Instructables: exploring - robots - toy - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 2 Sep 2015 17:22:33 PDT BLOX v1.01 Rc Tonka Dump Truck Conversion With Quad Steering -Part 1 (with solar update to come) http://www.instructables.com/id/Rc-Tonka-Dump-Truck-Conversion-With-Quad-Steering-/
Rc Tonka Dump Truck Conversion With Quad Steering -Part 1 (with solar update to come) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/KJSK/I84B8YIA/F8QKJSKI84B8YIA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/KJSK/I84B8YIA/F8QKJSKI84B8YIA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/KJSK/I84B8YIA/F8QKJSKI84B8YIA.SMALL.jpg sahirbray In this instructable, I will attempt to provide a detailed guideline on how we converted a 1980's Tonka Dump truck into a working RC robot. I've broken the steps down a little more in detail in order to show what I've cut out and moved to make room and provide storage. Since this robot was assembl...
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Sun, 5 Apr 2015 08:20:22 PDT
Multi Purpose Talking Robot Platform or a Simple Toy http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Purpose-Talking-Robot-Platform-or-a-Simple-T/
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 11:33:33 PDT
Tonka Front Loader Conversion With Solar Upgrade http://www.instructables.com/id/Tonka-Front-Loader-Conversion-With-Solar-Upgrade/
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By: sahirbray

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:59:28 PDT
Arduino Robotic Arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Robotic-Arm-1/
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 14:09:04 PST
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
Motorized Toy Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorized-Toy-Car/
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:18:27 PDT
DIY Custom Painted Grinch Sphero http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Custom-Painted-Grinch-Sphero/
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 08:10:58 PST
Hack the Snap Circuits Rover http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-the-Snap-Circuits-Rover/
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Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:17:07 PDT
Spy Video Trakr: Add a Lego Claw Attachment http://www.instructables.com/id/Spy-Video-Trakr-Add-a-Lego-Claw-Attachment/
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Tue, 3 Apr 2012 09:29:11 PDT
Spy Video Trakr: Add a Missile Launcher http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycle-The-Spy-Video-Trakr-Add-a-Missile-Launche/
Spy Video Trakr: Add a Missile Launcher - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWE/V6BB/GW3X8NOZ/FWEV6BBGW3X8NOZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWE/V6BB/GW3X8NOZ/FWEV6BBGW3X8NOZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWE/V6BB/GW3X8NOZ/FWEV6BBGW3X8NOZ.SMALL.jpg KRA5H In honor of National Robotics Week and the Instructables Robot Challenge I am submitting a few robot designs. This design (for ages 13-18) takes advantage of Wild Planet's Spy Video Trakr, which is easily programmable and designed by its developers to be hacked. The Trakr is a remote controlled rob...
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Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:47:16 PDT
Beetle http://www.instructables.com/id/Beetle/
Beetle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/6R5V/GZTLWEYJ/FTO6R5VGZTLWEYJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/6R5V/GZTLWEYJ/FTO6R5VGZTLWEYJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/6R5V/GZTLWEYJ/FTO6R5VGZTLWEYJ.SMALL.jpg jonghewk715 This is a toy that I made.  It moves back and forward depending on the way I put my inputs.  equipment Equipment that I used: Rubber, Popsicle Sticks,  Four Lego motors, Arduino shield, light sensor, USB cable, Wires, hot glue, Lego pieces, Soldering equipment, Jen500 (power supply) S...
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Thu, 15 Mar 2012 07:21:24 PDT
Solar Cockroach 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Cockroach-20/
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Sun, 16 Oct 2011 17:54:20 PDT
Robot Battle Mech! http://www.instructables.com/id/SUPER-ROBOT-BATTLE-MECH-INSTRUCTABLES-GO/
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Sun, 3 Jul 2011 09:33:17 PDT
Build a Motorized Uniwheel Toy Thing (Mutt) http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Motorized-Uniwheel-Toy-Thing-Mutt/
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Tue, 24 May 2011 06:59:16 PDT
Motorized Uniwheel Toy Thing (Mutt) http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorized-Uniwheel-Toy-Thing-Mutt/
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Fri, 6 May 2011 08:09:31 PDT
Mechanized Android Figure http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanized-Android-Figure/
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Sat, 12 Feb 2011 23:45:23 PST
The Most Useless Machine EVER! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Most-Useless-Machine/
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Tue, 29 Dec 2009 17:21:53 PST
Micro RC Car Teardown http://www.instructables.com/id/Micro-RC-Car-Teardown/
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