Category: Projects

Polygon-Based 2D SLAM for Robotic Exploration

Polygon-Based 2D SLAM for Robotic Exploration polygon-based SLAM algorithm for robotic exploration

Johann Dichtl successfully defended his PhD, that I’ve co-supervised with Luc Fabresse and Guillaume Lozenguez. The defense took place this tuesday July 2nd, 2019 morning. The jury members were: Prof. Ouiddad Labbani from Université de Limoges, Dr. Mikal Ziane, HdR, from Université Paris Descartes, and Dr. Laetitia Matignon from Université Claude Bernard, Lyon 1. Title […]

Useful 3D Prints: Kitchen Sponge Holder Hook

Useful 3D Prints: Kitchen Sponge Holder Hook Useful 3D Print Kitchen Sponge Hook

One of my motivations to 3D printing is home repair and improvement. In this small project, I decided to use polypanels to make a flexible, yet robust hook for a sponge holder in my kitchen. Starting from polypanel snaps provided freely available online (Thanks Devin). STL design files are freely available on my thingiverse page.

Arduino-Based Toys for Playful Cats: 3 Week-End Projects

Arduino-Based Toys for Playful Cats: 3 Week-End Projects arduino projects for cats

In this selection of simple week-end projects, we target our furry friends. We provide a selection of three cool DIY projects using Arduino boards. Cats will love these electronic toys. They will cost you only few bucks, for hours of fun and laughter with your pet. Checkout the videos. They are hilarious! The first project […]

Farmers Market App: Find Fresh Locally Grown Food

Farmers Market App: Find Fresh Locally Grown Food farmers market pharojs mobile app

If you care both about the planet and your health, the Farmers Market app is for you! This app allows you to find nearby markets, where you can buy fresh food directly from farmers. Most of the produce are grown locally. This means less fuel for transportation. So, by buying locally grown food you contribute […]

How to Make a Large Lighthouse Using a Cheap 3D Printer

How to Make a Large Lighthouse Using a Cheap 3D Printer Large 3D printed pharo lighthouse

As a Pharo addict, making a 3D printed lighthouse is a fun week-end project. This idea is even more attractive. It’s a project that goes beyond what can be done using a small 3D printer, with a single extruder. The requirement are the following: The lighthouse can be taller than the maximum printing height. The […]

Open Source 3D Printed Humanoid Robots

Open Source 3D Printed Humanoid Robots DIY 3D printed humanoid robot

In this post we give an overview of major open source humanoid robots. Existing ones are interesting and seriously compete with the pre-built closed robots such as the Nao. One surprising conclusion is that going the open source route does mean cheap. Indeed humanoid robots have many degrees of freedom. Usually more than 20 servo […]

3 Super Simple Robots for Weekend Projects

3 Super Simple Robots for Weekend Projects 3 simple yet coool robotic week-end project

Robotics is of great fun. But, making robots can take very long time… Or maybe not. Checkout the selection of videos below we have gathered for you. Those DIY robots belong to the so called BEAM Robotics. Robots made along this philosophy are based on simple analog circuits with inexpensive and more often scavenged parts. […]

A Robotic Elevator using Lego & Arduino – Part2

A Robotic Elevator using Lego & Arduino – Part2

Part 1: Mechanical Design Basics. Part 2 (current): Balancing the Elevator. Part 3: Electronics (optocoupler, H-Bridge, and more). Part 4: Software to control the Arduino. In the first part of this series, we introduced the core structure of our elevator. But, we aren’t done yet with the mechanics. As shown in Video 1, our initial […]