DoggoBot: An Arduino Controlled Cardboard Pet

It’s tough to build a robot without spending a load of money on the body. Some builders buy kits; others use 3D printing. But what about cardboard?

What Can You Do with an Adafruit Crickit?

Supposedly designed to help avoid a robot apocalypse, the Creative Robotics and Interactive Construction Kit from Adafruit - Crickit for short - is an add-on for their Circuit Playground Express (CPX), an easy-to-use board with support for CircuitPython, Arduino, or (coming soon) the Microsoft MakeCode programming tool.

Save Time with this Arduino-Powered Homework Machine!

Sick of homework? Whether you’re still at school or helping your kids, it’s invariably inconvenient. While this amazing “homework machine” might not be able to help directly, the effort put into building a replica, and the resulting pen-based printed output, should at least put the chore of homework into perspective.
Play Chicken Scream with an Arduino

Play Chicken Scream with an Arduino

You’ve probably heard of a ‘bot’, automated software that performs repeated tasks. They turn up everywhere, from Twitter to video games.
Let Your Robot Make the Cakes!

Let Your Robot Make the Cakes!

Disclaimer: in this writer’s opinion, there is no way a mechanically made cake can taste quite as good as one made by hand.
Mugsy, the Robot Coffee Maker

Mugsy, the Robot Coffee Maker

Did you have coffee this morning? Did you make it yourself, struggling with the kettle and CoffeeMate? Perhaps you own a Tassimo or similar cartridge-based coffee machine?

Tell the Time with this Arduino Powered Laser Clock!

This build is so clever, it should have a degree. Utilizing ultraviolet LEDs and a glow in the dark surface, this “laser clock” (the use of laser is a bit vague, but it looks amazing, regardless) is constructed from 3D printed parts and has an Arduino inside it. Developed by YouTuber Tucker Shannon, the effect here is so stunning that we just had to take a closer look at it.

Disney’s Animal-Inspired Modular Snapbot Hints at the Future of Robotics

Described as a “reconfigurable legged robot”, the Snapbot is a stunning development from the Disney Research team, a group whose purpose it is to inject scientific and technological innovation across the entire Walt Disney Company, movies, toys, and theme park rides alike.
Raspberry FPV Robot Security Drone

Raspberry FPV Robot Security Drone

Being small, and compatible with a range of cameras (such as its own camera module and many USB webcams), the Raspberry Pi makes a great security cam. You may have already seen it in action performing just this task, or have tried out some motion-detection software.

How Android Things Can Develop Your IoT Project

Realising your dreams has always been tricky, but if you’re dreaming up something techy, it’s getting easier. You’ve got the Raspberry Pi, and Python, for example, or an Arduino and C++.
Raspberry Pi-Controlled Balance Bot

Raspberry Pi-Controlled Balance Bot

How many wheels do you expect to find on a robot? Three? Four? Sometimes, they have more, such as when they’re designed to travel over (alien) terrain.
And Now.... A Guitar that Plays Itself!

And Now.... A Guitar that Plays Itself!

It’s 61 years since the production of the RCA Mark II Sound Synthesizer, an instrument dubbed “the first programmable electronic synthesizer.” It’s essentially the first device to feature automated playback; it can play itself.

Build Your Own Dot Matrix Printer with an Arduino!

Back in the days of 8-bit and 16-bit computing, office (and home, if you could afford it) printing relied not on inkjet and laser printers, but on dot matrix.
What We Saw at the CRL Accelerator Demo Day

What We Saw at the CRL Accelerator Demo Day

Ever wondered how tech startups find money? What puts a kid with a Raspberry Pi, a great idea, and a working prototype in touch with investors and partners?
An Arduino-Controlled BB8 with 3D Printed Parts!

An Arduino-Controlled BB8 with 3D Printed Parts!

Everyone loves Star Wars, and its robots – and their design – hold a particular fascination. When The Force Awakens hit cinemas in 2015, the realisation of astromech droid BB8 set tongues wagging and brains ticking over.
The Final Frontier: Build Your Own Raspberry Pi-Powered Mars Rover!

The Final Frontier: Build Your Own Raspberry Pi-Powered Mars Rover!

Raspberry Pi-based robotics projects have been popping up since the board was released in 2013, but few come close to this: a Nasa-backed Mars Rover. With plans set to be released by the Jet Propulsion Labs (JPL), there is a real possibility that you could build your own $2.5 billion rover … for a fraction of the cost!
Could You Beat a Raspberry Pi at Noughts and Crosses (Tic-Tac-Toe)?

Could You Beat a Raspberry Pi at Noughts and Crosses (Tic-Tac-Toe)?

Unveiled at the Maker Faire New York in Autumn 2017, the Tic-Tac-Toe Robot is a Raspberry Pi-based project that challenges (and beats) a human player.

Create a 3D Printed Drawing Robot with Arduino!

Everyone likes to doodle, but few of us can draw well. Straight lines, in particular, can be difficult to master. Technical drawings and designs usually require a ruler and protractor, as well as a set square.