How to get started with biped robots – Bob the Biped

A couple of weeks ago I made a post with cool advanced humanoid robots you can make.

The skill level (and money) required for most of the projects was however relatively high.

So this week is about biped humanoid robots for beginners. Continue reading “How to get started with biped robots – Bob the Biped”

Building an Arduino Game System 1.0: Setup and schematics

Posts in this series so far:

  1. Introduction
  2. Setup and schematics
  3. Making a Breakout Game (coming soon)

Setup and Schematics

In this first blog post on my Arduino Game System project, we will look at the basic schematics and ideas the project is based on. Continue reading “Building an Arduino Game System 1.0: Setup and schematics”

Advanced 3D printed humanoid robots you can build

This friday is all about advanced 3D printed humanoid robots, that you can build!

As the title says, these are advanced projects. And thus mostly meant as inspiration and motivation. In the end of this post you will however find information about an entry level bipedal robot. Continue reading “Advanced 3D printed humanoid robots you can build”

Building an Arduino Game System: Introduction

Earlier this year, I made an 8×8 LED matrix Arduino breakout game. The game was inspired by the classic Atari Breakout, but limited to 8×8 pixels for the display.

It was a fun way to test the LED matrix and also show how useful these small LED matrixes actually are!

The project also got my interested in other ways to create more advanced Arduino games and maybe even some kind of Arduino Game System. Continue reading “Building an Arduino Game System: Introduction”

How to add jumper wires to your dc motor – no soldering

In this blog post I will present you to a simple no-soldering way to add jumper strips to you dc motors.

This method can be used when you just want to try out a new idea or if you are a beginner with no soldering iron.

For more permanent connections, soldering could however be required. Continue reading “How to add jumper wires to your dc motor – no soldering”

3 Maker’s Muse videos to watch when starting 3D printing

If you just bought your first 3D printer or is thinking about it, these three videos are a must see!

Maker’s Muse is a youtube channel focusing on 3D printing and you will find a lot of valuable information here.

I have been watching tons of videos on 3D printing on Youtube the last couple of months. And about two weeks ago we finally got out own printer 🙂

The following three videos are the ones I found most useful starting out. Continue reading “3 Maker’s Muse videos to watch when starting 3D printing”

Lego lock and puzzle boxes – Video Day 36/16

Lego lock and puzzle boxes

One of the projects on my never ending projects-to-do-list is a secret puzzle and mystery box. You know one of those where the lock of the box is a combination of different small puzzles.

On my search for inspiration I found the following three cool Lego videos. The first is a Lego safe with a combination lock mechanism. The two last are a simple and a more advanced Lego puzzle box.

I showed the two Lego puzzle box to the 5 year-old maker (soon to be 6 year-old maker!), and she can’t stop asking if we got the parts to make them. And if not, when we can buy the remaining parts.

Enjoy! Continue reading “Lego lock and puzzle boxes – Video Day 36/16”

How old school graphics work – Video day 35/16

Today is all about old school graphics.

September is here, which means no more vacation and lots of studying!

And of course also new Friday Videos here at Maker Tech 😉

I am currently working on projects about getting different kinds of tv outputs from the Arduino. Mainly for games but the same tricks could of course also be used for other applications 🙂

So todays videos are also about graphics. Old school graphics. Continue reading “How old school graphics work – Video day 35/16”