Instructables: exploring - technology - robot - microcontroller http://www.instructables.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:49:04 PDT BLOX v1.01 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 davidp1995@hotmail.com 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 have become 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 not...
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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/
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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/
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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/
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Mon, 8 Jul 2013 08:55:26 PDT
Robot - Line Follower http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-Line-Follower/
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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/ 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/ 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/ 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 mpmihai 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/
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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/
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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/
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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...
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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...
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Thu, 9 Feb 2012 01:38:15 PST
Tree Climbing Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Tree-Climbing-Robot/
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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/
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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/
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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-/ 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...
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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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Sun, 20 Mar 2011 19:01:17 PDT
Cellphone Operated Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Cellphone-Operated-Robot-1/
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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/
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Sun, 13 Feb 2011 20:39:42 PST
Make A Robot Ant http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Robot-Ant/
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Sun, 13 Feb 2011 13:53:28 PST
Make a Voice Controlled Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Voice-Control-Robot-in-7-Minutes/
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Fri, 11 Feb 2011 16:48:10 PST
Simplest Possible Microcontroller-Based Maze-Solving Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Simplest-Possible-Microcontroller-Based-Maze-Solvi/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/NB17/GJQEJVGC/FWPNB17GJQEJVGC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/NB17/GJQEJVGC/FWPNB17GJQEJVGC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/NB17/GJQEJVGC/FWPNB17GJQEJVGC.SMALL.jpg mikhalchuk Ok, you've got a microcontroller and need to build the simplest possible robot to solve a maze. What would be your solution? Consider that a tricky question, use all your imagination, there is a solution that will only take 15 minutes of your time (including watching this video instructable)..
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Wed, 9 Feb 2011 07:57:22 PST
Arduino Controlled Line Following Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-Line-Following-Robot-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/FNVY/GEW03PXB/FC5FNVYGEW03PXB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/FNVY/GEW03PXB/FC5FNVYGEW03PXB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/FNVY/GEW03PXB/FC5FNVYGEW03PXB.SMALL.jpg TheArduinoGuy This is a line following robot I have made using an Arduino (DFRduino), Ardumoto shield, 6 x AA batteries, 4 x amber LEDs, 3 x LDRs and some black electrical tape stuck to my (dirty) kitchen floor.
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Tue, 5 Oct 2010 12:16:20 PDT
Simple Robotics Breadboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Robotics-Breadboard/
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Thu, 9 Sep 2010 17:37:52 PDT
Cheap, Easy Robotics for the Non-Programmer http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Easy-Robotics-for-the-Non-Programmer/
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Wed, 1 Sep 2010 14:35:21 PDT
How To Modify A Hitec HS-65HB Servo W/Kryptonite Gears For Continuous Rotation http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Modify-A-Hitec-HS-65HB-Servo-For-Continuous/
How To Modify A Hitec HS-65HB Servo W/Kryptonite Gears For Continuous Rotation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/REHC/FXA2OKJ5/FYUREHCFXA2OKJ5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/REHC/FXA2OKJ5/FYUREHCFXA2OKJ5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/REHC/FXA2OKJ5/FYUREHCFXA2OKJ5.SMALL.jpg Zeitron Presenting the Hitec HS-65HB, one of the the best micro servo's available with Karbonite Gears. So what's so special about this servo? Well how about 31 ounces/inch of torque and 0.11 sec speeds at 6 volts in a compact 23.60 x 11.60 x 24.00mm footprint, Super Strong Karbonite Gears capable of cycles...
By: Zeitron

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Tue, 21 Jul 2009 21:13:45 PDT
Control your motors with L293D and Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-your-motors-with-L293D-and-Arduino/
Control your motors with L293D and Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/RMZ7/FTY4CX3A/FVVRMZ7FTY4CX3A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/RMZ7/FTY4CX3A/FVVRMZ7FTY4CX3A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/RMZ7/FTY4CX3A/FVVRMZ7FTY4CX3A.SMALL.jpg guibot After long research and trial and error, I have came up to a new walkthrough regarding this nice chip, the L293D.Each project is one project and each one has its own unique power configurations, so you must be aware of the best battery choice and how to distribute voltage through your robot.I strong...
By: guibot

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Sun, 26 Apr 2009 14:41:21 PDT
Super Simple Beginners Robot! http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Simple-Beginners-Robot/
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By: BIGBUG

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Sat, 14 Feb 2009 16:19:27 PST
Robotrex Robotic Dinasaur http://www.instructables.com/id/Robotrex-Robotic-Dinasaur/
Robotrex Robotic Dinasaur - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/F596/FN82WSG0/FT3F596FN82WSG0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/F596/FN82WSG0/FT3F596FN82WSG0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/F596/FN82WSG0/FT3F596FN82WSG0.SMALL.jpg hobbyman Here is our robotic project; Robotrex. A robotic dinosaur. Its name comes from the words "Robot" and "tyrosaurus-Rex". Inspired from our older projects "Bigfoot" and "the Goggles", this project was built specially for our endtas.com fair stand in 2004 Izmir international fair. Instead of forgetting ...
By: hobbyman

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Sat, 8 Nov 2008 02:05:18 PST
Robot Brain: Build a single board computer in an evening http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-Brain-Build-a-single-board-computer-in-an-e/
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By: James Moxham

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Tue, 19 Aug 2008 05:30:02 PDT
World's Cheapest I2C (I-Squared-C) Adapter http://www.instructables.com/id/Worlds-Cheapest-I2C-I-Squared-C-Adapter/
World's Cheapest I2C (I-Squared-C) Adapter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQW/9ISB/FFAOSLTV/FQW9ISBFFAOSLTV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQW/9ISB/FFAOSLTV/FQW9ISBFFAOSLTV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQW/9ISB/FFAOSLTV/FQW9ISBFFAOSLTV.SMALL.jpg pburgess Make a sensor interface for your computer for under a buck!Update 6/9/08: After exploring several avenues I've concluded there is no practical manner of implementing this technique in Microsoft Windows. This is not petty OS bashing, I've really busted a nut trying! Sorry! Windows users needing I2C c...
By: pburgess

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Wed, 23 Apr 2008 02:08:05 PDT
How to build your first Robot ($ 85) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-your-first-robot/
How to build your first Robot ($ 85) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ2/FVLU/FDO29C6M/FJ2FVLUFDO29C6M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ2/FVLU/FDO29C6M/FJ2FVLUFDO29C6M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ2/FVLU/FDO29C6M/FJ2FVLUFDO29C6M.SMALL.jpg fritsl I HAVE MADE A NEW AND UPDATED VERSION OF THIS. PLEASE FIND IT HERE http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-your-first-robot-an-actual-programma/ ******************************************************************************** Update: To some 10.000 people who already read this post, I would lik...
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Wed, 12 Mar 2008 17:11:12 PDT
Building the Mongoose Mechatronics Robot: Part 1 Chassis & Gearbox http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-the-Mongoose-Mechatronics-Robot-Part-1-C/
Building the Mongoose Mechatronics Robot: Part 1 Chassis & Gearbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/IAIG/FB11TXN8/FXSIAIGFB11TXN8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/IAIG/FB11TXN8/FXSIAIGFB11TXN8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/IAIG/FB11TXN8/FXSIAIGFB11TXN8.SMALL.jpg blueroomelectronics This is the first of a series of illustrated instructions for assembling the Mongoose Robot kit available from blueroomelectronicsMongoose highlights:Powerful PIC18F2525 microcontroller (32KHz to 32MHz)Hardware PWM controlled SN754410 H-Bridge with thermal shutdownDifferential drive with powerful 11...
By: blueroomelectronics

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Tue, 8 Jan 2008 22:31:14 PST
Ghetto Programming: Getting started with AVR microprocessors on the cheap. http://www.instructables.com/id/Ghetto-Programming%3a-Getting-started-with-AVR-micro/
Ghetto Programming: Getting started with AVR microprocessors on the cheap. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/TNEC/C8MEUKIKV6Y/FJITNECC8MEUKIKV6Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/TNEC/C8MEUKIKV6Y/FJITNECC8MEUKIKV6Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/TNEC/C8MEUKIKV6Y/FJITNECC8MEUKIKV6Y.SMALL.jpg The Real Elliot Microprocessors are so cheap these days. If only there were a way to program them up just as cheaply... *wavy dream-sequence lines*In this instructable, find out how to build up a complete AVR microprocessor toolchain: compiler, programmer software, programmer hardware, and some simple demos to get...
By: The Real Elliot

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Sat, 18 Nov 2006 16:17:43 PST
Cockroach Control System (via psychological manipulation) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cockroach-Control-System-via-psychological-manipu/
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By: leevonk

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Fri, 17 Mar 2006 15:51:53 PST
SemiAutonomous Submersible robot for underwater research http://www.instructables.com/id/SemiAutonomous-Submersible-robot-for-underwater-re/
SemiAutonomous Submersible robot for underwater research - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F64/LLGV/3ZXEP27UXDQ/F64LLGV3ZXEP27UXDQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F64/LLGV/3ZXEP27UXDQ/F64LLGV3ZXEP27UXDQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F64/LLGV/3ZXEP27UXDQ/F64LLGV3ZXEP27UXDQ.SMALL.jpg leevonk this is a submersible robot (a little submarine) that can be operated in manual or semi-autonomous mode. FOR DESCRIPTION OF WHAT ALL THE FILES ARE, GO TO THE LAST STEP Circuit Diagram TO BE ABLE TO READ THE DIAGRAM, CLICK HERE:http://static2.instructables.com/ID/F7S/YPXY/Q6SEP27UXHB/4AA292340712...
By: leevonk

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Fri, 17 Mar 2006 09:33:09 PST