I was faced with the task of ripping c300 CDs, and of course instead of just doing a handful every evening and eventually getting through it, decided to build a robot out of the Lego Mindstorms set which my wife and I received as a wedding present. This is the result.
Dizzy has five different sensors, which are used to sense obstacles, battery voltage, charge, modulated infrared, light and darkness, motion around him and his own motion - he is my first small `bot which really always knows when he is stuck or being picked up.
The following is Instructions for assembling the first generation robot arm that I am developing for the Eyebeam Atelier AiR program as part of an animatronic self-portrait. This arm has 4 degrees-of-freedom (DOF) from the wrist to the shoulder, runs at less than 20 W and is about 12 ounces.
In this article, I'll go over the basic design of the robot RC car. You really just need three things to build the base platform for your robot RC car: programmable microcontroller, cheap RC car, motor control circuit.
LightRover is a robot that can sense and follow light. A user can shine a flashlight at its front and LightRover will respond by following the light source. Its speed is dependent upon the intensity of the light detected. LightRover uses a microcontroller for processing the sensor readings and responds by controlling the motors.
Cricket is an autonomous robot that walks around by moving all six legs using three motors. He avoids objects when touched by the feelers, chirps randomly, and blinks his lights. After touching an obstacle he makes various sounds depending on which feeler sensed the object. All his functions are under control of the on board Stamp II controller.
How to build your own autonomous, self-assembling robots. This project describes every detail of the robots used in our scientific research including all CAD files, source code, assembly, etc. Hopefully everything you would need to reproduce our experiments, or have a fun toy.