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Building an Arduino-based bipedal bot

Reading Time: < 1 minute Building an Arduino-based bipedal bot Arduino Team — June 21st, 2020 If you’d like to build a walking biped robot, this 3D-printed design by Technovation looks like a fantastic place to start. Each leg features three servos that actuate it at the hip, knee, and ankle for a total of six degrees of freedom. Control […]

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Learning with Raspberry Pi — robotics, a Master’s degree, and beyond

Reading Time: 5 minutes Meet Callum Fawcett, who shares his journey from tinkering with the first Raspberry Pi while he was at school, to a Master’s degree in computer science and a real-life job in programming. We also get to see some of the awesome projects he’s made along the way. I first decided to get a Raspberry Pi […]

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Meet TELEBOT, the terrifying telepresence robot

Reading Time: 2 minutes Meet TELEBOT, the terrifying telepresence robot Arduino Team — June 1st, 2020 The Internet has been perhaps more important than ever to keep us connected these days. Available technology, however, apparently wasn’t good enough for brothers Hunter and Josh Irving, who built their own telepresence robot using parts on-hand during their own two-person hackathon. The robot […]

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GoodBoy is a robot dog that runs on Arduino

Reading Time: < 1 minute GoodBoy is a robot dog that runs on Arduino Arduino Team — May 27th, 2020 Daniel Hingston wanted to build a four-legged walking robot for several years, and with current coronavirus restrictions he finally got his chance. His 3D-printed robodog, dubbed “GoodBoy,” is reminiscent of a miniature version of Boston Dynamics’ Spot, which helped inspire the […]

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Meet your new robotic best friend: the MiRo-E dog

Reading Time: 3 minutes When you’re learning a new language, it’s easier the younger you are. But how can we show very young students that learning to speak code is fun? Consequential Robotics has an answer…The MiRo-E is an ’emotionally engaging’ robot platform that was created on a custom PCB  and has since moved onto Raspberry Pi. The creators […]

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This robot looks like a ball and transforms itself into a quadruped to move

Reading Time: 2 minutes This robot looks like a ball and transforms itself into a quadruped to move Arduino Team — May 25th, 2020 Gregory Leveque has created an adorable 3D-printed robot that not only walks on four legs, but folds up into a ball when not in use.  To accomplish this, the round quadruped utilizes one servo to […]

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Make it rain chocolate with a Raspberry Pi-powered dispenser

Reading Time: 5 minutes This fully automated M&M’s-launching machine delivers chocolate on voice command, wherever you are in the room. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsGhCl0y1FY] A quick lesson in physics To get our head around Harrison McIntyre‘s project, first we need to understand parabolas. Harrison explains: “If we ignore air resistance, a parabola can be defined as the arc an object describes […]

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mechDOG, a 12-servo robotic pup

Reading Time: < 1 minute mechDOG, a 12-servo robotic pup Arduino Team — May 18th, 2020 Mech-Dickel Robotics has designed a beautiful quadruped robot dubbed mechDOG, which utilizes a dozen servos for motion. This gives each leg three degrees of freedom, allowing the cat-sized beast to travel a meter in 8.46 seconds. While it won’t break any speed records, creating a […]

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This mouth mechanism is controlled by your typing

Reading Time: < 1 minute This mouth mechanism is controlled by your typing Arduino Team — April 21st, 2020 Will Cogley, known for his awesome animatronics, has created a robotic mouth that’s already a work of art and could form the basis of something even more amazing.  The device features an array of servo mechanisms to actuate its jaw, forceps, […]

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This garbage-bot trash talked TEDx Copenhagen attendees

Reading Time: 2 minutes This garbage-bot trash talked TEDx Copenhagen attendees Arduino Team — April 21st, 2020 For TEDx Copenhagen 2019, MAKESOME was contacted about building a trash can. Not just any ordinary waste bin, however, but one that would fit in with their theme of “expect the unexpected” by driving around and being rude to participants. From the […]

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Pingo, the motion-detecting ping pong ball launcher

Reading Time: < 1 minute Pingo, the motion-detecting ping pong ball launcher Arduino Team — March 11th, 2020 If you want to “enhance your athletic training regimen,” or perhaps just have a bit of fun with robotically launched ping pong balls, then be sure to check out the Pingo apparatus shown in the video below. This robot moves back and […]

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The Watchman is a 3D-printed robot head that follows your face with realistic eyeballs

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Watchman is a 3D-printed robot head that follows your face with realistic eyeballs Arduino Team — March 9th, 2020 When you step out in public, you’ll often be filmed by a number of cameras and perhaps even be analyzed by tracking software of some kind. The Watchman robot head by Graham Jessup, however, makes […]

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Creating an online robot fighting game using Arduino MKR1000 WiFi

Reading Time: 7 minutes This is a guest post from Surrogate, a team of developers building games that people play in real-life over the internet. We introduced this concept last year, and have launched three games so far. Our final game of 2019 was SumoBots Battle Royale — where players from anywhere in the world can fight real robots […]

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OmBURo is an Arduino-controlled unicycle robot with an active omnidirectional wheel

Reading Time: 2 minutes OmBURo is an Arduino-controlled unicycle robot with an active omnidirectional wheel Arduino Team — February 4th, 2020 Omni wheels normally contain a number of rollers arranged on their circumference, allowing them to slide left and right and perform various tricks when combined with others. The rollers on UCLA researchers Junjie Shen and Dennis Hong’s OmBURo, however, […]