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VEX IQ reverse- double 4 bar lift

I designed this yesterday. I think it would be great to use a reverse double 4 bar for the Next Level Challenge. This one works, but it is very unstable. I’ll go back to the drawing board today. Hopefully I’ll have a functional prototype before the end of the weekend. […]

Obstacle avoiding robot

I recently started going back to projects I did a few years ago. The obstacle avoiding robot was my very first Arduino project, but looking at it on the shelf in my robot workshop, I felt that it had to be more pleasing to the eye. It really was a […]

Arduino Line Follower

A short Saturday side project I made this for fun on a Saturday morning. The parts I used were all from my recycle box, except for the digital line tracker sensor boards. If you want to make a similar project, it is quite easy and you can use almost any […]

New Robot – 101

I finally got to build a new robot. I named it 101, after the famously tall skyscraper in Taipei. As we discovered in the previous posts, the Flex robot (even after improvements) couldn’t reach high enough to pick up the bonus hubs. This wasted precious time, knocking the hub off the […]

Programming IQ

The Next Level challenge also has a programming challenge part. I did a practice run on programming in the living room today.  I wrote a fairly simple little program for the Flex robot to go pick up a hub, deliver it on a little mat and return to the starting […]