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Amazing DIY Robot Projects You Must-Try

Sometimes you just need a helping hand around the house; you can’t do everything yourself. Luckily, there are multiple DIY robot projects you can try to improve your everyday life. Here are a few examples.

RoboCopCam

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Make sure that your home is always safe and guarded with a DIY Robot guard that can send you a live video feed of your home wherever you are. This security robot involves attaching a wireless webcam onto a two foot long PVC pipe that is mounted on a mobile platform.  This platform can be created with a base robot such as an iRobot Create which was really meant to be programmed by beginner programmers to advanced robotics students to bend to their will. With a laptop and the right programming, you can move the Create robot around your home even if you are away. A cleverly integrated raised camera to the Create is what you need to be able to check the safety of your home while you are at work or on vacation.

Stonehenge Clock

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Just like the famous Stonehenge, this clock is a set of numbered standing cards that make a circular formation similar to the prehistoric monument. The numbers are rearranged by a robotic arm in the middle that gathers four numbers on one side to represent the time.

The original creator of this, Steve Norris, stated that this is a very easy Diy Robot project. All you need is the CrustCrawler Smart Arm ($800) and the right programming. The Smart Arm comes with a microcontroller chip that has eight processors. Basically, this means it has eight brains which is what you need to program the arm to rearrange the numbers. Don’t worry about doing the programming yourself; Norris released his code to be used by the public

Robotic Furniture

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Don’t you want a stool that will follow you around with wheels and sit down firmly on the ground to offer you a nearby seat when you feel tired when doing chores? You can do that with robotics.

A hollow stool is perfect for this because it can contain the robot while covering from sight. Place a functional robot with wheels inside and make sure it attaches firmly to the inner walls of the stool. Add pistons on the ceiling to mount it on the robot and make sure that the robot doesn’t crumble under human weight. Then it will just be a matter of attaching sensors.

You will need different kinds of sensors. Infrared sensors will keep it from colliding with walls and objects while a sonic sensor will gather data about faraway obstacles. A cliff sensor will be useful as well to detect any steps and ledges that may cause it to fall.

This robot, if successfully constructed and programmed, can be a helpful companion. It can be controlled via remote or with automatic functions.

Vacuum Cleaner

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Vacuuming is a pain especially on the back. You can create a robot that does this for you with some cardboard, plastic, glue, 3d printed wheels, and some components.

Follow these steps to do so.

Key Takeaway

With some innovation and knowledge in robotics, you can add value to your life by adding a few friendly robots to your home. As seen above, they robots can make your life practical or add a technological flair to your everyday items.



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