Light and obstacle detecting bot using arduino

Introduction For our ECSP project we have made a bot that senses and follows light and at the same time avoids obstacles. Rationale We wanted some hands on experience in using microcontrollers and electronics in general . Using a combination of light and distance sensors seemed like a strong combination and a good learning oppurtunity. Hardware Components used:- 1)L293D motor driver 2)IC 7805 voltage regula ...

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SPROT, my SimPleROboT using arduino

in this instructable i will show you how to make a very simple robot, using an arduino. this robot could be the base for a wide range of projects, i am planning on adding LDRs to mine so it can seek put light and also follow a line. it uses a small shield I made out of a piece of stripboard on the arduino so i can easily remove it from this robot and use it in other projects.  this also means that there is ...

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Make a Fire Breathing Animetronic Pony from FurReal Butterscotch or S’Mores usnig arduino

For Maker Faire Detroit 2011, I displayed a hack I made to a FurReal Friends Butterscotch Pony. My fellow LVL1 Hackers and I had taken control of the motor control system of the toy and added a flame thrower to it.  It seemed to go over really well with the crowd, so I am putting up the information for anyone to make there own.  It was a blast to make and I hope everyone has as much fun remaking it.  Just r ...

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Wendell the Robot using arduino

What follows is my proposed design for a robot. A robot with a simple design, that is easy to share and change.  A robot you can build with a hand saw or a laser cutter; from cardboard or karbonite.  A robot you can share; and change.  This is your robot. A for the people.  A robot born in the dreams of the 1980's and realized today.  A robot your children and your children's children will look back on and ...

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Arduino + Compass Module 3-Axis HMC5883L

Background In this blogpost we’re going to deal with the Compass Module 3-Axis HMC5883L from Parallax and how to integrate it into an Arduino. The Compass Module 3-Axis HMC5883L is designed for low-field magnetic sensing with a digital interface. This compact sensor fits into small projects such as UAVs and robot navigation systems. The sensor converts any magnetic field to a differential voltage output on ...

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Introducing PETBOT: A node.js Telepresence Robot using arduino

It’s a telepresence robot I built for our office, consisting of an iPad mounted on a lightweight chassis powered by an RC car. To operate it, you open up a video chat session with the iPad, then control the robot from your browser using the web interface. PETBOT can see, move, talk, and, like any startup employee, play foosball. Or at least try to. The car is controlled by a radio transmitter wired to a Ras ...

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Rocket Brand Studios Medium Tank using arduino

This is the assembly instructions for the Medium Tank from Rocket Brand Studios. This is a great little robot kit, and can be purchased as a complete kit or as a rolling chassis, ready for the micro controller of your choice --Arudino Uno, Duemilanove, Picaxe 28 board, or Gadget Gangster Propeller Board. The Medium Tank comes in lots of super-duper colors (and colours!) so be sure to stop by the website to ...

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Sugru + Servos = Robot using arduino

Build a robot using a bag of Sugru and 5 mini-servo motors. Motivation:Build a robot using very few parts and very cheap servo motors. Steps: Parts list  Build Wire Program Play! Outcomes of this project: Robot with 5 joints Arduino Code which is expandable Control and wiring setup Step 1: Parts Parts used: 5 mini hobby servo motors -- 9 Gram Micro-servos about 8 packets of Sugru -- or one big puch Arduino ...

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How to convert (almost) any 27 or 49 MHz RC Car into a Robotic car using arduino controller

I am teaching a robotics course in my kids high school (Rambam Mesivta in Lawrence, NY). I was looking for a cost effective way to teach them about the priciples of robotics without spending an arm and a leg, and getting them excited about the prospects of hacking hardware and teach them how to interface to the arduino platform. We studied H-Bridges made using  trasistors and switches, but there was somethi ...

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Rocket Brand Studios Tiny Tank using arduino

This is the assembly instructions for the Tiny Tank from Rocket Brand Studios. This is a great little robot kit, and can be purchased as a complete kit or as a rolling chassis, ready for the micro controller of your choice --Arudino Uno, Duemilanove and Nano, Picaxe 28 board, or Gadget Gangster Propeller Board. The Tiny Tank comes in lots of super-duper colors (and colours!) so be sure to stop by the websit ...

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The IKEA Robot Lamp using arduino

Welcome to the SM-1 project from ArduinoArts.com! (A.K.A as the Annoying IKEA Lamp) We are proud to introduce you to the SM-1 project (aka the Annoying IKEA lamp), as part of the Toy hacking contest from the SeeedStudio.com friends. The project consists in modifying an IKEA 5€ lamp and adding it some sensors, lights, sound and movement to make it more fun. (even that we have made a few other hacks to this s ...

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The Versatile Arduino Robot using arduino

This is my first arduino robot, and I am quite happy with the outcome. What I came up with is a robot that with modifications can do just about anything in the realm of small arduino robots. The electronics are very simple. You only need an H bridge, and a simple setup for the sensor that you are using (in this case the QRD-1114 infrared reflective sensor). The chassis is also very simple. implementing the ...

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