Category Archives: robots

Cool robot arm build

The build is pretty neat, the author posted up STL for 3D printing the arm out, even thought it was laser cut.  Looks like you can convert it either way. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2899185

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Print out your own tank treads

Cool idea. Me, I think I will just buy them since the amount of time to print out each tread could take my printer for ever. 3D Printed Tank Tracks

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Nothing like a full sized RC car

The author basically put a remote controller into a car and drove it around.  The car cost him $300 and total cost is around 2K for the build http://www.instructables.com/id/Full-Size-RC-Car/

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Build a screw based RC

I actually have a bought one like this.  Its a nice build to go over snow and stuck (and sand in this case). https://hackaday.com/2018/02/25/screw-drive-tank-is-radio-controlled-3d-printed/

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A simple water sentry

This is funny.  The author needed to get rid of some pesty deer eating his roses.  So he built a water blaster sentry (attached to hose for water ammo) to track and guard them.  I am surprised he didn’t used … Continue reading

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A hockey puck drone

This is a pretty neat looking drone.  Seems to move pretty slow and fluid.  Its made by Cleo Robotics.  Its still a prototype right now, and no word on cost. https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/drones/cleo-robotics-demonstrates-uniquely-clever-ducted-fan-drone?utm_source=feedburner-robotics&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IeeeSpectrumRobotics+%28IEEE+Spectrum%3A+Robotics%29

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Make a laser fighter pointer

Basically this is a sock-n like game build.  I like the build overall since the 3D prints are pretty simple and could be good for automating a laser pointer https://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Fighting-Robot/

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Interesting build for an automated light switch (bluetooth)

I like the build.  But…not so sure I would use Bluetooth, maybe use an ESP and get wifi instead.  I like Wemo switches but they are sometimes hard to fit in older light boxes, and this could be cheaper too.  … Continue reading

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Cool Robot hands you can print out…or for under $10, buy

Nice robot hand designs.  Pretty simple and straight forward.  but if you don’t want to tie up your 3D printer, you can buy them in a kit from robotshop.com http://www.robotshop.com/letsmakerobots/parallel-mini-gripper-project

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This may change things with using Teensy over Arduino UNO’s to drive motors

One of the reasons the mini like arduinos havent picked up a lot on motor control is cause they are great for one motor at a time, but multiples, not so much .  The author has written a library to … Continue reading

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