Robots Hacks

How to Build an Incredible Custom Wall-E Robot

How to Build an Incredible Custom Wall-E Robot

Starting with a lame Wall-E toy, this hacker gutted it to the bare bones, attached servos, infrared sensors, LEDs, and a microcontroller to resurrect it into an lifelike autonomous beast. The author has a well documented build, filled with...
How to Make a Low Cost CNC Table using Servos

How to Make a Low Cost CNC Table using Servos

The purpose of this machine is to control movement on X and Y axis using servos and keeping a low hobbyist budget.  Applications for this type of movement control is commonly used for things from CNC milling to robotic whiteboards. View...
DIY Rapid Placement Delta Robot

DIY Rapid Placement Delta Robot

For those who questioned the validity of the video speed from my other video post. This video includes background conversation along with the mini delta...
Super Speed Robot Hands

Super Speed Robot Hands

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Servo Powered Hexapod Robot

Servo Powered Hexapod Robot

This is a simple hexapod robot controlled by the Pololu Micro Maestro 6-channel servo controller. The total parts cost is about $72. For complete build instructions,...
Mini Solar Powered Ball Robot

Mini Solar Powered Ball Robot

Solar activated robot that is trapped inside a plastic ball. The plastic ball was design for home-made Christmas...
Amazing CNC Robots at Work

Amazing CNC Robots at Work

Example of high speed milling of a large piece of foam into a...
Wiimba - Cross between a Wiimote and a iRobot Roomba

Wiimba - Cross between a Wiimote and a iRobot Roomba

This is my first roomba hacking project. In short, I changed my wonderful roomba into an ordinary dull vacuum cleaner using a remote controller of...
Turn a Roomba into a Ghost Sucking PacMan

Turn a Roomba into a Ghost Sucking PacMan

This guy added 448 yellow LEDs to a Roomba so when it progresses forward, it gobbles up dust, dirt, and the occasional ghost and fruit too. When it starts up, it plays the PacMan intro and when it shuts off, it plays the dead PacMan noise....
Physical Computing with MIT’s Siftables

Physical Computing with MIT’s Siftables

Siftables is the latest example of a Tangible User Interface (TUI), an emerging technology that aims to use physical objects as interface for computing needs.  Siftables, however, differ from traditional models with the addition of a sensor...