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RobotX is open source

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

James Bruton writes, "I’ve decided to open-source RobotX so anyone can have a go. I also made some extra foot sensors for the robot in the video below. You can get the CAD and code from my Github." See the full post on XRobots blog. Check out the video after...

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Curiosity Mars Rover

Monday, March 26th, 2018

The Curiosity Mars Rover project from Beatty Robotics: We are excited to share our latest and most ambitious robot, the Curiosity Mars Rover. This is a highly-interactive, 1/10th scale functional replica of the NASA Curiosity Mars Rover. This project was ambitious for us in two main ways: First, we worked...

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DIY robot design

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

A computational abstractions for interactive design of robotic devices by Ruta Desai, Ye Yuan and Stelian Coros from Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute: We present a computational design system that allows novices and experts alike to easily create custom robotic devices. The core of our work consists of a design...

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MeArm Pi – Build your own Raspberry Pi powered robot arm!

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Here’s an interesting open source project on Kickstarter the world's first robot arm kit for the Raspberry Pi, the MeArm Pi: We believe in helping people understand how the world works. With so much development going on in robotics at the moment, now is the perfect time to get to know...

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R2-D2 build

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Bithead942 blogged about his R2-D2 build: To really bring R2-D2 to life, I knew I had to do some great sturff with electronics.  I started with a Taranis X9D controller and a pair of X8R receivers configured for a full 16-channels.  I chose this platform mainly for its versatility, but...

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Tote – Quadruped robot

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Radomir Dopieralski has a nice build log on his quadruped robot - Tote: Tote is a small (fits inside your palm), four-legged, walking robot, with three degrees of freedom per leg, Arduino for its brains and controlled either with a TV remote, or by additional electronics added on top of it....

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Jumping robot leg

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

[embed][/embed] Ben Katz documented his robotic leg project: Here are the python scripts that send serial commands to the motor controllers. Here are the eagle files, gerbers, and BOM for the motor controllers and sensor boards. When I sent the boards to 3PCB, the text the motor controllers got all...

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Dobot: Robotic Arm for everyone, Arduino & Open Source

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Here’s an interesting open source project on Kickstarter the magical robotic arm, Dobot: Designed for DESKTOP. Arduino-powered, 4-axis parallel-mechanism robot arm with High Quality. For makers, educators, and everyone! We are six engineers who built a 4-axis high accuracy, high repeat precision, stepper motor, Arduino-based, desktop robotic arm called Dobot. You...

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Windows 10 IoT core controlling a Raspberry Pi 2 robot

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Windows 10 IoT Core running a Raspberry Pi 2 robot by Scott Hanselman: Starting with a Raspberry Pi 2, walk through the setup instructions here. You do need to have a Windows 10 today to installing Windows 10 IoT Core but at least it's gotten a lot easier with the...

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Mearm forked

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Bajdi's self designed version of the mearm using 3 stepper motors: Since I was not very happy with the original design I decided to make my own version. Goal was to make it much simpler to print, less pieces that don’t need to be so accurate to fit together. I...

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Matchbox car

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Shane has been working on making small robots and made a prototype of a matchbox car,  a robot car that fits inside a matchbox: This build consists of a tiny DC motors ripped from a pair of 9g servos, a h-bridge motor controller, an el-cheapo 8 bit pic and a...

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InLinea01: A PID controlled line following robot build on an ATmega 8

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Davide Gironi made a PID controlled line following robot: InLinea01 is a simple PID controlled line following robot. This is not speed oriented line follower, this is just a prototype I built to experiment with this type or machines, though it can be the first step to build a faster one....

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Miniature machine controlled by heat and electromagnetic fields: TermiNature

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

A Miniature Origami Robot by MIT and TU Munich researchers: The unfolded robot, which is made of a magnet and PVC sandwiched between laser-cut structural layers (polystyrene or paper), weighs just 0.31 g and measures 1.7 cm on a side. Once placed on a heating element, the PVC contracts, and...

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ESP8266 running NodeMCU as a controller

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

jscottb over at LetsMakeRobots writes: My goal for this mini project is to create A simple autonomous rover with just the ESP and NodeMCU. In looking at the specs for node most of the supporting libraries already written. GPIO, PWM and Timer libraries are included in the Lua interpreter. After flashing...

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Foobot, a robot table football game

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Steve of mooplog has been working on a robot table football game called Foobot: My DIY robot table football game, using some super cheap 433mhz radio modules, some AVR microcontrollers (attiny2313 and attiny13) and classic Nintendo and Sega controllers to reignite the console wars... Project info at mooplog site. Check out the video after the break....

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Soldering robot – Head assembly

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Brian Dorey published a new build, a soldering robot project: We have finished the soldering iron element slider system and stepper mount for the new soldering robot project. The soldering iron element slides on a pair or 6mm rails, drylin® accessories, precision aluminium shaft 100mm length (part no: AWMP-06) with drylin®...

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The Bipolar ORD Bot

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

The Bipolar ORD Bot at Buildlog.Net by Barton Dring: This was built and programmed gonzo style in about 2 evenings. The sole purpose is to spark conversation at ORD Camp 2015. The machine uses two polar axes to create the motion. It is running off stock grbl 0.9g on an Arduino. It...

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Modifying a Tower SG90 servo for continuous rotation with potentiometer position sensing, Part 1: Investigation and continuous rotation

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Keith wrote an article on modifying a Tower SG90 servo for continuous rotation with potentiometer position sensing: On its own, the servo takes power, ground, and a position input and moves the shaft within a range of rotation to match the angle requested on its input wire. It has one or more...

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DirtyPCB Pico-Kubik quadruped robot 

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Pico-Kubik, the tinniest quadruped robot with Micropython on board by Radomir Dopieralski: This is the fourth quadruped that I'm building, after Kubik, µKubik, and Nano-Kubik. This one literally fits in the palm of your hand (you can see it next to a LEGO brick on the photo). It's going to run...

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3D printable robot arm

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Andreas Hölldorfer of ChaozLabs has written up documentation on his 3D printable robot arm:  It is inspired by well known industrial robots but 3D printed. The overall goal is to build a nearly entirely printable and cheap robot arm with at least 5 degrees of freedom. Check out the videos...

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