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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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Beer Pong robot

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

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...

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MeArm – Pocket sized industrial robotics for everybody

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Here’s an interesting open source project on Kickstarter the MeArm, a pocket size robot Arm by Benjamin Gray: Low cost, easy to build and simple to control, MeArm is designed to make learning with robotics accessible for everyone. MeArm is a pocket size robot arm. It was conceived to make...

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Piccolo, a pocket sized open source CNC-bot

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Piccolo, a pocket-sized stand-alone CNC platform from DiatomStudio: Using laser-cutting, off-the-shelf hardware and Arduino, you can make your own simple 3 axis robot. Attach a brush or pen to make a quick drawing robot, or extend Piccolo with sensors, custom toolheads, or by using multiple Piccolos together. Experiment with 2D or...

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RUFS, an open source Arduino based robotic farm

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Paul Langdon over at BLT Robotics wrote in to let us know about a cool open source project the vertical hydroponic farm, an instructables here: We call our project RUFS, for Robotic Urban Farm System A vertical hydroponic garden -Allowing for high density yields and shorter growth cycles -Reducing resource consumption -...

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Swimming robotic micro-scallop

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Prof. Peer Fischer and his team at Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, Germany have developed a tiny robotic scallops that can swim through blood and eyeball fluid to fix damaged cells: For years now, scientists have been trying to develop microscopic robots that can swim through bodily fluids and repair damaged cells...

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OpenSprinkler Firmware 2.1.0 released

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Ray Wang from RaysHobby announces the release of OpenSprinkler Firmware 2.1.0. OpenSprinkler is an open-source, Arduino-based, web-connected sprinkler controller. This new firmware is a major upgrade that introduces a number of new features, including automatic weather-based watering adjustment (using real-time data from, timezone and DST detection, logging, and a...

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MorpHex MKIII, the transforming robot

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

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...

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