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Arduino DIY – How to Make a “Binary” Keyless Entry System using Servo Motors!


Well, I have been busy yesterday and today with bunch of clients working on various different projects.

Anyways, here’s a great DIY on how to make your own keyless entry system using Arduino and servos.

Of course, the best part about the keyless entry system is that it uses “binary” code in which the user must “thumb”, similar to Morse code system.

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Robot Video – Face Tracking Hexapod Robot


Check out this tight ass hexapod robot from MicroMagic systems! Very cute.

The hexapod was my fourth generation robot, and took around 2 weeks to build, the hexapod locomotion engine has been developed on and off over a couple of years. The face recognition software was based on OpenCV libraries, integration of face recognition into the i.C. hexapod face tracking took around 1 week, but with several weeks of fine tuning and enhancements.

A bit of technical background:


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Wii DIY Hack – Firefighting Wiimote Robot


Cool, you can make yourself some Firefighting Wiimote Robot this weekend!

It has IR sensors which can detect a candle and a bluetooth transciever to communicate back to a host computer. I use a boebot as the robot platform, an arduino, wiimote and a Linux computer.

The wiimote uses its IR sensor to find the candle. It transmits the sensor readings back to the host computer over bluetooth ( see my earlier pos

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Robot Arm using Potentiometers and Servos


Wow, this is sweet… This could easily be implemented for medical robotic arms.

A master/slave system I built using potentiometers, servos, and an IFI robotics controler . I took this robot apart a couple of years ago, but I am re-building it for a class at my university. The shoulder rotation, elevation, and elbow joints are Expert Electronics SL820(shoulder elevation) or SL800(rotation and elbow) giant ball bearing servos. I don’t have the original gripper as it

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Steam powered R2D2!


Cool, check out the steam powered R2D2 that also got some servos!

The first robot that I ever built, was a R2…. out of legos when I was 5 years old. So after building over a dozen steam powered contraptions, when I “grew up”, I knew I had to visit my old friend R2. I love machines with personalities and charm. You c

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Robot Kit – Parallax Boe-bot

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Here’s our new boe-bot kit we got yesterday, it looks really cool. You can do some neat stuff like make a infrared sensors so the boe-bot detects objects and uses couple servos to run the wheels.

We are going to start hacking it a little…hopefully we can get one of those RC car motors in it and make it go kinda faster…

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Building The BRAT – entry level bipedal robot

Cool looking bipedal robot you can get started,

Our pals at ROBOT magazine have a -great- review and photos of this new/low-cost bi-ped robot, the BRAT – “This pictorial shows the assembly of Lynxmotion’s, www.lynxmotion.com, new BRAT, an entry level bipedal robot that is a milestone robot. With a starting price of less than $300, BRAT offers an affordable yet sophisticated entry into the humanoid robotics field. Use Lynxmotion’s powerful sequencing software and you will

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Quasi the robot from Carnegie Mellon Univeristy

Wow, check out this quasi the robot from Carnegie Mellon University! Very hilarious in the video and seems to be very

interactive at talking with people!

We’ve already got robotic eyedrops that can facilitate conversation and react accordingly to their surroundings, and there’s even an R2-D2 clone to get your feet shuffling once you’ve recovered, but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed an emotive robot, complete with his own interactive booth,

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Snakebots – Snake Robot Prototype

Wow, this is really cool… a radio controlled snake robot…maybe it can climb trees? and interact AI to those big snakes, anaconda?

Materials: Basswood and brass.

Components: Discrete TTL Control Unit, 14 servos, 16 batteries, 2-channel radio control. S1 was a recreation of earlier work by Shigeo Hirose in Japan, in which a single train of deflection travels down the length of the snake. Oscillatory deflections cause the snake to move forward. An offset to the oscilla

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Humanoid Robot HR-2 from Chalmers University

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Here’s a cool video showing a robot entirely built on servos.

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