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This Samsung Ballie-inspired spherical robot gets around on a couple of wheels

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — January 3rd, 2022 Back in early 2020, Samsung demonstrated their Ballie robot concept at CES, and although it never got off the ground, it inspired Derek Lieber to create his own version of a gyroscopically stabilized robot that moves with a pair of hemispherical “wheels” on each side. Lieber’s project, which he calls “Ballbot2”, is […]

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Nikodem Bartnik created a powerful robotic chassis using T-Motor AK series actuators and Arduino

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — December 28th, 2021 After attempting to incorporate a few AK80-9 actuators from T-Motor into a robotic arm project, YouTuber Nikodem Bartnik was forced to pivot to a different kind of project: a universal robotic chassis/platform. By using these high-power and high-precision motors, his robot could be both fast and accurate while moving along the floor. Once […]

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Meet RobBob, a 3D-printed robot head that works with an N64 controller

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — November 23rd, 2021 Inspired by a special two-axis mechanism that uses a pair of beveled gears to create panning and tilting motions, maker and YouTuber JBV Creative wanted to integrate it into a larger kinetic sculpture that could move electromechanically while also looking great at the same time. This led to the creation of RobBob, […]

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James Bruton built a robot that moves like an earthworm

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — November 10th, 2021 Self-propelling robots come in a whole host of shapes, sizes, and capabilities, with some being able to fly while other can walk on just a couple or many legs. But YouTuber James Bruton wanted to innovate on this concept even further by designing and building a robot that mimics an earthworm through extending […]

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OMNi is a modular, omnidirectional robot for museum duties

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — October 5th, 2021 Museums allow people to explore topics in history, science, and much more through the use of exhibits that are often comprised of screens or some other interactive medium. Staff are given the role of visiting each one periodically and checking to see if they still work correctly as well […]

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AugLimb is the extra arm you didn’t know you needed

Reading Time: 2 minutes AugLimb is the extra arm you didn’t know you needed Arduino Team — September 24th, 2021 As a maker, you probably have a third hand for your soldering station. They come in handy when you need to hold a component, PCB, solder, and soldering iron all at the same time. But an extra hand would […]

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Flingbot is a robot that flings paint at a canvas to create art

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — September 20th, 2021 Jackson Pollock was famous for his unique style of splattering large blobs of paint across a canvas, and it was this technique that JBV Creative was trying to imitate. But rather than working by hand to painstakingly dip a brush into paint and then flinging it many times over, he wanted […]

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Meet Roamer, a companion robot that charges itself

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — September 4th, 2021 Tiny mobile robots are a blast to use. They are fast, fun, and can even be autonomous. However, they all suffer from a similar issue: batteries, which are notorious for running out of charge quickly when the motors are kept spinning for too long. To address this issue, Mike Rigsby […]

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This overengineered robotic clock will not be underappreciated

Reading Time: < 1 minute Arduino Team — August 17th, 2021 Normally when an inexpensive wall clock stops ticking, you simply buy a new one. However, ‘Developer Hendrik’ decided to bring his broken clock back to life, or some semblance thereof, using a 3D-printed four-axis robot arm dubbed “Serworm Michael.” Under the control of a MKR 1010 WiFi and DYNAMIXEL MKR […]

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This strange robotic fish swims like a lamprey

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — August 12th, 2021 Roboticists often look to nature for inspiration. That makes sense, because animals are very efficient machines, thanks to millions of years of evolution. Even our most sophisticated technology doesn’t come close to matching a common housefly. But we can get closer to mimicking nature at larger scales, as with […]

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This autonomous chess-playing robot will beat its human opponents nearly every time

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — August 8th, 2021 Almost done with his degree in mechanical engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology student Josh Eckels had the inspiration to put what he learned to the test by creating an AI-powered robot that plays chess against a human opponent. The system is essentially a giant cube fashioned from a series of aluminum […]

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Archimedes the AI robot | HackSpace #45

Reading Time: 2 minutes When we saw Alex Glow’s name in the latest issue of HackSpace magazine, we just had to share their project. HackSpace #45 celebrates the best Raspberry Pi builds of all time, and we remembered spotting Alex’s wearable robotic owl familiar back in the day. For those of you yet to have had the pleasure, meet […]

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This Arduino-powered robotic fish swims like the real thing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — July 23rd, 2021 Biomimicry is often used to take the designs that nature has perfected over a period of millions of years and incorporate them into our own technology. One maker who goes by mcp on YouTube took this idea one step further and created a fish that can swim in the water like the actual […]

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An Arduino-powered micro quadruped that fits in the palm of your hand

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — July 20th, 2021 Arduino-powered quadruped robots are quite common projects for hobbyists to build once they are a bit more comfortable with embedded systems. One problem with many of the pre-designed quadruped platforms is that they require a lot of time to assemble owing to their large size. This is what inspired […]