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UPDATE sept 29, video added, one leg moving. I also worked on the looks of my design. Instead of renaming 'bug' to 'bee' (because it looked a bit like that) I … Read more
UPDATE 29-SEP 2014 I'm well into programming the robot and enjoying the excitement of getting to grips with the almost finished robot. I thought I'd post an update … Read more
App controlled using arduino uno, android
The robot will think using a cheap smartphone(<80€) and use gps, accellerometer and compass data from the phone to command arduino through bluetooth or host … Read more
It's now over 18 months since the first BOB appeared strutting across K120189's worktop and I still haven't made one so I'm going to remedy that.  However, now … Read more
Assists Boy Scouts with Camping Activities
Using a
ScoutBot 1402 is a Robot Designed to take camping with Boy Scout Troop 1402. It is a rather large and heavy Robot, it stands about 5 feet tall, and weighs in at … Read more
Obastacle avoidance
First Robot Build. Vinny was salvaged from an RC car truck that I bought from the Goodwill for $1.99. Read more
This guy is curious and will explore its surroundings. Equipped with GPS, compass, cameras, ultrasonic sensors, infrared distance sensors, sound, light, pressure, temperature, humidity.... it wants to explore.
This is my robot "Earth Explorer One". My inspiration are the Mars explorer robots and after many years of wanting to build one, I've finally started. Now I would … Read more
Telepresence. Human/Computer interaction (speech, movement). Autonomous mode using A* in a controlled environment.
Using a
Upate 09/28/2014 Having issues with my Dynamixels on the head/neck, so I'm moving on to other stuff while I'm waiting for a USB2AX to arrive.  A couple weeks … Read more
capable of moving forward, reverse left and right using single motor
28 Sep 2014 Mechanism and video update: 1st video : Description and Mechanism 2nd video: Full working order 3rd video: Testing with battery Read more
Prowlerbot is designed around a BeagleBone Black as the primary behavior control system and several sub controllers to handle hard real-time work. The Beagle's … Read more
Science, Technology, Engineering, (Art) and Math (STEM / STEAM) curriculum is gaining momentum in K-12 education. It's exciting to see so many new makers and … Read more
This is a hexapod I've been working on for a while. It's a kit from Paul K. The hexapod uses HobyKing HXT900 servos. I was able to get the robot to successfully … Read more
ok so this is the stalled K9 mark Pom, I have a Cubie Truck3 for the main brain so I can run the ROS on it. and that is where it stalled lol I have 4 vex omni … Read more
     Well... for a long time I wanted to build a quadruped robot. And... you guys may have seen in some of my videos that I have many dogs at my home (precisely … Read more
24 Sep 2014 Update: Project still going... Some parts have arrived, still waiting on other parts... and some will be ordered soon. Latest Blog Entry (19 Aug 2014): … Read more

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UPDATE sept 29, video added, one leg moving. I also worked on the looks of my design. Instead of renaming 'bug' to 'bee' (because it looked a bit like that) I … Read more
It's now over 18 months since the first BOB appeared strutting across K120189's worktop and I still haven't made one so I'm going to remedy that.  However, now … Read more
UPDATE 29-SEP 2014 I'm well into programming the robot and enjoying the excitement of getting to grips with the almost finished robot. I thought I'd post an update … Read more
     Well... for a long time I wanted to build a quadruped robot. And... you guys may have seen in some of my videos that I have many dogs at my home (precisely … Read more
Prowlerbot is designed around a BeagleBone Black as the primary behavior control system and several sub controllers to handle hard real-time work. The Beagle's … Read more
Stays there, soaking the sun rays. Buzzes angrily once in a while.
The other guy that came out of my little building session on that weekend. I wanted to make a solar roller but somehow the motors I had were unable to push even … Read more

Mars Rovers and you

Recently, I posted blog comparing the computers used for the Apollo moon missions to an Arduino.  The Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) was considerably less powerful than an Arduino.  Continuing along that line, I started investigating other computers used for space exploration.  Since the mars rovers are popular among robot builders, and often the source of inspiration and goals, I decided to take a look at those.  The results are rather interesting.