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This archery robot always hits the target

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — June 14th, 2021 Both archery and robotics are extremely fun, but what happens when you combine the two? In Kamal Carter’s case, he constructed his own autonomous robotic archery system that can not only acquire and aim at targets, but even draw back the bow and fire an arrow all on its own. The project features […]

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DIY Perseverance rover replica looks and moves like NASA’s

Reading Time: 2 minutes DIY Perseverance rover replica looks and moves like NASA’s Arduino Team — June 7th, 2021 Merely looking at the latest Mars rover, Perseverance, will make almost any nerd giddy with excitement over the amount of cool tech that’s crammed into the vehicle before it gets shot into space. This feeling is what probably inspired Dejan […]

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James Bruton’s robot uses three ball-shaped wheels to move in any direction

Reading Time: 2 minutes James Bruton’s robot uses three ball-shaped wheels to move in any direction Arduino Team — June 5th, 2021 Wheeled robots normally have wheels that move in a single axis and steer by using either differential speeds or by pivoting some kind of guide wheel. However, this leads to some drawbacks, the most obvious being an […]

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Say hi to HuggieBot 2.0, a robot that knows when to hug and when to let go

Reading Time: < 1 minute Say hi to HuggieBot 2.0, a robot that knows when to hug and when to let go Arduino Team — February 16th, 2021 Do you need a hug? Are friends and family not around? As seen here, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) and ETH Zürich may have just the solution in the […]

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3D-printed mobile robot platform based on the Arduino Due

Reading Time: 2 minutes 3D-printed mobile robot platform based on the Arduino Due Arduino Team — January 19th, 2021 Although an Arduino can be a great way to provide computing power for a mobile robot platform, you’ll need a variety of other electronics and mechanical components to get it going. In his write-up, computer science student Niels Post outlines how […]

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Let this robotic system sort your LEGO bricks for you

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you don’t enjoy sorting LEGO, you will be pleased to know that students at Bruface – or the Brussels Faculty of Engineering in Belgium – are working on an automated machine to do it for you! The team’s prototype device detects brick colors on a conveyor belt and picks them up via a gantry-style […]

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RobotSculptor uses a six-axis robot arm to sculpt clay models

Reading Time: < 1 minute RobotSculptor uses a six-axis robot arm to sculpt clay models Arduino Team — December 3rd, 2020 Robotic fabrication techniques such as 3D printing enable you to make a copy of a wide variety of items. Actually sculpting something out of clay, however, remains a largely human pursuit. One might also miss the individual style of […]

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Creating a continuum tentacle-like robot with Arduino

Reading Time: < 1 minute Creating a continuum tentacle-like robot with Arduino Arduino Team — November 30th, 2020 Continuum robots — which look like a tentacle or perhaps an elephant’s trunk — use a series of linkage sections and internal tendons to move both horizontally and vertically. While they may seem quite exotic, in the video below element14 Presents’ DJ […]

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This Arduino-powered robot is like a Roomba with a paintbrush

Reading Time: 2 minutes This Arduino-powered robot is like a Roomba with a paintbrush Arduino Team — November 16th, 2020 Can robots paint? More specifically, can they create art? The second question is, of course, open for debate, but Technovation’s robotic build shows that they can indeed wield a paintbrush. The device, shaped vaguely like a Roomba vacuum cleaner, […]

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Hire Raspberry Pi as a robot sous-chef in your kitchen

Reading Time: 3 minutes Design Engineering student Ben Cobley has created a Raspberry Pi–powered sous-chef that automates the easier pan-cooking tasks so the head chef can focus on culinary creativity. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4utRCyo5C4?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] Ben named his invention OnionBot, as the idea came to him when looking for an automated way to perfectly soften onions in a pan while he got […]

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Transform a pile of clothing into the robot of your nightmares

Reading Time: 2 minutes Transform a pile of clothing into the robot of your nightmares Arduino Team — October 26th, 2020 While whatever you heard bump in the night was probably nothing to be concerned about, if you see a suspicious blob of clothing on the floor, you might give it another look. Although not particularly dangerous, YouTuber “Sciencish” has […]

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DIY quadruped robot brought to life for under $60

Reading Time: 2 minutes DIY quadruped robot brought to life for under $60 Arduino Team — October 10th, 2020 Animals like dogs, cats, raccoons, rhinoceroses, and many more get around on four legs. To help imitate this natural phenomenon, maker “Technovation” decided to create a low-cost quadruped robot using 12 servo motors and a variety of 3D-printed and laser-cut […]

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This Arduino-controlled soft robot gets around like an earthworm

Reading Time: < 1 minute This Arduino-controlled soft robot gets around like an earthworm Arduino Team — September 28th, 2020 After studying the way a worm wiggles, Nicholas Lauer decided to create his own soft robotic version. What he came up with uses an Arduino Uno for control, inflating six 3D-printed segments sequentially to order to generate peristaltic motion for […]

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KAUDA is a low-cost, highly-efficient robotic arm

Reading Time: < 1 minute KAUDA is a low-cost, highly-efficient robotic arm Arduino Team — September 16th, 2020 Would you like your own industrial robot arm, but don’t have tens of thousands of dollars to spend? You could instead build Giovanni Lerda’s KAUDA, a five-axis device that uses under 800g of PLA, an Arduino Mega, and other off-the-shelf parts. KAUDA […]