Seeed Hercules Robot – First Impressions

Seeed Hercules Robot

We purchased the Seeed Studios Skeleton Bot – 4WD Hercules Mobile Robotic Platform from robotshop.com. Robotshop’s price is the same but they ship from the US. This is initially for my son’s science project, but we figure we can do all kinds of robot projects on this platform.

The unit was […]

Easy Portable Welding Table

easy welding table – top

Every welding video or book implies that the first thing you want to build is a welding table. There are examples all over the Internet of beginner’s tables. But we didn’t buy the welder to build welding tables and welding fixtures, did we? We bought it to build motorcycles, […]

First Welder – Lincoln Electric Weld Pak 180HD

Lincoln Electric Weld Pak 180 HD

I did some internet research on what would be the best first welder to buy as a beginner with real projects in mind. MIG seemed to be the process to go for as it is easy to learn and useful for a wide range of projects. Long ago, […]

DIY Motion Control Headset for Arduino

This is the motion control headset I put together for controlling my Dalek dome. It tracks the motion of the wearer’s head around 3 axes, though I only use two for the the Dalek.

The basis of the headset is a protective face shield I had lying around, similar to the 3M Professional Faceshield. An […]

Wiper Motor Servo for Big Robots

Wiper motors are big, cheap and powerful. Lots of torque. They are great for powering large robotic components. Out of the box – or scrapyard – they do need some modification. They are wired to go in one direction only, with two speeds. They have some position switching in them, which is designed to keep […]