Instructables: exploring - technology - robot - easy http://www.instructables.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:06:39 PDT BLOX v1.01 DIY Rechargeable Bristle Bot made of Tooth Brush http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Rechargeable-Bristle-Bot-made-of-Tooth-Brush/
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:27:12 PDT
Robocoke (Series Circuit, Third-arm + Lead Holder) http://www.instructables.com/id/Robocoke-Series-Circuit-Third-arm-Lead-Holder/
Robocoke (Series Circuit, Third-arm + Lead Holder) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/RXDP/HYZO0478/F7HRXDPHYZO0478.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/RXDP/HYZO0478/F7HRXDPHYZO0478.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/RXDP/HYZO0478/F7HRXDPHYZO0478.SMALL.jpg RicaMaeLacson Okay! This is my first instructable. I want to clarify something. I named it ROBOCOKE because it looks like a robot. It's just simple construction of a series circuit. Series Circuit is a closed circuit in which the current flows in one path. In a series circuit, the current through each load is the...
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 06:42:56 PDT
DIY FPV RC Tank V2 [2km RANGE upgrade!] http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-FPV-RC-Tank-V2-2km-RANGE-upgrade/
DIY FPV RC Tank V2 [2km RANGE upgrade!] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXG/PTJ8/HX5H6K3R/FXGPTJ8HX5H6K3R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXG/PTJ8/HX5H6K3R/FXGPTJ8HX5H6K3R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXG/PTJ8/HX5H6K3R/FXGPTJ8HX5H6K3R.SMALL.jpg treyes4 Lets build An FPV tank that could be controlled within 2 kilometers! With the help of my best friend ASCAS I was able to borrow his old parts for this updated version. Ok So Roverbot version 2 is a highly educational Arduino based ATV-drone. It's simple to make, easy to program and is a great starte...
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Thu, 3 Jul 2014 07:16:44 PDT
How to make a Dark Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Dark-Sensor-2/
How to make a Dark Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/TOLS/HWMXGM1E/FJGTOLSHWMXGM1E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/TOLS/HWMXGM1E/FJGTOLSHWMXGM1E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/TOLS/HWMXGM1E/FJGTOLSHWMXGM1E.SMALL.jpg eaglerobot Hello everyone . This is my frist instructable on this site ..This idea came in my mind when i was reading of automatic street light . Here i have show an easy way to make a dark senensor it sence dark and then a light will glow automaticly . It is also helpfull in making of LFR-line following rob...
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 23:40:18 PDT
Solar-Powered Windmill http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Windmill/
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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:48:27 PDT
Cardboard Truck Transformer http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Truck-Transformer/
Cardboard Truck Transformer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/XCJB/HUDMW7IZ/FUEXCJBHUDMW7IZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/XCJB/HUDMW7IZ/FUEXCJBHUDMW7IZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/XCJB/HUDMW7IZ/FUEXCJBHUDMW7IZ.SMALL.jpg Scamerman Run Are you ready for TRANSFORMERS! In this instructable I am going to show you fow to make transformer with bunch of boxes.Tools:1.Scissors2.KnifeMaterials:1.Boxes2.Cardboard Materials Look around your house and try to find some empty boxes. Also you can cut some boxes to get cardboard or just use n...
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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:01:08 PDT
A Simple and Very Easy Inverted Pendulum Balancing Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Simple-and-Very-Easy-Inverted-Pendulum-Balancing/
A Simple and Very Easy Inverted Pendulum Balancing Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/C4G9/HR0ATMWX/FW2C4G9HR0ATMWX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/C4G9/HR0ATMWX/FW2C4G9HR0ATMWX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/C4G9/HR0ATMWX/FW2C4G9HR0ATMWX.SMALL.jpg ArduinoDeXXX Let's make a simple inverted balancing robot, and operate it. You need only half a day to do them, if you have an arduino and some materials. [a video of a robot you would make] introduction: After a few work with arduino, I have thought of making an inverted pendulum. Then I had two polic...
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Thu, 13 Feb 2014 20:14:35 PST
Art "Robot" http://www.instructables.com/id/Art-Robot/
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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:13:44 PST
RC Truck to Arduino Robot w/ multiple sensors http://www.instructables.com/id/RC-Truck-Arduino-Robot/
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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 23:53:49 PST
Proof-of-concept Robot arm and controls (Lego nxt) http://www.instructables.com/id/Proof-of-concept-Robot-arm-and-controls-Lego-nxt/
Proof-of-concept Robot arm and controls (Lego nxt) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/6EX0/HOHYEQ7U/F6V6EX0HOHYEQ7U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/6EX0/HOHYEQ7U/F6V6EX0HOHYEQ7U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/6EX0/HOHYEQ7U/F6V6EX0HOHYEQ7U.SMALL.jpg michaelgohjs Here is a little proof-of-concept project I did. The idea is to have a robot  that is able to mimic the user's movements.  For now the robot and control only consist of the arm. The arm and controls are built using Lego powered by NXT and programming done in NXT-G. I certainly do hope to build a...
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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 06:41:19 PST
How to make a robot http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-robot-42/
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Sun, 22 Sep 2013 08:01:00 PDT
123D Laundry Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/123D-Laundry-Robot/
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Sat, 24 Aug 2013 09:07:21 PDT
Yogy - The Arduino Powered Robot Made For Kids http://www.instructables.com/id/Yogy-The-Arduino-Powered-Robot-Made-For-Kids/
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Mon, 5 Aug 2013 05:04:32 PDT
Easy hydraulic Robotics! http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-hydraulic-Robotics/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/S9FP/HI3TYTTV/F47S9FPHI3TYTTV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/S9FP/HI3TYTTV/F47S9FPHI3TYTTV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/S9FP/HI3TYTTV/F47S9FPHI3TYTTV.SMALL.jpg benmurton There is a lot of small electronic robotics that use servos and stepper motors, but there are very little good, small hydraulic robotics happening. This arm using simple syringes in an effective way that is capable of lifting a fair amount of weight for its size. The materials required are: sy...
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Sat, 22 Jun 2013 21:38:12 PDT
3D scanner http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-scanner/
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Sun, 28 Apr 2013 04:29:25 PDT
How to program attiny using arduino uno http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-program-attiny-using-arduino-uno/
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Sat, 16 Mar 2013 04:36:15 PDT
Simple Robotics for Beginners! http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Robotics-for-Beginners/
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Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:13:00 PST
control your servo using a 555 timer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/control-your-servo-using-a-555-timer/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/024H/H8NA3UJ3/F8G024HH8NA3UJ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/024H/H8NA3UJ3/F8G024HH8NA3UJ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/024H/H8NA3UJ3/F8G024HH8NA3UJ3.SMALL.jpg Pranavthegreat i am shortly going to post its project so plz stay tuned   
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Wed, 24 Oct 2012 06:21:20 PDT
Singing Instructables Robot Head http://www.instructables.com/id/Singing-Instructables-Robot-Head/
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Sat, 22 Sep 2012 06:49:21 PDT
Plant Host Drone http://www.instructables.com/id/Plant-Host-Drone/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/QG7B/H7996PDH/FK5QG7BH7996PDH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/QG7B/H7996PDH/FK5QG7BH7996PDH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/QG7B/H7996PDH/FK5QG7BH7996PDH.SMALL.jpg Stephenverstraete Easy and cheap to make P.H.D. (Plant host drone) With this you’ll never have to worry that your plant stands in the shades, always the best light for your favourite houseplant! When you put the Robot in direct sunlight it will not run and he will just sit there and enjoy the sun, but when the day g...
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Wed, 19 Sep 2012 04:03:36 PDT
Arduino-Controlled Robotic Drum http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-Robotic-Drum/
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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 17:23:01 PDT
Simple Bots: Skitter http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Bots-Skitter/
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Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:10:57 PDT
DIY Infrared Proximity Sensor (Arduino Compatible) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Infrared-Proximity-Sensor-Arduino-Compatible/
DIY Infrared Proximity Sensor (Arduino Compatible) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/LXFM/H6MER0K5/F0CLXFMH6MER0K5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/LXFM/H6MER0K5/F0CLXFMH6MER0K5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/LXFM/H6MER0K5/F0CLXFMH6MER0K5.SMALL.jpg xBacon Ever looked on Sparkfun or Adafruit for some cool robot parts, and saw those expensive IR and Ultrasonic proximity sensors? I have, and I really wanted one, but they're so expensive ($30-$40 or more) so I decided that I could make one myself with the parts I had on hand for way less. What I came up...
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Sun, 2 Sep 2012 17:40:23 PDT
Simple Bots: Buck http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Bots-Buck/
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Mon, 20 Aug 2012 18:40:57 PDT
Simple Bot Switches, Sensors, and Modules http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Bot-Switches-Sensors-and-Modules/
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Mon, 13 Aug 2012 11:24:09 PDT
Simple Bots: Scoop http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Bots-Scoop/
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Mon, 13 Aug 2012 11:00:11 PDT
How to Build a Simple Vibrobot http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Simple-Vibrobot/
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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 01:30:01 PDT
Sketch Bot 1.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Sketch-Bot-10/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/LUUQ/H4AGDPK8/FP5LUUQH4AGDPK8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/LUUQ/H4AGDPK8/FP5LUUQH4AGDPK8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/LUUQ/H4AGDPK8/FP5LUUQH4AGDPK8.SMALL.jpg teknohawk This is a little project I had originally made as a noise maker, but then I modified it. It is very lame and simple, but it works. I would give a tutorial, but I'm a bad teacher and it is easy to make. Now the sketches on the page were from the robot I made, and this robot is actually very efficient...
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Thu, 12 Jul 2012 18:34:12 PDT
Graphing values in Arduino, the EASY way! http://www.instructables.com/id/Graphing-values-in-Arduino-the-EASY-way/
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 08:49:15 PDT
KISS (Keep It Simple, Silly) Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/KISS-Keep-It-Simple-Silly-Robot/
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Sun, 10 Jun 2012 20:59:33 PDT
Toy Cruiser http://www.instructables.com/id/Toy-Cruiser/
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Sun, 10 Jun 2012 20:28:12 PDT
wooden robotic hexapod http://www.instructables.com/id/wooden-robotic-hexapod/
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Sun, 3 Jun 2012 23:35:45 PDT
Blink Module http://www.instructables.com/id/Blink-Module/
Blink Module - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/9BWN/GOHMGLVS/FBS9BWNGOHMGLVS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/9BWN/GOHMGLVS/FBS9BWNGOHMGLVS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/9BWN/GOHMGLVS/FBS9BWNGOHMGLVS.SMALL.jpg randofo One of the common modules used in making Simple Bots is the Blink Module. This involves photocoupling an LED to a bike safety light. When the safety light turns on, the motor turns on and when the light turns off, the motor turns off. On account of this, the motor reacts to the different blink patt...
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Tue, 1 May 2012 09:38:40 PDT
Arduino Based Four Legged Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Based-Four-Legged-Robot/
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Thu, 26 Apr 2012 17:47:20 PDT
Two Simple Robots With 1 DC Motor (No Soldering) http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Simple-Robots-With-1-DC-Motor-No-Soldering/
Two Simple Robots With 1 DC Motor (No Soldering) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/EZKD/H0OJ1UDO/FANEZKDH0OJ1UDO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/EZKD/H0OJ1UDO/FANEZKDH0OJ1UDO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/EZKD/H0OJ1UDO/FANEZKDH0OJ1UDO.SMALL.jpg Zaphod Beetlebrox DC motors are great because they don't have polarity and they don't require any additional components (resistors, diodes) to operate, just hook them up to a battery and voila. The National Robotics Week Contest caught my attention,so I decided to see what sort of robots I could make without any sold...
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Sat, 14 Apr 2012 16:30:39 PDT
The Simplest, House Hold Objects, Robot! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Simplest-House-Hold-Objects-Robot/
The Simplest, House Hold Objects, Robot! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG7/6MG5/H0FLBINJ/FG76MG5H0FLBINJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG7/6MG5/H0FLBINJ/FG76MG5H0FLBINJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG7/6MG5/H0FLBINJ/FG76MG5H0FLBINJ.SMALL.jpg tommythehill Hi there! I am 13 so I will be entering the Robot Contest for the 13-18 age group! This robot is the simplest thing I have ever made. It is intended for anyone who has very little experience with electronics. You'll learn how to use switches and motors! You won't need a whole bunch of parts from ele...
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Wed, 4 Apr 2012 16:45:28 PDT
Simple Walker Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Walker-Robot/
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Mon, 2 Apr 2012 08:28:22 PDT
Steampunk Afterburner and Resources - Part 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Resources-Part-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/6N0C/GRFN39TJ/F6S6N0CGRFN39TJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/6N0C/GRFN39TJ/F6S6N0CGRFN39TJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/6N0C/GRFN39TJ/F6S6N0CGRFN39TJ.SMALL.jpg halzark YOU CAN DO IT! Make Steampunk stuff with Grocery Store parts! Easyish~Cheap! This is my first (and hopefully NOT my last) instructable for those that claim to not being creative, but yet are searching these pages for some hints on how to create props. (Is that even possible?)  O.o Here are a few t...
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Tue, 23 Aug 2011 03:43:59 PDT
Easy Squiggle Bot http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Squiggle-Bot/
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Mon, 4 Jul 2011 13:38:38 PDT
Build a robot boat using water bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-robot-boat-from-water-bottles/
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Mon, 4 Jul 2011 13:31:23 PDT
Make models in Google Sketchup http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-models-in-Google-Sketchup/
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Wed, 15 Jun 2011 23:54:25 PDT
LadyBot http://www.instructables.com/id/LadyBot/
LadyBot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/J9U7/GN2XMGL1/FDXJ9U7GN2XMGL1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/J9U7/GN2XMGL1/FDXJ9U7GN2XMGL1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/J9U7/GN2XMGL1/FDXJ9U7GN2XMGL1.SMALL.jpg smatt444 I did this project for my participation in the Duke of Ed Award, As I am only 16 I wanted to build a robot that was. 1. Object avoiding 2. Cheep 3. Fun to build 4. Looks good 5. And uses things from around my workshop (what workshop ???) And so my journey began. Equipment & Materials Equipment...
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Sun, 1 May 2011 19:01:41 PDT
walking robot(junky spencer) front view http://www.instructables.com/id/walking-robotjunky-spencer/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FH7/CD90/GM9QL0D8/FH7CD90GM9QL0D8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH7/CD90/GM9QL0D8/FH7CD90GM9QL0D8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH7/CD90/GM9QL0D8/FH7CD90GM9QL0D8.SMALL.jpg aditya jain 999 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5if_ymAXYc
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Sun, 10 Apr 2011 10:46:33 PDT
Make a simple platform and give mobility to your computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-simple-platform-and-give-mobility-to-your-c/
Make a simple platform and give mobility to your computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/SC6K/GL4Z6IN8/F46SC6KGL4Z6IN8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/SC6K/GL4Z6IN8/F46SC6KGL4Z6IN8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/SC6K/GL4Z6IN8/F46SC6KGL4Z6IN8.SMALL.jpg XicoMBD A computer is a very handy thing to use in your robots. If you start listing all the features that can be used for robotic purposes you'll find that it is cheaper to buy a netbook than buying LCD, wifi and bluetooth modules, cameras, speech synthesizer modules, keypads, memory card readers, speaker...
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Sun, 20 Mar 2011 10:34:11 PDT
MAYA Budget Telepresence Rover http://www.instructables.com/id/MAYA-Telepresence-Rover/
MAYA Budget Telepresence Rover - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/JCQG/GMYN9W0H/FXPJCQGGMYN9W0H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/JCQG/GMYN9W0H/FXPJCQGGMYN9W0H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/JCQG/GMYN9W0H/FXPJCQGGMYN9W0H.SMALL.jpg 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 Build the SimpleBotics SimpleBot! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-the-SimpleBot/
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Thu, 3 Mar 2011 19:17:47 PST
Water bot http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-bot/
Water bot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/GBA3/GIWZLJFO/FMNGBA3GIWZLJFO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/GBA3/GIWZLJFO/FMNGBA3GIWZLJFO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/GBA3/GIWZLJFO/FMNGBA3GIWZLJFO.SMALL.jpg Tape56 This is another robot i made when i got bored Materials Button cell Battery Mini Fan motor Hot glue gun Plastic Prize cup thingy from pizza plus tiny piece of tape Hot glue Push the hot part through the top Then insert your motor and seal it with the hot glue so water cant get in Wire it ...
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Fri, 14 Jan 2011 21:28:52 PST
How to make a robot gripper! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-robot-gripper/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F8M/WVO4/GHFK7LM6/F8MWVO4GHFK7LM6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8M/WVO4/GHFK7LM6/F8MWVO4GHFK7LM6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8M/WVO4/GHFK7LM6/F8MWVO4GHFK7LM6.SMALL.jpg peterjacob To make this project you will need: * A small blow torch or lighter * A glue gun * A Dremel or rotary tool * A few rotary tool bits(drill, sanding wheels and a cutting wheel) * A permanent marker * The Cutting pattern(can be found here http://kattejuice.deviantart.com/gall... ) * A micro servo * 4...
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Sun, 12 Dec 2010 11:59:42 PST
Robot car tracking line [ easy way ] http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-car-tracking-line-easy-way-/
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Sun, 21 Nov 2010 13:04:01 PST
wall following virobot http://www.instructables.com/id/wall-following-virobot/
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Thu, 4 Nov 2010 21:04:07 PDT