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Say hi to Sourino, a robotic mouse for kitties (and kiddos)

Reading Time: < 1 minute Say hi to Sourino, a robotic mouse for kitties (and kiddos) Arduino Team — September 2nd, 2020 Sourino — which comes from the French word for mouse, “souris,” plus Arduino — is a small robot by 11-year-old maker Electrocat, meant to entertain kitties and kids alike. The device features a 3D-printed body roughly shaped like […]

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GorillaBot, an eight-servo racing quadruped

Reading Time: < 1 minute GorillaBot, an eight-servo racing quadruped Arduino Team — September 1st, 2020 La Toulouse Robot Race is an annual racing event held in Toulouse, France, which includes a 10-meter autonomous sprint for multi-legged robots. The current record for quadrupeds is 42 seconds, so Sebastian Coddington decided to construct a robot in hopes of taking the category at […]

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This air hockey robot never loses

Reading Time: < 1 minute This air hockey robot never loses Arduino Team — August 18th, 2020 Air hockey is normally a two-player affair, but not for this student-built robot. The table features a designated human goal with a touchscreen GUI for settings and control. The second goal is guarded by an autonomous striker, attached to a pair of steppers […]

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Build a Raspberry Pi robot buggy with your kids

Reading Time: < 1 minute [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrxqaF1ZHOA?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] Join us for Digital Making at Home: this week, young people can build a Raspberry Pi robot buggy with us! Through Digital Making at Home, we invite kids all over the world to code and make along with us and our new videos every week. So get your Raspberry Pi, wheels, wires, and […]

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Arduino-controlled robot arm is ready to play you in a game of chess

Reading Time: < 1 minute Arduino-controlled robot arm is ready to play you in a game of chess Arduino Team — August 15th, 2020 If you’re tired of playing chess on a screen, then perhaps you could create a robotic opponent like Instructables user Michalsky. The augmented board runs micro-Max source code, enabling chess logic to be executed on an Arduino Mega […]

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mOLOID is a pet like no other

Reading Time: 2 minutes mOLOID is a pet like no other Arduino Team — August 4th, 2020 As a part of their masters program at the University of Stuttgart, Jan Ingo Haller and Lorin Samija created a robotic pet that moves in a manner that may not be immediately evident. With the internals obscured by a cloth covering, the moving […]

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Recreating Rosie the Robot with a MKR ZERO

Reading Time: < 1 minute Recreating Rosie the Robot with a MKR ZERO Arduino Team — August 3rd, 2020 While 2020 may seem like a very futuristic year, we still don’t have robotic maids like the Jetsons’ Rosie the Robot. For his latest element14 Presents project, DJ Harrigan decided to create such a bot as a sort of animatronic character, using an […]

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Auto-blow bubbles with a Raspberry Pi-powered froggy

Reading Time: 2 minutes 8 Bits and a Byte created this automatic bubble machine, which is powered and controlled by a Raspberry Pi and can be switched on via the internet by fans of robots and/or bubbles. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mp7LrYoTGsY?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] They chose a froggy-shaped bubble machine, but you can repurpose whichever type you desire; it’s just easier to adapt a […]

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This Arduino-powered machine folds your shirts at the push of a button

Reading Time: < 1 minute This Arduino-powered machine folds your shirts at the push of a button Arduino Team — July 21st, 2020 Inspired by an old FlipFold TV ad, YouTuber Ty Palowski decided to make his own automated shirt folding machine. Palowski’s device is made in four folding sections, which lie flat to accept the unfolded piece of laundry. […]

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Painting robot with ‘twin’ control scheme

Reading Time: 2 minutes Painting robot with ‘twin’ control scheme Arduino Team — July 16th, 2020 For a class project, University of Stuttgart students Ekin Sila Sahin, Lior Skoury, and Simon Treml came up with a unique painting robot named the Physical Twin. The Physical Twin travels on a three-wheeled chassis and mounts a four-axis arm with a brush. An operator […]

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Meet MrK_Blockvader, a little mobile robot that’s lots of fun

Reading Time: < 1 minute One of the simplest ways to make a mobile robot involves differential steering, where two wheels move at different speeds as needed to turn and a ball caster keeps it from tipping over. The MrK_Blockvader is an excellent take on this type of bot — demonstrated in the first clip below — featuring a nice blocky body […]

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Robotic cornhole board guarantees three points every time

Reading Time: < 1 minute Robotic cornhole board guarantees three points every time Arduino Team — July 8th, 2020 You may have seen Mark Rober’s automated dartboard or Stuff Made Here’s backboard, which use advanced engineering to create apparatuses that ensure you “can’t miss.” Now that summer is in full swing, what about a robotic cornhole board? Michael Rechtin decided to […]

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This puck-slapping robot will beat you in table hockey

Reading Time: 2 minutes This puck-slapping robot will beat you in table hockey Arduino Team — July 3rd, 2020 Mechanical table hockey games, where players are moved back and forth and swing their sticks with a series of knobs, can be a lot of fun; however, could one be automated? As Andrew Khorkin’s robotic build demonstrates, the answer is […]

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This robo-dog sprays poison ivy with weed killer

Reading Time: < 1 minute This robo-dog sprays poison ivy with weed killer Arduino Team — July 1st, 2020 Poisonous plants, like poison ivy, can really ruin your day. In an effort to combat this “green menace,” YouTuber Sciencish decided to create his own quadruped robot. The robotic dog is equipped with two servos per leg, for a total eight, […]