Home Automation (or Robot Butler called Geoffrey) – iPhone controlled, arduino based

Being able to control everything from your pocket has long been a dream shared by many. Previously we've had universal remotes that can both control our TVs and radios, then we had wireless wall sockets. Both great things, but how likely is it that you're going to be carrying around those remotes with you everywhere you go? These days almost everyone has a smartphone in their pocket, so why not use that? So ...

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Arduino-Pneumatic Flight Simulator

Hello, my name is Dominick Lee. I am a senior in high school who is also a programmer and inventor. I created the  "LifeBeam Flight Simulator" (name of my project) because I wanted to challenge myself and utilize my software and hardware skills. I was able to successfully plan, build, and run my Flight Simulator after a few months of diligent work. I would like to thank my physics professor, Dr. Bert Pinsky ...

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My Arduino Ping Display Robot

Goals Hello all. I hope to please share a little robot that I have just finished building. There are many Ping Boat, perhaps with a tutorials and display less so without pretension, will illustrate what I could do. I gave myself the goal of realizing a robot that avoids obstacles, hence the use of Ping, who had more autonomy (and less hassle to reload always stylus) and displayed on a LCD display the distan ...

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TankWars: A Physical Video Game using Arduino

This instructable will show the game TankWars, a web based game played on an iPad that drives a real robot tank to fire lasers at a robot. When you hit the robot target, the game is updated. The tank and the target are Arduino's equipped with RN-XV WiFly modules, the iPad is using a PHP page to send commands to the tank and read the status of the target. Robots, tanks and lasers, what more do you need? This ...

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PEZ Robo Dispenser Using Arduino

I was strolling down the candy aisle at the supermarket and there it was:  the PEZ dispenser, conjuring up sweet (literally) childhood memories served up by my favorite cartoon characters in squarish sugary pellets.  Then, all of a sudden, an LED went off in my head.  PEZ meets Arduino. In this age of over-automation,  where robots do everything short of scratching nostrils, I figured that my sugar-dispensi ...

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Modifying a Robot Arm using Arduino

Essentially another tutorial involving controlling DC motors. In this post I’m going to first alter a robot arm I had built previously from a beginners kit so that it can be controlled from Arduino. Then I’m going to write a series of posts on different ways to control the robot arm using Processing and other things. You should be able to use all of what I write for work with other toys and motors. To start ...

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Tree Climbing Robot using Arduino

After I got comfortable programming and building with an Arduino, I used my newly acquire microcontroller skills to build a robot.  Using a microcontroller, four high-torque DC gear motors, spiked legs, a linear actuator, rotation sensors, and 3 L298 H-bridge circuits, this robot can climb up trees of varying diameter.  The very long build log follows. I started out by creating a basic design in Sketchup. T ...

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How to make a XY-plotter with Makeblock

Last month, I made a XY-plotter by Makeblock and use it to built a Drawing Robot. This Drawing Robot was built with two Linear Motion Shaft D8x480mm, two Long Beam0824, the timing belt, two stepper motors, two stepper motor driver, and a micro-controller Arduino.  You can send a picture from the phone or you can take a picture by the phone and then send it to the robot by Bluetooth. After that the robot wil ...

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DIY Robotic Hand Controlled by a Glove and Arduino

This project idea came to me when I was sitting on a bed on a hotel room on vacation. I thought: "It'd be really neat to have a robotic hand that I can control with my own hand!" Upon returning home, I embarked upon a journey to design and create the project. I hope you enjoy! The basic components of the hand and glove are the hand itself, the servos, the Arduino, the glove, and the flex sensors. The glove ...

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How to make a Ball Balancing Robot

Last year, I have made this ball balancing robot.It can stand on a ball stable by the balance system of itself. There is only one connect point between the robot and the ground, so it is more flexible than the traditional wheeled robot. It can move to any directions without turn. For the traditional wheeled robot when its center of gravity is too high it may fall down, but by using this robot the problem wi ...

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Wally – IR Detection Robot using Arduino

My First ever Robot. It tracks objects using Infra-red sensors, and has basic AI that follows and avoid objects. I will describe the how I made this robot, and upload some videos. Version 1 (16 Dec 2011): —————–The components used ———————- I actually planned this robot before making it. I didn’t use all the parts expected. here http://blog.oscarliang.net/ir-… I only used these compenents: Arduino 2 x Servo ...

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How to Make a Makeblock Music Robot with the Music Robot Kit(NEW)

Makeblock is an aluminum extrusion based construction system that provides an integrated solution for aspects of mechanics, electronics and software design. With Makeblock you can make professional robots, toy machines or even art-ware. It's super easy-to-use and helps bring your creations to life. The only limit is your imagination. For more information, please visit Makeblock website here. The Music Robot ...

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