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Killtron 7000

Posted June 8, 2017 by Chris

"Killtron 7000 is a biologically inspired crab walking robot designed by me and my team at the University of Victoria back in 2011. The success of the robot was determined by how well it can autonomously navigate between several walls and how much weight it can carry. Many thanks to Aaron Gehman, Andy Berry, Tina Hung, Joshua Yin, Eva Sun and Yuto Hori for making this possible."

The Stubby Robot

Posted May 30, 2017 by Chris

"Stubby is an evolving hexapod robot which I am making, with contributions from my 6 year old daughter and a co-worker. I have long wanted to make a walking robot, thanks to shows like Stargate SG-1. While Stubby is not the same, it has been a very entertaining and educational project to work on."

The Cherry Express

Posted May 27, 2017 by Chris

"Finally got the linebot working reliably. I’ve uploaded 3 images and a movie. I also included the modified Arduino script provided for the “method 1” servos and “V2 Adafruit_Motorshield” I’m using. My sensor board image shows the original 5 sensors described in your “Arduino Robotics” book, but you’ll notice now only the three middle sensors have signal wires, to match the 3-sensor script you provided. "

The Lawnbot4000

Posted May 21, 2017 by Chris

"The Lawnbot400 is a remotely controlled lawnmower that I built several years ago to mow my lawn. It is basically a push lawnmower attached to a large remotely controlled frame."

Robotic Arm Tracks Hand Movement

Posted May 18, 2017 by Chris

"This past week, I made a robotic arm that tracks your hand in free space using a Leap Motion, Arduino, and node.js. It tracks my hand very well. It is able to pick up stuff and set it down with relatively good precision, although there is definitely some room for improvement."

A DIY Robotic ARM

Posted May 15, 2017 by Chris

"The CHORG project consists in both a hardware and software platform both of them developed by myself. The main purpose of this project is to create a robot arm capable of adapting a task to randomness of the real environment."

DIY Drink Mixing Robot

Posted May 3, 2017 by Chris

"I built a robot that mixes drinks named Bar Mixvah. It utilizes an Arduino microcontroller switching a series of pumps via transistors on the physical layer, and the MEAN stack (MongoDB, Express.js, Angular.js, Node.js) and jQuery for the frontend and backend."

The Seg Bot

Posted April 18, 2017 by Chris

"The Seg-bot is a DIY segway clone that costs around $500 to build. It will attempt to keep the rider upright at 0 degrees (level), so if you lean forward it will travel forward to correct its position – the farther you lean, the faster it will go to correct itself."

Robotic Motion Controller

Posted April 9, 2017 by Chris

"The Five-Axis Robotic Motion Controller aims to bring physical input and output closer together through the design purpose-built tools for fabrication, which hopefully leads to many new creative opportunities for designers."

Twixbot

Posted March 13, 2017 by Chris

"A metal tin makes a neat little enclosure for some electronics and is usually rigid enough to mount some motors to. I have lots of motors laying around so it took very little effort to get this particular bot running (under an hour from start to finish) and there are very few parts."