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DIY iPhone Controlled R2D2!

Here’s the cool R2D2 robot of the day, one that can be controlled via an iPhone!  I have to say this is becoming more realistic than all that other junk they sell online, awesome!

I found a way to remote control my R2D2 with an iPhone. I’ve got minimal control working now. Once I perfect it, I will share more details, but for now this will wet your appetite. In the videos I demonstrate controlling a servo and the dome motor using an iPhone using the accelerometer (tilting

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Halloween DIY – How to Make an LED Pumpkin with Arduino!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAl8aSZhSz8

Yey, here’s another cool LED Pumpkin you can make, sorta different from the one I made couple years ago but this one, you can use Arduino to make it.

The Arduino is programmed to pulse the eye LEDs until the victim, I mean trick-or-treater, presses the big red button. At that point the bright white LED will glow, there will be a slight delay, and the servo will trigger a blast from

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DIY Remote Controlled Tortoise(or Turtle?) Robot!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeqJ_vASWyE

Wow, this is kinda nifty robot.  It’s an RC controlled tortoise(or turtle) that does absolutely nothing but go really slow.

R/C Tortoise is a very simple r/c tortoise “bot” with direct control, using a 4 channel radio system. It uses 4 sub micro servos, and each axis of the transmitter stick controls a servo.

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Cool ROBOT – Servo Snake Bot!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFynVo836dI

This is sick! Check out the servo snakebot using an Atmel Atmega32 microcontroller and bunch of Futaba servos!  You can see more videos of the snakebot here.

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Funky Futuba Robot

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Here’s a cool robot like the Robonova with lots of fast movement.

Futaba reportedly plans to sell its new Futuba Robot worldwide for just $1,200 each. The 10-inch tall humanoid robot uses 11 high torque servos and 9 lightweight servos for the upper body for SUPER-FAST MOVEMENT.

The robot kit takes two hours to build, and will come with 15 pre-programmed moves or use an included motion editor to build their own. H

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Advanced Acrobatic Robot from Robonova sells at Hammacher Schlemmer for $1200

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Wow, I just got my Hammacher Schlemmer catalog and found this robot for $1200, hmmm, maybe they can send me a sample… Nice complete servo robot to get started with.

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Obi-Wan the Cursor using Make Controller!

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Here’s an interesting project that could be used for many applications including “airmouse”…

…use four screens, and sometimes lose my cursor. No more! I have Obi-WanQui-Gon to point the way for me. Using the Makezine Controller, a small X program, OSC, and a pair of servo motors, I have a real-life cursor. The X program tracks the cursor, and ten times a second, sends an OSC (Open Sound Co

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