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 very hard to make the […]
BVarv wrote an instructable detailing the build of his pool playing robot project with Arduino: I redesign the prototype with servos, belts and gears at the points of rotation to add programmable motion. While doing so, I stumble across an easy win. It turns out that the “parked under the table” orientations, and the “perpendicular to […]
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 also because I wanted to […]
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. It is very simple, cheap […]
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 scrambled so keep that in mind. […]
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 latest build for IOT. There’s […]
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 used freecad to design my […]
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 100mAh 3.7V LiPo battery. Project […]
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. The goal of a line […]
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 where the structural layers have […]
Here’s Brian Dorey’s completed project the DIY soldering robot project. We wrote about it previously: The DIY soldering robot which we have been building in our spare time over the past few months is now working and we have been able to solder some test Raspberry Pi expansion board headers with the machine. Project info at […]
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.
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® R – Bearings (part no: […]
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 on Micropython on a VoCore […]
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 after the break.
Here’s a cool VERSABALL Beer Pong robot by Empire Robotics: The core principle behind VERSABALL is the jamming phase transition of granular materials. The green ball is filled with a sand like material. When air is pumped into the ball, the ball softens. The ball is then pushed against the target object. Pulling air out of […]
Here’s a cool hexapod robot that transforms into a ball shape – the MorpHex by Kåre Halvorsen: I’ve done a lot of work on MorpHex lately, both on hardware and software. The two major updates; 24 Starlite RGB LED’s and a Razor 9DOF IMU made a huge difference when it comes to control and precision while rolling and the […]
Two of the guys working on this pass through Shenzhen regularly, no end to the cool stuff going on around here: Play possibilities are endless A pusher bar to clean up your room, or an arm to present a flower to a friend — there are many accessories to give Bo & Yana new capabilities! […]
Gabry295 wrote this Instructable detailing the build of his wireless controlled robotic hand: It consists in an artificial hand controlled by a glove with flex sensors. The artificial hand reproduces the movements of the hand with the control glove. The hand and the glove works both with Arduino. Check out the video after the break.
A bipedal walking robot by Ye Guan: The robot will have a complete compliment of sensors to help it understand its surrounding and its own condition. The current design uses a total of seven sensors. For external obstacle avoidance there is a sonar sensor to detect long range surroundings, and an inferred distance sensor pointed down to detect […]