Robot Wheel Options

When building a mobile robot, one of the easiest ways to allow it to roam about is to use a wheel on either side in a sort of tank-like configuration. An example from Macerobotics is shown in the image above. On the other hand, it’s a good idea to consider other options. Tank treads, Mecanum, […]

Robot Wheel Options

When building a mobile robot, one of the easiest ways to allow it to roam about is to use a wheel on either side in a sort of tank-like configuration. An example from Macerobotics is shown in the image above. On the other hand, it’s a good idea to consider other options. Tank treads, Mecanum, […]

Robot Wheel Options

When building a mobile robot, one of the easiest ways to allow it to roam about is to use a wheel on either side in a sort of tank-like configuration. An example from Macerobotics is shown in the image above. On the other hand, it’s a good idea to consider other options. Tank treads, Mecanum, […]

Robot Wheel Options

When building a mobile robot, one of the easiest ways to allow it to roam about is to use a wheel on either side in a sort of tank-like configuration. An example from Macerobotics is shown in the image above. On the other hand, it’s a good idea to consider other options. Tank treads, Mecanum, […]

Hand in Hand Clock Kit

Being an avid Internet browser (quite an accomplishment, right?) and, perhaps more notably, a person who writes for several publications involving unique DIY projects, I’ve seen a lot of clocks. Binary clocks, Nixie clocks, countless variations on mechanical clocks, somehow I continue to be impressed with what people come up with. This latest clock, on […]

R/C Servo Signal Trigger for Extra Control

When you’re building a robot or remote controlled vehicle, you have a fundamental choice to make. Do you go with some sort of WiFi or Bluetooth control, that while flexible, is subject to limited range and possible setup complications, or use a “traditional” R/C transceiver setup? This presents its own set of limitations, but can […]

Make Your Project Stand out with Great Photography and Video

Photo: PJ Accetturo For the last few months I’ve been working on a motorized device with Strandbeest-style legs called the ClearWalker. As seen in the image above, it looks fantastic. I’d like to think this is a function of its clear polycarbonate construction, or the array of LEDs attached across its body. Though I’m not […]