RoboFest Championships - Michigan Yesterday I had the pleasure of going to the RoboFest Competition at Lawrence Technological University (Back in the day, we called it LIT, Lawrence Institute of Technology, but now they have university status). I've been to the RoboFest World Championships there...
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14 May 2017 - 11:39

I have long wanted to take a robot from the 80's and do a conversion on it and bring it to life.

Robie SR. was produced by TOMY of Korea for Radio Shack. TOMY produced a couple different version of the Omnibot.

Robie SR. is one of those version of the Omnibot of the 80's....

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6 May 2017 - 09:21
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Robbie has been a long term project (7 years) mechanically Robbie is complete there will still be upgrades and improvements but overall I'm happy with the design the shoulder gearboxes will be replaced soon with a version that has bearings and magnetic encoders stronger motor drivers but they...

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9 Apr 2017 - 18:41
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Silicon Valley Robotics has launched a Good Robot Design Council with our “5 Laws of Robotics” that are:

Robots should not be designed as weapons. Robots should comply with existing law, including privacy. Robots are products: and as such, should be safe, reliable and not...
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24 Mar 2017 - 09:50

I was going to build the ROFI biped walking robot... started printing the files from Thingiverse and soon found that I was not a fan of the design of the parts... I already ordered servos, so what to do? Then JeffRo showed me a link to a quadruped bot, and he started off building one of his...

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20 Mar 2017 - 23:35
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As this may surprise most of you I recently decided to get my head back in the game for the trinity challenge. I gained inspiration after taking apart my G15 robot kit I got for christmas a while back and I decided to ask one of my friends for asisstance on...

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17 Mar 2017 - 20:50
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I came up with the idea to draw a path for the bot to follow.

Process is as follows:

1) Using the mouse we draw a path on the screen.

2) As the path is drawn the X and Y coordinates are saved into a MDB database.

3) You can then play back the path you have just...

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15 Mar 2017 - 07:19
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Meet Roamer. Roamer is a Quadraped Dog that uses a Windows 8.1 tablet for a brain and has a Logitec HD WebCam for a head. Roamer head is attached to a Pan/Tilt bracket. Servos: 8x MG-996R for legs and 2x S90 for Head Servos controlled using the Veyron Servo Controller I will be posting build...

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26 Feb 2017 - 07:48
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I have been working on this project for a while now, but finally got to printing some of the parts I have designed.

The goal is to make a portable game console from a Raspberry Pi 3 that will have battery power, built-in charger, wifi, audio, possibility for TV connection and a second...

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19 Feb 2017 - 18:03

Hi

Just a small post on a gap cross robot we had to build for a competition at our hackerspace:

I used a PICAXE 08M2 as the brain. I wanted to use a bigger chip like the 14M2 with a lot of sensors to let the robot detect the edges of the gap and count the number of turns on the...

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18 Feb 2017 - 14:03
Finished