Robots with no microcontrolors?

Does anyone have any ideas how to make a robot from simple ics not a fancy microcontrolor? (ROBOT= any thing with no human interaction requierd)

Posted by Laserman595 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

The future for robotics

This is a forum in which people talk about their opinions on robots in the future!

Posted by simplebotics 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Robot battery

Hi everybody I build my robot actually I have a 12v 12ah lead acid battery ( I would like to change it but I don t if I choose lipo or lifepo4 or li-ion? My principal goal is loose weight and size, so I think about lipo but I am not shure

Asked by LaurentP30 6 weeks ago

Ketchup robot

It's a robot, squirting ketchup, accompanied by somebody with a recorder. That is all I know.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Are the finalists announced in the robot contest include the judges prizes ? 

Asked by e=mc^2 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

robot tutorials

A good site for robotics tutorials and help

Posted by societyofrobots 11 years ago

Name the Robot?

I think we should give the "Instructables Robot" a proper name. Who's with me?

Posted by threecheersfornick 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

robotic arm

I have added more updates this is a major update to the 5/6 axis robotic arm instructable. come check it out.

Posted by sparten11 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

First robotics

Hi im lego man from team 60 and i set up this form topic for people to see who from instructables is on a First robotics team. you can also post your questions here too. See the group:first robotics

Posted by Lego man 10 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Robot Bulldozer

This is a robotic bulldozer we integrated with the PCS BRAIN. Thought to share. Richard

Posted by ftking_83702 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

The Robot Movie

The Robot Movie A timeless coming of age tale about murder, romance, danger, mystery, war, intrigue, accents, choreography, and dramatic shots by the water. Starring myself (Tetranitrate) and The Robot. Coming soon to an Instructable near you.

Posted by Tetranitrate 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Wireless robotics ?

Could i be able to operate robotics through a wireless network, that is on differient networks? i plan on using modems to connect the robot to network and then dish satilights to connect modems to my computer

Asked by knuckel 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

VEX robotics

Dose any body have any vex: tips, robots, hacks, mods, ECT.?

Posted by i make shooting things 12 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Suggest me some robotics projects in my college technical fest. a simple line follower will not WORK. regards.

Asked by sameer627 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

VEX robotics

Any body got a kit, have any tips, mods, robots, hacks, ECT

Posted by i make shooting things 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago

robot create

Where would one find this machine?

Posted by riteaidrob 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Robot in Phun

As you may possibly recall,the Instructables Robot was made in SketchUp. I was inspired by that and today,a few mins before,I made the Robot in Phun,the 2D physics sandbox. It is low in detail but that can only be changed by your improvement! *hand comes out of monitor,pointing to viewer*

Posted by Derin 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

learning robot

Hey guys. friend and i are working on a project. we are trying to build a robot that will basically be able to follow a path. if there are obstacles in front it will go around them and then continue to the finishing point. no we also want it to learn about its surrounding. so if we bring the robot back to its starting point it will be able to get to the finish with out bumping into objects.we are planing to adopt this robot here!/?ALLSTEPSwhat do u guys think is it possible and if so how.the robot will learn by creating a grid in its memory using multi-dimensional arrays.

Posted by DELETED_kclv1988 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Robot Bartender

If you ask this bartender for something that's not an Asahi beer, it might malfunction. The Asahi Beer Robot is a robotic bartender that can uncap bottles and pour beer, as well as talk. While the claim that it's the best robot ever might be a little extreme, it seems to be working as a very effective marketing tool. It took a team of engineers over half of a year to build and tune its skills--which makes it far too young to be at a bar.Check out the video or the link at engadget.Asahi should probably enter this into the Robot Contest.

Posted by joshf 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Robotic Planting

Peter Sands shows off his latest arduino-based creation over at adafruit industries. The giant robot creates a garden, plants seeds, waters them and lovingly tends to it. Check out the sweet video!via: Hack-A-Day

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Demented Robot

I'm sorry to whoever took it, but when I saw this picture...I just laughed. The robot looks a wee bit demented in this photo: he's mad he isn't getting royalties?

Posted by Weissensteinburg 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

The Canadian Robot

I don't know about anybody else, but the redrawn Robot on the robot contest banner quite appeals to me. For some reason, it feels like he should have a Canadian accent... I'm not suggesting replacing *the* Robot, but it would be nice to see the Canadian version appearing on merchandise, say as a small logo on a shirt, or on a new badge. I would certainly have made this project easier to make... EDIT: I roughed up some versions of my own, with a combination of Inkscape and an oooold copy of Photoshop.

Posted by Kiteman 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Robotic Girlfriend

Japanese marketers are targeting "lonely adult men" with their newest development: a robotic girlfriend. Reminds me of this, a product from a few years back.[ Link] via Neatorama

Posted by joshf 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Robotic Snakes on a...

Pretty soon the TSA will have a new threat to deal with...Robotic Snakes On A Plane! They can climb up walls, stairs, go snooping for people, get through a chainlinked fence, they're pretty much unstoppable. But most impressively is the snake from Hirose Labs in Japan, it's pictured below, and that mofo can actually swim.It's beautiful, and amazing to watch this biologically inspired robot move, check it out: Clearly these robots are going to be very agile and useful, some researcher used his to walk the ring down the isle at his wedding... creepy? Yes. Awesome.... also yes. Let's see how many uses of robotic snakes you can come up with! Go:

Posted by lamedust 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Robotics Aspirant

Hello Great Mind. I am interested in Robotics but I don't know where to start. I think I will be needing an instructor, too. I really need your help and advice.

Posted by LoloN1 2 months ago  |  last reply 2 months ago

Robot Cake

Saturday, my parents and friends threw me a surprise birthday party! And if that wasn't cool enough, my mom had made the cake look like Robot. Chocolate and vanilla cake, licorice, Rolos, cinnamon rolls, Snickers bars, and Sugar Babies. Yum!(Its black and white because she based it off of my memopad)

Posted by rogers236 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Roboball robot

I want to build a roboball bot out of a NXT set and $30. I have no clue how to start. I can build a base. But tracking and other things are getting in my way. Any ideas?

Posted by ry25920 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

bird robot

I am building a bird robot and would like to know who builds an audio producing device so that when the bird opens its mouth noise is produced,the wider the mouth opens the louder the noise. thank you Ron

Posted by ronalddevermann 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Robot Competitions?

I'm thinking about building a battlebot (ant/beetle weight)but I'm not sure if there are any competitions near me. I live near the San Francisco Bay area, if you know any competitions please tell me!!!  The date right now is June 16, 2012

Posted by Xthinker 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

FIRST Robotics

I am wondering whether anyone else is involved First Robotics. If you are, go ahead and talk about your various thoughts, ideas, etc. If your aren't, then I encourage you to come to one of our competitions to see what First is all about. Check out to learn more and look at the event calender for FRC to check for any and all upcoming events. Also, I'm going to try adding a group for FIRST but if someone already has please notify me.

Posted by Mr. Holmes 8 years ago


I would like to know how i can build a sensor...that detects moving objects.,which DO NOT make any CONTACT at all with the sensor......PLEASE HELP!!!!!!! and FAST!!

Posted by spaceboy_ram 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Kids Robotics

I want to work with my daughter to build a fun robot but it seems like there are some many choices out there for platforms, controllers, software etc. I think I'm leaning towards a platform from DFrobot.;=37_111&product;_id=97#.VaL4sZNVhBc And an Arduino based controller like this,;=35_104&product;_id=1176#.VaL45pNVhBc To control and make it move I'm thinking that Ardublock could be a good choice. I'm curious if this community has any thoughts on my choices... or alternative ideas. Thanks, Phil

Posted by filthyPhil 3 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Robotic Biomimicry

Reading up a bit, I came across this, and thought I would like to try do something like that, but a spider. It's a "robo roach", a RObotic Autonomous Crawling Hexapod, or ROACH. Bio mimicry is starting to become a leading factor in robots for use in the field. Biomimicry itself is quite amazing the way it uses what works in nature to, well, work! Although there's something interesting about this cockroach, by the way it's made. It uses a simple bi-axial movement principal to keep things simple and cheap. They have a download link for the episode, just go to and zoom forward to 12:25 and watch it. I'd recommend it, it's quite interesting. Would any one have any information about this? I'd love to try make a robot that's based on an animal, preferably small, but there aren't many details any where. I'd like to hear your ideas about this biomimicry, what would you make and what would you use it for?

Posted by Kryptonite 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Robot troubles.

I am trying to build a mini-sumo edgebot, as featured in Junkbots, Bugbots and Bots on Wheels. Below is a quick scan of the schematic I'm following. It is supposed to drive forwards until the edge sensor closes, at which point it will reverse and turn before carrying on.Trouble is, it doesn't work.The symptoms:I have breadboarded the circuit, and when I connect the battery, it runs. But when I make the connection to simulate the edge sensor, both motors kick into reverse, but only for a fraction of a second, and then never again - further touches of the edge sensor elicit no reaction at all.When I disconnect the battery, and trip the sensor, the LEDs light and the relays click, showing that the capacitor is still charged.The only things in the breadboard not to "spec" are the motors - I haven't bought my intended motors yet, so I am trialling with a pair of un-geared 3V motors (these are the motors I intend to buy: item number 5855781458 )How can I fix it so that it will react to the edge more than once in a combat?

Posted by Kiteman 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

what type of robot should i build my gf?

I want to build my gf a robot. what should i do?

Asked by wamj 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

how do you make a robot hand?

Plz help me make robot hands

Asked by costume.designs 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

robotics projects using arduino .please send me titles?

Hi frds,i need robotics project titles using arduino board.please send me url or some titles

Asked by sundaraec 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

What are the courses required to do so as to make a Robot?????

(Note Dat i'm just a 1st yr student in VIT ECE branch.......Plz sought me sum help.....)!!!!!!!

Asked by Aritra Mukherjee 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How To make a Robot that comes to you by pressing a button?

Hi Guys, I was wondering if anyone one out there could help me.  I have an idea for a house hold robotic drink dispenser using Arduino. I want to create it so that when you press a control button it comes to your location without hitting walls and furniture. I was thinking using some form of IR transmitter but have no idea how to go about the tracking part. If someone could help me with how I could go about it and the coding it would be awesome Thanks 

Asked by Joel Spiteir 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

sir please once more explain how to prepare the motor in 'No-Solder, Funny Robot in Minutes'?

Sir i searched in instructable website simple and cheap robot . then i opened no solder,very funny robot in minutes' but there was a problem in preparing the motor so please explain it once more

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Can I make a Humanoid robot from the parts of a electric RC helicopter that I can't fly?

I've tried to fly my helicopter but can't. I would like to build a humanoid robot from all the servos, I need a plan.

Asked by SkullQueen 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

how can i make a robot out of cork?

 i wanna make a REALLY cool robot out of a piece of cork....can someone pleas help!?

Asked by artisadrug 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

is there an interactive programming language like matlab or labview which can be used to program microcontrollers ?

Thing is... i hav a gr8 interest in robotics and automation... n i am pretty good in matlab and labview... but these are applications for developing and modelling control systems... so is there an application which can help me control robots interactively?????????????

Asked by ravimaiden 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

how to build a four legged robo for climbing a ladder??

I want to build a 4 legged manually controlled robot for a college competition which can climb a ladder which is placed at an angle of 90 degrees from the ground.and the robot must be of size 400mm X 400mm X 350mm .... please help me......

Asked by pravy 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Hey anyone knows how to build a working transformers robot ?

I have seen a transformers model in this site but i want to make it work , please let me know how to build it.

Asked by Dustan 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

is hookup wire the same as electric wire? Answered

Asked by RobotBoy740 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How do I make this circuit wireless?

I am trying to build a sumo bot for a class project, but how do I make it wireless. I have a wiring diagram for the robot wired to the controller, but I need it wireless. I can add additional power sources and necessary components if needed.

Asked by DylanS4 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

can someone help me to select mini controll system project?

Asked by fizamurtaza 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

how to make an electric car?

I want to know the procedures and materials needed in making a remote control car

Asked by ntee_spear 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

because laser are high intensity so that they are not in infrered

Because laser are high intensity so that they are not in infrered

Asked by sujith rojanala 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago