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Ard-e: The robot with an Arduino as a brain using microcontroller

Hopefully after reading this instructable you will be able to take your first step into robotics. Ard-e cost about $90 to $130 depending on how much spare electronics you have lying around. The main costs are: Arduino Diecimella- $35 https://www.makershed.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=MKSP1 Bulldozer kit- $31 http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=70104 Servo- $10 I got mine at a local ho ...

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Make a Web Connected Robot (for about $500) (using an Arduino and Netbook)

This Instructable will show you how to build your own Web Connected Robot (using an Arduino micro-controller and Asus eee pc). Why would you want a Web Connected Robot? To play with of course. Drive your robot from across the room or across the country, using nothing more than Skype and a web browser (nothing to install on the controlling computer). After that? Dig into the software & adapt it however y ...

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Arduino R/C Lawnmower (painted) using Atmega168 microcontroller

What this is: This instructable will show you how to make your Arduino into an R/C interface that you can use for just about anything requiring remote control. I will also show you how I built an R/C lawnmower using my Arduino, a cheap R/C transmitter and receiver pair, and a couple of electric-wheelchair motors from Ebay.  I have used this interface to control anything from basic LED's to Bipolar stepper m ...

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Using the iRobot Create’s Command Module with Linux using avr microcontroller

Since iRobot hasn't provided linux users with a way to use the command module, I had to figure it out myself. Don't be intimidated, its not hard at all, really. All you need to do is run a couple of scripts. Lets get started, shall we? Step 1 Get the goods For this tutorial, I'm assuming you have an apt-based package manager. (i.e. you use a Debian derivative, or an Ubuntu derivative) Simply because apt = g ...

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Cellphone Operated Robot Using Microcontrollers

Component Required: IC1 - MT8870 DTMF decoder IC2 - ATmega16 AVR microcontroller IC3 - L293D motor driver IC4 - 74LS04 NOT gate D1 - 1N4007 rectifier diode R1, R2 - 100-kilo-ohm R3 - 330-kilo-ohm R4-R8 - 10-kilo-ohm C1 - 0.47μF ceramic disk C2, C3, C5, C6 - 22pF ceramic disk C4 - 0.1μF ceramic disk XTAL1 - 3.57MHz crystal XTAL2 - 12MHz crystal S1 - Push-to-on switch M1, M2 - 6V, 50-rpm geared DC motor Batt. ...

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Picopter using Microcontroller ATmega128RFA1

Update May 4 2012: I am still working very hard on version 3 of Picopter. The new version's hardware is already done. There are new 3D printed motor holders. I've done some measurements with regards to mass and radio spectrum. I've posted stuff to http://www.frank-zhao.com/picopter_forum/index.php including the new design files, so take a look. Update Feb 24 2012: I did not expect this much response. I've g ...

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Delta Robot using atmega32 micrcontroller

And now for something completely different: A little robotics project for the weekend. The described robot can be build entirely from model making supplies and materials from the hardware store. Also only very few tools are needed. A metal saw, a drill press, a vice and optionally a tap will suffice. And here you can see what you can get: From the model making store you need: 3 Servos  with M3 thread in the ...

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