Category Archives: robots

Need an opensource electronics project, check codemade.io first

Its like a cross between instructables and thingiverse for electronics.  Mostly mod’s to things like arduinos and RPis for electronics. http://lifehacker.com/codemade-is-a-big-collection-of-open-source-electronics-1789750030 sample https://www.codemade.io/search/camera

Posted in Arduino, Cheap, Misc-Life, RaspberryPi, robots | Leave a comment

CHAP: a cheap arm robot

Interesting build  I haven’t dug too much into it, but it looks like a simple and cheap mobile robot arm. CHAP: Low-Cost Tele-Operated Mobile Manipulator main site: https://mobile-chap.github.io/Web/

Posted in Cheap, RaspberryPi, robots | Leave a comment

Neat small robot arm (littelarm 2c)

This arm is small enough that it should be printable on most hobby 3D printers.  Could be a cool project to do with kids. http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Arduino-Robot-Arm-LittleArm-2C/?ALLSTEPS

Posted in Arduino, Cheap, robots, Teaching and Learning | Leave a comment

Simple Stepper Driver

Basically this is a nice write-up on a simple stepper driver with an arduino nano and a EasyDriver board.  Easydrivers are a nice stepper motor controller, but….they are a bit pricy http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Low-Cost-and-Accurate-Stepper-Motor-Driver/?ALLSTEPS

Posted in Arduino, CNC/3D-printing, robots | Leave a comment

Another cool (and simple) robot arm build

This one is a blend of 3D printed parts and pipe.  It looks pretty straight forward to make, and only base for it maybe out of range for a hobby 3D printer to print out.  Oh the thingiverse link is … Continue reading

Posted in Cheap, CNC/3D-printing, Misc-Life, robots | Leave a comment

Two arduino based drawing robots

Two nice builds for robots that can draw. http://www.instructables.com/id/Drawing-Car-Arduino/ http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Drawbot-20/?ALLSTEPS

Posted in Arduino, Misc-Life, robots | Comments Off on Two arduino based drawing robots

Nice build for a Syringe Pump

I like the overall build on this project.  One thing I might do different is maybe cheaper steppers. https://www.drdflo.com/syringe 3D parts here https://hackaday.io/post/5681

Posted in Cheap, robots | Comments Off on Nice build for a Syringe Pump

Wow this is a fancy skittle sorter

This is a pretty fancy looknig sorter, impressive too (fast as well).  Uses 2 atiny’s to control it.  Would I build one…no way too much work involved in this build.  Still a nice build overall. M&Ms and Skittles Sorting Machine … Continue reading

Posted in Arduino, robots | Comments Off on Wow this is a fancy skittle sorter

Cool robot build (servo controller) with Arduino and android app

Nice build, I like the controls the author has for this on his phone. http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Multi-Servo-Motor-Control-Via-Bluetooth-Us/

Posted in Arduino, Cheap, robots | 1 Comment

How to kill off those pesky drones

Basically you take an Raspberry Pi and it makes a wifi connection to the drone and tells it to shut down. Build a Wi-Fi Drone Disabler with Raspberry Pi

Posted in RaspberryPi, robots, Security | Comments Off on How to kill off those pesky drones