q/IBNHIE4Y/FTR2X1QIBNHIE4Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/2X1Q/IBNHIE4Y/FTR2X1QIBNHIE4Y.SMALL.jpg GordonKirkwood The CNC bubble iris makes big soap bubbles in a new way, by weaving soapy strings together and apart with a motorized iris. It was designed to allow large soap bubbles to be made automatically with great repeatability, opening up exciting new possibilities for art, science, and engineering with on...
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Mon, 11 May 2015 17:03:18 PDT
Make a Lego ROV part 2 - the controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Lego-ROV-part-2-the-controller/
Make a Lego ROV part 2 - the controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/S0M9/IBJTHU9S/F2NS0M9IBJTHU9S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/S0M9/IBJTHU9S/F2NS0M9IBJTHU9S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/S0M9/IBJTHU9S/F2NS0M9IBJTHU9S.SMALL.jpg darkwaterhq This instructable will show you how to make a simple controller that can be used to control any robots or devices that have 3 or less 3V DC motors.We built it as a controller for our Lego ROV project and have used it to great success in a number of workshops. Bill of materials We designed a small...
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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:18:12 PDT
Make a Lego ROV part 1 - the ROV http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Lego-ROV-part-1-the-ROV/
Make a Lego ROV part 1 - the ROV - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFU/US9H/IBJTHSN0/FFUUS9HIBJTHSN0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFU/US9H/IBJTHSN0/FFUUS9HIBJTHSN0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFU/US9H/IBJTHSN0/FFUUS9HIBJTHSN0.SMALL.jpg darkwaterhq This is a fantastic project that combines basic electronics and Lego to build a functional underwater ROV.We have used this project in a few workshops with children ( and adults ) with great success.This Instructable will guide you through building the basic ROV, whilst this will work very well in t...
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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:07:57 PDT
Theo Jansen inspired walking robot Insect http://www.instructables.com/id/Theo-Jansen-inspired-walking-robot-Insect/
Theo Jansen inspired walking robot Insect - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDO/LBXG/IBGCSJ1A/FDOLBXGIBGCSJ1A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDO/LBXG/IBGCSJ1A/FDOLBXGIBGCSJ1A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDO/LBXG/IBGCSJ1A/FDOLBXGIBGCSJ1A.SMALL.jpg simonrafferty I built this Walking Insect, inspired by the creations of Theo Jansen who used a Genetic Algorithm to find a set of linkages to form a leg where the foot moves in a locus suitable for walking. What he came up with has a very organic look to it in the way it moves.He has used this linkage to produce...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 06:24:58 PDT
Make your own 3D Printed Robot ARM http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-3D-Printed-Robot-ARM/
Make your own 3D Printed Robot ARM - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/F738/I8BGL6BK/FLQF738I8BGL6BK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/F738/I8BGL6BK/FLQF738I8BGL6BK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/F738/I8BGL6BK/FLQF738I8BGL6BK.SMALL.jpg roboteurs *Update* - You can now go to http://roboteurs.com/collections/print-a-bot to download the STL files for the Print-A-Bot ARM if you have access to your own 3D Printer//We (Roboteurs) are a startup company in Canada making robots for schools (K-12) as well as university / college. We've started crea...
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Sat, 11 Apr 2015 14:04:05 PDT
Laser Cut SphereBot http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-SphereBot/
Laser Cut SphereBot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/N70Y/IB6C9HEY/FXMN70YIB6C9HEY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/N70Y/IB6C9HEY/FXMN70YIB6C9HEY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/N70Y/IB6C9HEY/FXMN70YIB6C9HEY.SMALL.jpg Electr0nicsGeek The concept of the SphereBot (or Egg-Bot) is really neat and innovative. For those of you who do not know, the SphereBot is a device that uses ordinary pens (sharpies, Rose Art markers, etc.) to draw on round objects. These can be anything, from ping pong balls, to golf balls, and even eggs. Ve...
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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 20:09:59 PDT
JALC Boat, Aquatic Robot Platform http://www.instructables.com/id/JALC-Boat-Aquatic-Robot-Platform/
JALC Boat, Aquatic Robot Platform - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/A5MY/IB4A2JXN/FOTA5MYIB4A2JXN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/A5MY/IB4A2JXN/FOTA5MYIB4A2JXN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/A5MY/IB4A2JXN/FOTA5MYIB4A2JXN.SMALL.jpg jalucenyo JALC Boat project to create educational platform of aquatic robot, the components are 100% free and designed with 3D printing for anyone to create, adapt or modify.If you liked the project I invite you to visit http://www.jalcboat.com and join the community you can help http://forum.jalcboat.com whe...
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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 03:50:39 PDT
Basketball Robot with Intel Edison http://www.instructables.com/id/Basketball-Robot-with-Intel-Edison/
Basketball Robot with Intel Edison - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/S6OT/IB22OCNQ/FA6S6OTIB22OCNQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/S6OT/IB22OCNQ/FA6S6OTIB22OCNQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/S6OT/IB22OCNQ/FA6S6OTIB22OCNQ.SMALL.jpg MikeArduino He shoots! He scores! The crowd goes wild! Let’s build a robot that plays basketball with you. This tutorial is a step-by-step guide for a simple and small differential-drive robot that uses the Intel® Edison. You’ll get to know a few more tricks on how to use Mini Breakout Kit and set up a node.js...
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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:18:07 PDT
PANDA- THE ULTIMATE CLEANING ROBOT http://www.instructables.com/id/PANDA-THE-ULTIMATE-CLEANING-ROBOT/
PANDA- THE ULTIMATE CLEANING ROBOT - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/Y7MX/IB2215FG/F1KY7MXIB2215FG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/Y7MX/IB2215FG/F1KY7MXIB2215FG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/Y7MX/IB2215FG/F1KY7MXIB2215FG.SMALL.jpg jake_lee_1105 Hi, this project is dedicated to my son for whom will be born in the coming month, so I named it after my son's nickname "Panda". This is an improved version of cleaning robot with robust features of cleaning such as air suction, sweeper and roller brush. It randomly picks it direction to move, obst...
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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 09:12:53 PDT
Make Buzzing Bottle Cap Bots for World Domination http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Buzzing-Bottle-Cap-Bots-for-World-Domination/
Make Buzzing Bottle Cap Bots for World Domination - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF0/Z01S/IAZZG92B/FF0Z01SIAZZG92B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF0/Z01S/IAZZG92B/FF0Z01SIAZZG92B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF0/Z01S/IAZZG92B/FF0Z01SIAZZG92B.SMALL.jpg AlexFW In this project we'll be making "stupid" swarm bots that can be assembled in less than 10 minutes and cost less than $5 per bot. They are also extremely easy to make as there is no coding involved, no microcontroller, and no advanced circuitry. Vibrating motors cause these robots to move around, an...
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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 18:35:38 PDT
Object tracking robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Object-tracking-robot/
Object tracking robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/LRFF/IALXEUV4/FX2LRFFIALXEUV4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/LRFF/IALXEUV4/FX2LRFFIALXEUV4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/LRFF/IALXEUV4/FX2LRFFIALXEUV4.SMALL.jpg Nikus Few weeks ago I thought to make robot that can track object with android phone. At the beginning I searched about it in google. I found some articles but none had source code of android app. My first thought it's "it too hard for me" and I gave up. But I could not stand that I can't make something t...
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Sun, 7 Jun 2015 13:38:37 PDT
Arduino based Desktop Line Follower - jolliBot http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-based-Desktop-Line-Follower-jolliBot/
Arduino based Desktop Line Follower - jolliBot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/0Z74/IANRGYR8/FC60Z74IANRGYR8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/0Z74/IANRGYR8/FC60Z74IANRGYR8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/0Z74/IANRGYR8/FC60Z74IANRGYR8.SMALL.jpg jollifactory One of the classic projects which may interest entry level robotics hobbyist is the line following robot which is more commonly known as a Line Follower. There are lots of kit sets available to build Line Followers but they are generally quite big and require line tracks covering a large area for th...
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Mon, 8 Jun 2015 07:37:32 PDT
RoboDog http://www.instructables.com/id/RoboDog/
RoboDog - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/BSEV/IAJHZNJR/FYEBSEVIAJHZNJR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/BSEV/IAJHZNJR/FYEBSEVIAJHZNJR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/BSEV/IAJHZNJR/FYEBSEVIAJHZNJR.SMALL.jpg thunder_ir I made a robot that walks with Jansen's mechanism and uses ordinary materials. The Jansen's linkage is a leg mechanism designed by the kinetic sculptor Theo Jansen to simulate a smooth walking motion. Materials A4 cardboard Scissors Glue Hot glue (optinal) Tooth picks Drinking straws AA ...
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Sat, 6 Jun 2015 22:52:48 PDT
MCU-1: A budget-conscious Intel Edison MCU based Rover Toy Car. (Intel IoT) http://www.instructables.com/id/MCU-1-A-budget-conscious-Intel-Edison-MCU-based-Ro/
MCU-1: A budget-conscious Intel Edison MCU based Rover Toy Car. (Intel IoT) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/ERZW/IAINDSQD/FK0ERZWIAINDSQD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/ERZW/IAINDSQD/FK0ERZWIAINDSQD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/ERZW/IAINDSQD/FK0ERZWIAINDSQD.SMALL.jpg maswani Small video showing obstacle avoidance and few button based commands via bluetooth. Summary This project will build a simple rover car which can be controlled by an android smart app using voice or button based commands remotely. The smart app connects to a bluetooth serial module on the rover c...
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Fri, 5 Jun 2015 09:11:22 PDT
Worm Robot - from a CDROM Drive Door Opening Mechanism http://www.instructables.com/id/Worm-Bot-from-CDROM-Drive-door-opening-mechanism/
Worm Robot - from a CDROM Drive Door Opening Mechanism - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJX/Y29C/IAIFK6QW/FJXY29CIAIFK6QW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJX/Y29C/IAIFK6QW/FJXY29CIAIFK6QW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJX/Y29C/IAIFK6QW/FJXY29CIAIFK6QW.SMALL.jpg CarmelitoAndrade Here is a simple to make Worm robot from salvaged pieces of wood from a crate, and an old CDROM Drive door opening mechanism.To build the simple worm bot which mimics the crawling mechanism you'll need basic soldering skills.But if you don't know to solder, no worries ! check out the awesome guide o...
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Thu, 4 Jun 2015 20:42:15 PDT
Arduino Android Bluetooth Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Android-Bluetooth-Car/
Arduino Android Bluetooth Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/OB2L/IAGMUTQU/FZ4OB2LIAGMUTQU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/OB2L/IAGMUTQU/FZ4OB2LIAGMUTQU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/OB2L/IAGMUTQU/FZ4OB2LIAGMUTQU.SMALL.jpg BenAlper This instructable describes a simple robot car controlled via bluetooth by tilting an Android phone. The accelerometers in the phone measure the angle of tilt in degrees forwards and backwards and left and right, and use this to calculate motor speeds and direction which is sent to the ardunio. I...
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Thu, 4 Jun 2015 10:06:37 PDT
T.A.P BOT (Touch Assist Player ) http://www.instructables.com/id/TAP-BOT-for-touch-screen-phones/
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Mon, 1 Jun 2015 09:50:11 PDT
DIY Bluetooth Controlled Robot (Rover) With Live Stream Video!! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bluetooth-Controlled-Robot-Rover-With-Live-Str/
DIY Bluetooth Controlled Robot (Rover) With Live Stream Video!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0T/XU2R/IAF6R2AV/F0TXU2RIAF6R2AV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0T/XU2R/IAF6R2AV/F0TXU2RIAF6R2AV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0T/XU2R/IAF6R2AV/F0TXU2RIAF6R2AV.SMALL.jpg Mahmoud Alaa WARNING: THIS INSTRUCTABLE CONTAINS A SUPER AWESOME CONTENT SO BE AWARE. Did you ever wanted to make super awesome robot or rover controlled wirelessly with your mobile device?! Did you ever wanted to make something look a like mars rover or something?!Did you ever wanted a spy robot?!If your answ...
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Tue, 2 Jun 2015 05:23:40 PDT
Simple multi-mode 4wd Rover JR-001 http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-multi-mode-4wd-Rover-JR-001/
Simple multi-mode 4wd Rover JR-001 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/W6VH/IADRCRNV/FKRW6VHIADRCRNV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/W6VH/IADRCRNV/FKRW6VHIADRCRNV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/W6VH/IADRCRNV/FKRW6VHIADRCRNV.SMALL.jpg jscottb Small four wheeled bots are fun to build and play with, but offer a new set of challenges for the beginner. With the addition of two more motors, you add several problems, one being more power is needed. This can mean more or larger batteries or at least better batteries. Next, your motor controlle...
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Mon, 1 Jun 2015 07:21:36 PDT
Chappie- Self-Balancing Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Chappie-Self-Balancing-Robot/
Chappie- Self-Balancing Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/X2EH/IA57CJ4M/F40X2EHIA57CJ4M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/X2EH/IA57CJ4M/F40X2EHIA57CJ4M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/X2EH/IA57CJ4M/F40X2EHIA57CJ4M.SMALL.jpg manpreetsingh80 After getting so much frustrated over PID tuning of quadcopter, I decided to master PID first on some basic project. Self-balancing robot seems an idle choice. Since it’s not new and still challenging, I decided to go for it.I never thought it will be easy and I am not disappointed. I learned a lot ...
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Wed, 27 May 2015 01:52:57 PDT
Beginners Guide to Maya: Robots http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginners-Guide-to-Maya-Robots/
Beginners Guide to Maya: Robots - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/S50V/IA3VBTBH/FOXS50VIA3VBTBH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/S50V/IA3VBTBH/FOXS50VIA3VBTBH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/S50V/IA3VBTBH/FOXS50VIA3VBTBH.SMALL.jpg droidDexter Autodesk Maya is a great tool for creating complex models. If you know what you are doing, you can pretty much design anything with Maya. In this instructable, I will be your guide to simple polygon modelling in Maya. Even with basic tools you can create appealing models, as i will do so in this ins...
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Mon, 25 May 2015 10:00:34 PDT
Chess robot friend http://www.instructables.com/id/Chess-robot-friend/
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Sun, 24 May 2015 09:34:15 PDT
How to control an arduino car via Bluetooth (for beginners) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-control-an-arduino-car-via-Bluetooth-for-be/
How to control an arduino car via Bluetooth (for beginners) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/EN6G/IA0WZ8X0/FCAEN6GIA0WZ8X0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/EN6G/IA0WZ8X0/FCAEN6GIA0WZ8X0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/EN6G/IA0WZ8X0/FCAEN6GIA0WZ8X0.SMALL.jpg caiomoraes All we know that Arduino is an excellent prototyping platform, principally because it uses a friendly programming language and there are a lot of extra incredible components that provide us great experiences. We can integrate the Arduino with differents shields or modules and build fantastic things....
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Sun, 24 May 2015 16:58:58 PDT
Continuos rotation RC servo http://www.instructables.com/id/Continuos-rotation-RC-servo/
Continuos rotation RC servo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOV/696Q/IA2BT93Z/FOV696QIA2BT93Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOV/696Q/IA2BT93Z/FOV696QIA2BT93Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOV/696Q/IA2BT93Z/FOV696QIA2BT93Z.SMALL.jpg aldoz Here is how I converted an rc servo for continuos motion. I will use two of these servos as the main drive train for an upcoming little robot.RC servos can be regarded as two main types, analog servos and digital servos, the ones modified in this instructable are of the analog type, I don't know if ...
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Sun, 24 May 2015 06:29:46 PDT
Simple Robotic Gripper http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Robotic-Gripper/
Simple Robotic Gripper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/NKU8/IA0WR80N/FXKNKU8IA0WR80N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/NKU8/IA0WR80N/FXKNKU8IA0WR80N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/NKU8/IA0WR80N/FXKNKU8IA0WR80N.SMALL.jpg XYZAidan This is a small, 3D printable, robotic gripper that works by combining soft materials with rigid materials in order to create an articulated structure that can be actuated by string connected to a servo motor. The idea was inspired by the SDM fingers found on the Soft Robotics Toolkit.Materials: Ec...
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Sun, 24 May 2015 06:07:44 PDT
Bumbley - The little servo robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Bumbley-The-little-servo-robot/
Bumbley - The little servo robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLW/4RAC/I9YRB2DV/FLW4RACI9YRB2DV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLW/4RAC/I9YRB2DV/FLW4RACI9YRB2DV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLW/4RAC/I9YRB2DV/FLW4RACI9YRB2DV.SMALL.jpg jscottb Meet Bumbley, a little lost bot from the planet Teekmar'd - a small world that orbits Wolf 359. Bumbley likes to find good hiding places and avoid human contact at all cost! He can only see in infrared, so needs your help. So please help him find a good hiding place!!! :-)Bumbley is a servo driven ...
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Fri, 22 May 2015 05:22:48 PDT
Hector the Hexapod: Cheapest Hexapod w/ Arm(Arduino) http://www.instructables.com/id/Hector-the-Hexapod-Cheapest-Hexapod-w-ArmArduino/
Hector the Hexapod: Cheapest Hexapod w/ Arm(Arduino) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/DAQH/I9YR83EB/F39DAQHI9YR83EB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/DAQH/I9YR83EB/F39DAQHI9YR83EB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/DAQH/I9YR83EB/F39DAQHI9YR83EB.SMALL.jpg Gallifray_Todd Hector is an Arduino controlled Hexapod with a robotic arm. Hectors parts include the Sparkfun/Dagu hexapod chassis, Me/Arm Phenoptix Arm, Adafruit 16-Channel Servo Driver Shield, and an Arduino. It's movements are controlled with a TV remote and IR receiver diode. Materials & Components 1. Ardu...
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Thu, 21 May 2015 17:49:06 PDT
Raspberry Pi Spy Tank http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Spy-Tank/
Raspberry Pi Spy Tank - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/ZAJ6/I9Y1I08J/FP6ZAJ6I9Y1I08J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/ZAJ6/I9Y1I08J/FP6ZAJ6I9Y1I08J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/ZAJ6/I9Y1I08J/FP6ZAJ6I9Y1I08J.SMALL.jpg mkarvonen I got a first prize from PI/E day contest. (yaayyy. Thanks for all the awesome voters!!!)I would like to reward the first 10 people to contact me. I have 10 pieces of 3 month PRO membership codes to giveaway. Write a comment to this project or send me a message and tell me why you should get a free ...
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Thu, 21 May 2015 07:03:54 PDT
Speed wagon (drifting robot ) http://www.instructables.com/id/Speed-wagon-drifting-robot-/
Speed wagon (drifting robot ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/GNH9/I9UDOZL7/FDSGNH9I9UDOZL7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/GNH9/I9UDOZL7/FDSGNH9I9UDOZL7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/GNH9/I9UDOZL7/FDSGNH9I9UDOZL7.SMALL.jpg mrcr Insert video of the final productThis robot is designed around the concept of drifting. It's a fun project if you're bored and want to make something similar to an RC car. This robot was built using VEX Robotics parts , although any pieces of aluminum or any material will work, and RobotC programmi...
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Tue, 19 May 2015 09:52:42 PDT
Design of Automata http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-of-Automata/
Design of Automata - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXA/2HDO/I9SOAG80/FXA2HDOI9SOAG80.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXA/2HDO/I9SOAG80/FXA2HDOI9SOAG80.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXA/2HDO/I9SOAG80/FXA2HDOI9SOAG80.SMALL.gif Arild Amland Modern automata are crank driven mechancial sculptures that show some sort of object in motion. The design of these machines can be very complex, and requires a lot of experience. However, by the help of computer design software it is possible to make the process much easier. Over the course of seve...
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Sun, 17 May 2015 10:16:21 PDT
Soft Robot out of Hot Glue Sticks http://www.instructables.com/id/Soft-Robot-out-of-Hot-Glue-Sticks/
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Sun, 10 May 2015 17:21:28 PDT
Tact: Low-cost, Advanced Prosthetic Hand http://www.instructables.com/id/Tact-Low-cost-Advanced-Prosthetic-Hand/
Tact: Low-cost, Advanced Prosthetic Hand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/HWYO/I9GWFJ05/FDGHWYOI9GWFJ05.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/HWYO/I9GWFJ05/FDGHWYOI9GWFJ05.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/HWYO/I9GWFJ05/FDGHWYOI9GWFJ05.SMALL.jpg Patrick S In this instructable I'll show you how to make Tact, a low-cost, open-source prosthetic hand. Tact exceeds other open-source prosthetic hand models in several ways: it costs only $100 for all components ($250 to also add myoelectric control), can be assembled using only one hand and a clamp, achieve...
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Sun, 10 May 2015 11:34:06 PDT
Crab Controller & Crab Simulator http://www.instructables.com/id/Crab-Controller-Crab-Simulator/
Crab Controller & Crab Simulator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/GB19/I9FGUK1K/F3EGB19I9FGUK1K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/GB19/I9FGUK1K/F3EGB19I9FGUK1K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/GB19/I9FGUK1K/F3EGB19I9FGUK1K.SMALL.jpg John Choi Crab Controller & Crab Simulator Interactive Art and Computational Design, Carnegie Mellon University, 2015A 3D-printed, posable crab input joystick for controlling tetrapod walkers, motion capture, and simulations. With 4 legs and 3 degrees of freedom per leg, the Crab Controller sends data through...
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Fri, 8 May 2015 14:57:01 PDT
R3: Rolling Red Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/R3-Rolling-Red-Robot/
R3: Rolling Red Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/YB47/I96WCM2C/FKHYB47I96WCM2C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/YB47/I96WCM2C/FKHYB47I96WCM2C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/YB47/I96WCM2C/FKHYB47I96WCM2C.SMALL.jpg pvowell My first robot! I built this from the ground up, designing the platform, drive system, sensor array, and programming. I designed it with the idea it would be a flexible platform to experiment with and to be able to add accessories, like the blue LED headlights, which is what the small green breadb...
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Sun, 3 May 2015 17:05:24 PDT
Cat Laser Entertainer Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Cat-Laser-Entertainer-Robot/
Cat Laser Entertainer Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/1118/I95GO8KP/FFQ1118I95GO8KP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/1118/I95GO8KP/FFQ1118I95GO8KP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/1118/I95GO8KP/FFQ1118I95GO8KP.SMALL.jpg mkarvonen Sometimes you are just too tired to play with your pets and give them the attention they need.When this kind of situation happens, you are mostly busy and tired. Good night sleep would do the trick BUT your pet decides that sleep is for weak and keep you awake the whole night just because they are t...
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Fri, 1 May 2015 05:17:48 PDT
Vending Priest http://www.instructables.com/id/Vending-Priest/
Vending Priest - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK2/43KG/I941DAIM/FK243KGI941DAIM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK2/43KG/I941DAIM/FK243KGI941DAIM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK2/43KG/I941DAIM/FK243KGI941DAIM.SMALL.jpg JimRD Made this vending priest with Arduino Uno, ISD1820 sound recording module, fishing pole sections, and two servos.Used a limit switch inside plastic jar to take the money. Don't really expect anyone will want to make one but will include schematic to show how switch turns on servo routine and sound c...
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:54:08 PDT
Brobot: The Emotionally Responsive Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Emotionally-Responsive-Robot/
Brobot: The Emotionally Responsive Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4D/9MNV/I941EP9X/F4D9MNVI941EP9X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4D/9MNV/I941EP9X/F4D9MNVI941EP9X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4D/9MNV/I941EP9X/F4D9MNVI941EP9X.SMALL.jpg evanfrazierc This instructable was created in fulfillment of the project requirement of the Makecourse at the University of South Florida (www.makecourse.com)I was sitting in my apartment one day trying to think of a project for my brand new Arduino Uno micro controller. The Pixar movie Wall E was on TV, and I w...
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:18:55 PDT
Project Frankenstein http://www.instructables.com/id/Project-Frankenstein/
Project Frankenstein - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/7D64/I916EK7T/FRK7D64I916EK7T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/7D64/I916EK7T/FRK7D64I916EK7T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/7D64/I916EK7T/FRK7D64I916EK7T.SMALL.jpg hkap3d "This instructable was created by Howard Kaplan in fulfillment of the project requirement of the Makecourse at the University of South Florida (www.makecourse.com)". 3D Printing was done at the Advanced Visualization Center at the University of South Florida (www.avc.web.usf.edu).Description:Parts:...
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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 19:00:19 PDT
Robot Mechanical Beetle. V1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-Mechanical-Beetle-V1/
Robot Mechanical Beetle. V1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFI/JRFE/I916FF7V/FFIJRFEI916FF7V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFI/JRFE/I916FF7V/FFIJRFEI916FF7V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFI/JRFE/I916FF7V/FFIJRFEI916FF7V.SMALL.jpg lonesoulsurfer This is a little robot that I made after coming across some micro worm motors. I have no idea what the motors are actually supposed to be used for, but they are ideal for small robots. The beetle can move about at some speed and can also avoid obstacles using his feelers. I've tested him over fla...
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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 02:32:21 PDT
How to Make a Mobile Phone and Computer Controlled 3D Printed Robot with Arduino - IoBot. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-DIY-Mobile-Desktop-App-Controlled-3D/
How to Make a Mobile Phone and Computer Controlled 3D Printed Robot with Arduino - IoBot. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/14EA/I8PR0DXY/FQL14EAI8PR0DXY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/14EA/I8PR0DXY/FQL14EAI8PR0DXY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/14EA/I8PR0DXY/FQL14EAI8PR0DXY.SMALL.jpg zygmuntw If you are looking for a way to control an Arduino based devices, this instruction will show you how to do it by building simple robot.The IoBot can be controlled by mobile and computer application via LAN or USB Cable. The application runs on Android, Mac OS and Windows, it is available for downloa...
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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:10:13 PDT
Build a Modular Robot Chassis using Actobotics http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Modular-Robot-Chassis-using-Actobotics/
Build a Modular Robot Chassis using Actobotics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/OUR5/I8UV1R9G/FXPOUR5I8UV1R9G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/OUR5/I8UV1R9G/FXPOUR5I8UV1R9G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/OUR5/I8UV1R9G/FXPOUR5I8UV1R9G.SMALL.jpg jscottb From my early childhood I have loved robots. The first movie robots I remember ever really liking first, where the three bots from "Silent Running" (still one of my favorite movies!) Those goofy little walking boxes peaked my interest in robots and robot building. Over the years I have planed many b...
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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:56:44 PDT
How to 3d Print and Finish BIG STUFF...with a little printer. http://www.instructables.com/id/My-what-big-tentacles-you-have/
How to 3d Print and Finish BIG STUFF...with a little printer. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FED/GPRA/I8U15X4I/FEDGPRAI8U15X4I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FED/GPRA/I8U15X4I/FEDGPRAI8U15X4I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FED/GPRA/I8U15X4I/FEDGPRAI8U15X4I.SMALL.jpg bryanbrutherford Some of you may have seen a few of my previous instructables and know that i have a history with 3d printing.Recently i was in a local electronics store and saw an XYZ davinci 1.0 on sale for $399. This machine basically had the same specs as the first stratasys machine i ever used nearly 15 years a...
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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:13:27 PDT
Lets Make A $20 Droid http://www.instructables.com/id/Lets-Make-A-20-Droid/
Lets Make A $20 Droid - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/ZTAL/I8LGQ1GC/F5BZTALI8LGQ1GC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/ZTAL/I8LGQ1GC/F5BZTALI8LGQ1GC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/ZTAL/I8LGQ1GC/F5BZTALI8LGQ1GC.SMALL.jpg syfrog Building your own R2d2 style astromech droid can get very expensive very fast and very complex to construct. I challenged myself to come up with a way to construct an astromech style droid that is both relatively cheap to build and you do not have to own a machine shop to construct. Let me int...
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:42:00 PDT
FPGA-powered Autonomous Search and Rescue Vehicles http://www.instructables.com/id/FPGA-powered-Autonomous-Search-and-Rescue-Vehicles/
FPGA-powered Autonomous Search and Rescue Vehicles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/IV6O/I9GW6OPP/F0MIV6OI9GW6OPP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/IV6O/I9GW6OPP/F0MIV6OI9GW6OPP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/IV6O/I9GW6OPP/F0MIV6OI9GW6OPP.SMALL.jpg pcmihnea UPDATE2: check http://www.digilentdesigncontest.com/2015-eu-contest-entries.html for the complete source-code and documentation.UPDATE1: added a new module - a 3-axis magnetometer (digital compass). See step 2 for details.This project represents an application for the 11-th (2015) edition of Digilen...
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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:37:40 PDT