Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Some are Mood Beam Autopsy Make an artbot out of a Mood Beam toy. FireFly Project Make a "Jar of Fireflies" using a Picaxe Microcontroller.
Bill and Mark Sherman Make Robots - wayback copy
A two wheeled robot using foam and CDs for the wheels. Shown above is the Front View, Heat Sensor, IR avoidance module and Beeper. More projects are at The Botsmaker Blog.
16F88 3-digit voltmeter
"I wanted to make a simple 3 digit voltmeter for mounting inside a power supply for troubleshooting purposes. Scouting around the internet, I couldn't find anything complete enough to make a meter. So I decided to make my own using Pic Pro basic to program a 16F88 PIC."
Friday, July 11, 2014
The Handy Board - The Cricket Robotics Controller
- can control two motors and can accept two sensors, plus it has an expansion port for additional devices.
- has a built-in infra-red port, so Crickets can communicate with each other.
- is powered by four AA batteries.
- is programmed using "Cricket Logo," a version of the powerful, yet easy-to-learn Logo language.
The Handy Cricket is a tiny robotics controller is much smaller than the Handy Board, weighing only a few ounces.
You can control motors and lights with the Cricket. The Cricket can receive information from sensors, like touch sensors and light sensors. Crickets can “talk” to each other, sending messages with infrared (IR) light. People have used Crickets to build little robots, animated rocking horses, automatic gift boxes, and other personal animated toys.
People have used Crickets to collect a bunch of temperature readings and look at them later. Crickets were developed at a major research university and now they are available to the public.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Ethernet Networking itself is complex, A self healing, hack proof and plug-play Wireless Router has to be the first step to make safe robots.
Just imagine a Wireless Router or even a Internet Router as easy to tune as a FM radio, no entering numbers, no admin with browser. Just keep it in a room and all gadgets and computers form a fuzzy network, all by themselves. The very idea of technology is to make things simple, cost-effective and efficient.
The real need of robots now is to avoid Humans in Hazardous Environment. Right from Outer Space to working in a Plant with Toxic Chemical Gases, Even machinery and equipment that injures the limbs or damages the eyes.
Virtualization in Robotics -
If workers can wear a coat of sensors with force feedback actuators, they can control a semi-automatic robot in Real-Time. This enables a worker to navigate a robot into a hazardous environment, perform an upgrade or make repairs. An accident or mishap will damage the robot and it can be easily rebuilt or maintained.
The robot is automatic and will have reflexes defined by software. The wireless networking will connect the Robot mechanically to a human in a safe enclosure. This makes the Worker present virtually inside the Robot, because he is connected by optical, aural and mechanical-muscle feedback-sensors. This will create Virtual Anthropomorphic Robots for Industrial use and may help to finally develop Fuzzy Robots or Androids, which is still in the relm of science fiction.
Related Reading -
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Makerbot - 3D Mechanical Prototype Synthesis
Makerbot is an open source robot that helps people make robots that make things.
"The only fear is that it can Replicate itself" - Ananth ....When i had posted first..
MakerBot Industries is a Brooklyn, New York-based company founded in January 2009 by Bre Pettis, Adam Mayer, and Zach "Hoeken" Smith producing 3D printers. MakerBot builds on the early progress of the RepRap Project. - 2013 updated
Saturday, August 22, 2009
MakingThings provides software and electronics tools for people who create projects that interact with the physical world. A broad range of people use MakingThings products including artists, designers, students, musicians, hobbyists and engineers.
Using the Make Controller, you can:
- Control motors (stepper, servo, and DC)
- Switch lights
- Monitor Temperature
- Measure Distance
- Detect People
- Sense light
- Control things from your PC
The Make Controller Kit is an open source project - open firmware, schematics, and accompanying software tools. All products can be purchased directly from our online store, and can be shipped worldwide.
TRCY robot combat competition
"This is sponsored by The Robotics Club of Yahoo which is an ecclectic collection of robot haves, have nots and beginners. It runs using the Parallax Basic Stamp II controller on one of my Stamp II boards. The code is one based on the principles of Subsumption Architecture by using finite state machines to simulate a multitasking environment - here's the code. Here is the Subsumption network diagram."
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Robotics Notebook of Chuck McManis
PIC Programming using USB, Ant Weight Speed Contro ller, LCD Diagnostic Console,
Robotics Projects : Index
- Tools for Robots
- The ARBE-ONE Robot
- The High Power Speed Controller
- H-Bridge tutorial
- The Servo Gizmo
Friday, June 19, 2009
"This site contains lots of embedded control and robotics projects that I've developed over the years. Many were featured in past articles in Nuts & Volts magazine, and in my book, Build Your Own Robot! Others were projects that I've shown at various meetings of the Seattle Robotics Society (SRS). And I offer here many powerful tools that I've created for working with the Motorola 68hc11 and 68hc12 microcontrollers." - Karl Lunt