Instructables: exploring - technology - robot - microcontroller http://www.instructables.com Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:55:39 PDT BLOX v1.01 Basic tank-drive robot control over Bluetooth using mbed with the Freescale K64F http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-tank-drive-robot-control-over-Bluetooth-usin/
Basic tank-drive robot control over Bluetooth using mbed with the Freescale K64F - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/STV1/IDK8BRNK/FGPSTV1IDK8BRNK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/STV1/IDK8BRNK/FGPSTV1IDK8BRNK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/STV1/IDK8BRNK/FGPSTV1IDK8BRNK.SMALL.jpg Mr.What This Instructable is based on this earlier work that shows how to control a typical tank-drive style robot using Arduino and an Android app, as shown in this RC car for Android Instructable.I have used this work as a basis for many robots in the past few years like Teo Jansen inspired walking chassi...
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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:01:18 PDT
DIY MOSFET Motor Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-MOSFET-Motor-Controller/
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Thu, 6 Aug 2015 16:10:30 PDT
Robo TK-100 Tank Chasis Assembly http://www.instructables.com/id/Robo-TK-100-Tank-Chasis-Assembly/
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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:44:38 PDT
Easy Arduino Light following Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Arduino-Light-following-Robot/
Easy Arduino Light following Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/DH2Z/IBQCGSFT/FYUDH2ZIBQCGSFT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/DH2Z/IBQCGSFT/FYUDH2ZIBQCGSFT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/DH2Z/IBQCGSFT/FYUDH2ZIBQCGSFT.SMALL.jpg JaceDuino This is a tutorial on how to make a light following robot using Arduino, it has been simplified so that beginners can attempt this project too. This project should only take you at the most of an hour. I hope you enjoy. Materials Arduino Uno: http://www.freetronics.com.au/products/eleven#.VZn...H...
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Sun, 5 Jul 2015 19:22:25 PDT
Bluetooth Controlled Arduino Dual Motor RC Platform http://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-Controlled-Arduino-Dual-Motor-RC-Platfor/
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Wed, 1 Jul 2015 21:35:43 PDT
Kitables Rubisolver Rubik's Cube Solver http://www.instructables.com/id/Kitables-Rubisolver-Rubiks-Cube-Solver/
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Wed, 1 Jul 2015 19:17:03 PDT
Distance Keeping robot with the Smart Servo Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Distance-Keeping-robot-with-the-Smart-Servo-Contro/
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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 22:12:56 PDT
Make A Walking Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Walking-Robot/
Make A Walking Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9S/6G2N/IB0N0ZRH/F9S6G2NIB0N0ZRH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9S/6G2N/IB0N0ZRH/F9S6G2NIB0N0ZRH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9S/6G2N/IB0N0ZRH/F9S6G2NIB0N0ZRH.SMALL.jpg markistuff Build a walking robot using the Smart Servo ControllerTo build the robot I used a kit of servo brackets I got off ebay. I assembled them into a two legged robot that kinda resembles a mechwarrior. Each leg is built with 6 servo motors. I used a 6 channel RC radio to send the movements for walking, l...
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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 21:23:44 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
PC Controlled Bluetooth Robot (With a GUI !) http://www.instructables.com/id/PC-Controlled-Wireless-Bluetooth-Robot-With-a-GUI/
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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:16:20 PDT
Building a robot that follows your mouse cursor http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-robot-that-follows-your-mouse-cursor/
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Fri, 3 Apr 2015 07:26:46 PDT
Line Following Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Line-Following-Robot-1/
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Wed, 1 Apr 2015 09:33:13 PDT
Arduino Tri-Toed Biped http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Tri-Toed-Biped/
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:12:56 PDT
Fun With PIC Assembly - Episode 5 http://www.instructables.com/id/Fun-With-PIC-Assembly-Episode-5/
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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 08:16:30 PST
Ultrasonic Sensor with MSP430 and IAR/CCS http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultrasonic-Sensor-with-MSP430-and-IARCCS/
Ultrasonic Sensor with MSP430 and IAR/CCS - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/U31U/I6DYWTV8/FMYU31UI6DYWTV8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/U31U/I6DYWTV8/FMYU31UI6DYWTV8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/U31U/I6DYWTV8/FMYU31UI6DYWTV8.SMALL.jpg KristjanB Hello. In this tutorial I will show you step by step on how to use ultrasonic sensor with TI MSP430. I'm using MSP430G2452, however, a G2553 or any other chip wil also work, but some numbers could be different. Ofcourse I assume that you already know how to use IAR or CCS.But before I start, you s...
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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 10:21:29 PST
CleanBOT- Your DIY floor cleaning robot http://www.instructables.com/id/CleanBOT/
CleanBOT- Your DIY floor cleaning robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD6/OSKZ/I6EXJI5Z/FD6OSKZI6EXJI5Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD6/OSKZ/I6EXJI5Z/FD6OSKZI6EXJI5Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD6/OSKZ/I6EXJI5Z/FD6OSKZI6EXJI5Z.SMALL.jpg MosfetN The CleanBOT ( Remote Controlled Autonomous Floor Cleaning Robot) is designed to clean floor in two different ways: with vacuum or active mop. It has auto mode but you can also control it manually by using bluetooth connection and android app.Most parts of the robot are made from electronics garbage...
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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 06:21:12 PST
Arduino thumbstick controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-thumbstick-controller/
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:56:22 PST
MICILE Arduino Rover Part 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/MICILE-Arduino-Controlled-Rover-Part-1/
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:24:22 PST
Chess Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Chess-Robot/
Chess Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/9B5L/I2BRBMIK/FCG9B5LI2BRBMIK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/9B5L/I2BRBMIK/FCG9B5LI2BRBMIK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/9B5L/I2BRBMIK/FCG9B5LI2BRBMIK.SMALL.jpg yousifnimat --This project was my graduation project at Kuwait University-College of Engineering & Petroleum--Chess is a very famous and common game worldwide. The main purpose of the design is to develop a stand-alone chess robot using an intelligent system to provide more entertainment with low cost as much a...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:20:20 PST
DUAL MODE ROBOT => (AUTONOMOUS / MANUAL CONTROL) http://www.instructables.com/id/AUTONOMOUS-REMOTE-DUAL-MODE-ROBOT/
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:13:09 PST
Robot Arm Arduino App http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-Arm-Arduino-App/
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 22:12:40 PST
Robot "Cheaper" http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-Cheaper/
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 05:04:17 PDT
Make a Crawling Robot Zombie with Severed Legs http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Crawling-Robot-Zombie-with-Severed-Legs/
Make a Crawling Robot Zombie with Severed Legs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/WKAS/I12KBNAP/F6OWKASI12KBNAP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/WKAS/I12KBNAP/F6OWKASI12KBNAP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/WKAS/I12KBNAP/F6OWKASI12KBNAP.SMALL.jpg ossum We all love zombies and robots, two of the things that are most likely to be our undoing one day. Lets help things along by building a creepy little robot zombie.My goal with this Instructable is to take a doll and (re)animate it with servos and mechanical linkages, its braaaaiiins will be an Arduin...
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 16:49:06 PDT
Adding A Face And Covers To Your Robot ​ http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-A-Face-And-Covers-To-Your-Robot-/
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:47:04 PDT
DR1: Discovery Rover http://www.instructables.com/id/DR1-Discovery-Rover/
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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 02:02:47 PDT
DIY handmade Hexapod with arduino (Hexdrake) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-handmade-Hexapod-with-arduino-Hexdrake/
DIY handmade Hexapod with arduino (Hexdrake) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNS/S5BB/HT9B0Y7N/FNSS5BBHT9B0Y7N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNS/S5BB/HT9B0Y7N/FNSS5BBHT9B0Y7N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNS/S5BB/HT9B0Y7N/FNSS5BBHT9B0Y7N.SMALL.jpg Deividmaxx Hello, I'm David and in this instructable I'll show how I made this hexapod whose name is Hexdrake. Since I was 16 I became interested in electronic and later in robotics. After getting some level and programming skills using arduino I decided to build a robot something more interesting than a si...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 01:54:21 PDT
DIY RC Robot with your Android Phone Tutorial Part 1: from Android phone to the microcontroller http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-RC-Robot-with-your-Android-Phone-Tutorial-Part/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F16/98MT/HO23AJPT/F1698MTHO23AJPT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F16/98MT/HO23AJPT/F1698MTHO23AJPT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F16/98MT/HO23AJPT/F1698MTHO23AJPT.SMALL.jpg Practical Techonlogy Build your own DIY RC Robot controller using your Android phone, Bluetooth module, and Atmega328 Microcontroller (Arduino compatible) for less than $15.  Control robots with various sizes large and small.  Step by step tutorial. The RobotControl Android App is available here: https://play.google.co...
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Sun, 17 Nov 2013 06:43:44 PST
DIY Robotic Hand Controlled by a Glove and Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Robotic-Hand-Controlled-by-a-Glove-and-Arduino/
DIY Robotic Hand Controlled by a Glove and Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/K8VE/HLZRRTQF/F3VK8VEHLZRRTQF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/K8VE/HLZRRTQF/F3VK8VEHLZRRTQF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/K8VE/HLZRRTQF/F3VK8VEHLZRRTQF.SMALL.jpg dschurman This project idea came to me when I was sitting on a bed on a hotel room on vacation. I thought: "It'd be really neat to have a robotic hand that I can control with my own hand!" Upon returning home, I embarked upon a journey to design and create the project. I hope you enjoy! The basic components ...
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Sat, 28 Sep 2013 12:28:30 PDT
Robot driven by PS3 controller through Arduino and Wifi shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-driven-by-PS3-controller-through-Arduino-and/
Robot driven by PS3 controller through Arduino and Wifi shield - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIM/7TDS/HJGDZM8M/FIM7TDSHJGDZM8M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIM/7TDS/HJGDZM8M/FIM7TDSHJGDZM8M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIM/7TDS/HJGDZM8M/FIM7TDSHJGDZM8M.SMALL.jpg gtri2013 This is a robot that uses the two left and right joysticks on the PS3 controller to drive "tank-style." The chassis, wheels, and motors are purchased in a kit. An Arduino Uno is mounted on the chassis and a Wifi shield is stacked on top of it. Two separate motor controllers are used to control the m...
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Thu, 12 Sep 2013 06:34:56 PDT
Flora- an interactive flower http://www.instructables.com/id/Flora-an-interactive-flower/
Flora- an interactive flower - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/FRV5/HIUX9QRA/FG4FRV5HIUX9QRA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/FRV5/HIUX9QRA/FG4FRV5HIUX9QRA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/FRV5/HIUX9QRA/FG4FRV5HIUX9QRA.SMALL.jpg Dipanjan Hello everyone.....Today I have taken something out of my flower garden....We all know,plants have their own lives,they can feel just as we feel..but they can't express it...But what happens if a flower gains the ability to interact with you? Imagine a flower sitting at your desk looking at you,waiv...
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Mon, 8 Jul 2013 08:55:26 PDT
Robot - Line Follower http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-Line-Follower/
Robot - Line Follower - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMT/DKC5/HI3TS52I/FMTDKC5HI3TS52I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMT/DKC5/HI3TS52I/FMTDKC5HI3TS52I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMT/DKC5/HI3TS52I/FMTDKC5HI3TS52I.SMALL.jpg midhun_s I began work on my first robot about two years ago. For no particular reason, I decided to begin with a line following robot and truth be told, my first attempt at building it was a complete failure. Looking back at my efforts, I believe, for a beginner, I was rather too ambitious. The circuit tha...
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Sun, 30 Jun 2013 12:25:48 PDT
Arduino-based Robotic Manipulator http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-based-Robotic-Manipulator/
Arduino-based Robotic Manipulator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/468H/HHS9CY77/FZC468HHHS9CY77.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/468H/HHS9CY77/FZC468HHHS9CY77.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/468H/HHS9CY77/FZC468HHHS9CY77.SMALL.jpg TheSteamer71 This is my first prototype of a robotic manipulator. Until now, I've really been focusing on the physic aspect of the arm so I haven't been working a lot on the program aspect. The current goal of this project is to create a solid platform to reproduce every-day actions and develop my programming ap...
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Wed, 29 May 2013 15:58:16 PDT
msp430 Launchpad Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/msp430-Launchpad-Projects/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/7BKU/H9G17M9P/FTX7BKUH9G17M9P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/7BKU/H9G17M9P/FTX7BKUH9G17M9P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/7BKU/H9G17M9P/FTX7BKUH9G17M9P.SMALL.jpg mr tech Launchpad is a Texas Instruments microprocessor based development board that is a very low cost "alternative" to arduino.  The Launchpad costs$4.30 and features: On-board Emulation The MSP430 LaunchPad features on-board emulation, which means you can program and debug your projects without the nee...
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Tue, 27 Nov 2012 12:06:49 PST
Robot Sumo http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-Sumo/
Robot Sumo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/1Q8X/H7A8QB8V/FMA1Q8XH7A8QB8V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/1Q8X/H7A8QB8V/FMA1Q8XH7A8QB8V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMA/1Q8X/H7A8QB8V/FMA1Q8XH7A8QB8V.SMALL.jpg 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
Arduino Robotic arm and monitoring with Processing http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Robotic-arm-and-monitoring-with-Processing/
Arduino Robotic arm and monitoring with Processing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/FI5W/H2WETQKB/FF8FI5WH2WETQKB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/FI5W/H2WETQKB/FF8FI5WH2WETQKB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/FI5W/H2WETQKB/FF8FI5WH2WETQKB.SMALL.jpg mihaipop11 the robotic arm grabs an object after it detects it using the motion detector and then it moves it at a specific location. list of parts:     1.3 servos     2. passive infrared motion detector : http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8630     3. arduino uno R3 board     4. micro maestro 6 channel servo c...
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Fri, 15 Jun 2012 07:22:42 PDT
How To Make an Optocoupler http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-an-Optocoupler/
How To Make an Optocoupler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/AVAP/H347FJHG/FXLAVAPH347FJHG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/AVAP/H347FJHG/FXLAVAPH347FJHG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/AVAP/H347FJHG/FXLAVAPH347FJHG.SMALL.jpg mgingerich       While building a stepper motor driver board, I ran into the problem that my motors would draw so much power away from the microcontroller I was using to switch them that the microcontroller would shut down. When I did get it to work, spikes in the power supply were large enough to destroy my e...
By: mgingerich

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Thu, 7 Jun 2012 18:43:34 PDT
Hack Your Hasbro R2D2 With an IOIO Microcontroller! http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-Your-Hasbro-R2D2-With-an-IOIO-Microcontroller/
Hack Your Hasbro R2D2 With an IOIO Microcontroller! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3X/W92I/H2WESV25/F3XW92IH2WESV25.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3X/W92I/H2WESV25/F3XW92IH2WESV25.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3X/W92I/H2WESV25/F3XW92IH2WESV25.SMALL.jpg evolvingmonkeys My wife bought me a Hasbro Interactive R2D2 Astromech Droid for my birthday a few years ago after I said how much fun it would be to hack it and I've finally managed to get inside and start playing!  Although the built-in voice control functions are fun and cool to play with, and our 2 year old lov...
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Tue, 5 Jun 2012 04:23:00 PDT
Pingbot - Micro RC Rechargable Musical Robot Pal http://www.instructables.com/id/Pingbot-Micro-RC-Rechargable-Musical-Robot-Pal/
Pingbot - Micro RC Rechargable Musical Robot Pal - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/DHUT/H2WEUIFF/FWGDHUTH2WEUIFF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/DHUT/H2WEUIFF/FWGDHUTH2WEUIFF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/DHUT/H2WEUIFF/FWGDHUTH2WEUIFF.SMALL.jpg Tomdf Pingbot is a very small (38mm diameter), usb rechargeable, programmable, musical, remote control robot designed for maximum fun and danceability. I've built a few experimental robots in the past and, to be honest, they all looked the part. They were nothing more than circuit boards with wheels glue...
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Fri, 1 Jun 2012 21:50:08 PDT
Small robot made from hacked toys http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-robot-made-from-hacked-toys/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/HLLP/H2MYIPP6/F4LHLLPH2MYIPP6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/HLLP/H2MYIPP6/F4LHLLPH2MYIPP6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/HLLP/H2MYIPP6/F4LHLLPH2MYIPP6.SMALL.jpg mgingerich This video demonstrates my first successful robot. It consists of a Basic Stamp microcontroller, a snap circuits car, and the head of a toy robot. A servo motor rotates the head, which contains infrared sensors to detect obstacles. The motors are controlled by relays, and their power supply is compl...
By: mgingerich

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Sun, 27 May 2012 16:38:37 PDT
Smoke & Fume Absorber http://www.instructables.com/id/Smoke-Fume-Absorber/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F72/C5MX/GYEUL622/F72C5MXGYEUL622.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F72/C5MX/GYEUL622/F72C5MXGYEUL622.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F72/C5MX/GYEUL622/F72C5MXGYEUL622.SMALL.jpg nchip A Long History The ancient Egyptians produced lead and other important metals like gold and silver as early as 5000 BC. In the Roman era, lead was used for coinage, jewelry and other everyday items including the production of Lead pipes for the transportation of water. Remarkably, many of these wate...
By: nchip

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Thu, 9 Feb 2012 01:38:15 PST
Tree Climbing Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Tree-Climbing-Robot/
Tree Climbing Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/U6L8/GRFMUYC6/FBQU6L8GRFMUYC6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/U6L8/GRFMUYC6/FBQU6L8GRFMUYC6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/U6L8/GRFMUYC6/FBQU6L8GRFMUYC6.SMALL.jpg ben_k After I got comfortable programming and building with an Arduino, I decided to build a robot.  I did not have any particular type in mind, so I wracked my brain (and the internet) for cool robot ideas.  Eventually, somehow the idea popped into my head to build a robot that could climb trees.  At fir...
By: ben_k

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Sun, 21 Aug 2011 09:32:00 PDT
Autonomus Wall Following Obstacle Avoiding Arduino Rescue Bot http://www.instructables.com/id/Autonomus-Wall-Following-Obstacle-Avoiding-Arduino/
Autonomus Wall Following Obstacle Avoiding Arduino Rescue Bot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/ZFJX/GPLJ1QJT/F4YZFJXGPLJ1QJT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/ZFJX/GPLJ1QJT/F4YZFJXGPLJ1QJT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/ZFJX/GPLJ1QJT/F4YZFJXGPLJ1QJT.SMALL.jpg wkuace I'm an Electrical Engineering major and each year my college's branch of IEEE competes in a student hardware competition. Last year's competition was inspired by the natural disasters in Haiti and Chile (the competition was held one week after the earthquake in Japan). This was a very large project ...
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Mon, 4 Jul 2011 19:06:44 PDT
Open a box with the flick of a switch! http://www.instructables.com/id/Open-a-box-with-the-flick-of-a-switch/
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Mon, 4 Jul 2011 18:30:09 PDT
Line Follower Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Line-Follower-Robot-2/
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Mon, 4 Jul 2011 17:37:02 PDT
Delta Robot Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Delta-Robot-Clock/
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Tue, 14 Jun 2011 13:26:16 PDT
Position estimation of a wheeled bot with arduino. http://www.instructables.com/id/Position-estimation-of-a-wheeled-bot-with-arduino/
Position estimation of a wheeled bot with arduino. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVL/8TEN/GOSDIDB4/FVL8TENGOSDIDB4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVL/8TEN/GOSDIDB4/FVL8TENGOSDIDB4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVL/8TEN/GOSDIDB4/FVL8TENGOSDIDB4.SMALL.jpg Jbot_SMART This tutorial speaks about how to estimate the position of your indoor robot with encoders and an arduino (can be done on any microcontroller). To do that you will need : - 2 motors with wheels - 2 optical encoders (attached to the motor or independent of the motor to avoid drift) - 1 arduino mega ...
By: Jbot_SMART

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Fri, 10 Jun 2011 23:23:36 PDT
JabberBot! The Arduino robot with an ATMega brain and bluetooth braun! :-) http://www.instructables.com/id/JabberBot-The-Arduino-robot-with-an-ATMega-brain-/
JabberBot! The Arduino robot with an ATMega brain and bluetooth braun! :-) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6I/SMRB/GO14IBF1/F6ISMRBGO14IBF1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6I/SMRB/GO14IBF1/F6ISMRBGO14IBF1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6I/SMRB/GO14IBF1/F6ISMRBGO14IBF1.SMALL.jpg declanshanaghy JabberBot is controlled via an Android application over a bluetooth serial connection. The guts of it are based on an I2C adaptation of the Adafruit WaveShield and MotorShield. The bluetooth module is a Bluetooth Mate Silver from Sparkfun. What does this thing do? The android app running on the pho...
By: declanshanaghy

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Tue, 24 May 2011 00:30:04 PDT
Floor Cleaning Robot with Vex Robotics System http://www.instructables.com/id/Floor-Cleaning-Robot-with-Vex-Robotics-System/
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By: TechnoInnovator

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Sun, 20 Mar 2011 19:01:17 PDT
Cellphone Operated Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Cellphone-Operated-Robot-1/
Cellphone Operated Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/OOYH/GKS0TDG4/FSSOOYHGKS0TDG4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/OOYH/GKS0TDG4/FSSOOYHGKS0TDG4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/OOYH/GKS0TDG4/FSSOOYHGKS0TDG4.SMALL.jpg Avadhut.Deshmukh This Instructible is entered in the Category: 13 - 18 of the National Robotics Week Robot Contest MY URL-http://avadhutelectronics.blogspot.com/ MY Email-avadhut.deshmukh@gmail.com                                                                        Component Required Component Require...
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Sun, 6 Mar 2011 05:34:48 PST
PIC RC Motor Controller (and example lego robot) http://www.instructables.com/id/PIC-RC-Motor-Controller-and-example-lego-robot/
PIC RC Motor Controller (and example lego robot) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKS/BM40/GJQEHCMT/FKSBM40GJQEHCMT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKS/BM40/GJQEHCMT/FKSBM40GJQEHCMT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKS/BM40/GJQEHCMT/FKSBM40GJQEHCMT.SMALL.jpg PaulMakesThings Note for National Robotics Week Robot Contest: I am over 18.  I am a student  at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. As a mechanical engineering student this project is related to my major. It has also taught me skills that have led to undergrad research work that is taking me on a mechatronics and r...
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Sun, 13 Feb 2011 20:39:42 PST