Robot meditation

September 20, 2015 Leave a comment

Let your robot clean its head! :)

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Bad Boy!

September 19, 2015 Leave a comment

What have you done?!?

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Robot box training

September 17, 2015 Leave a comment

Look at these combinations! :D

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Robot is writing its own code! :)

September 12, 2015 Leave a comment

This is really breaking every rule of robotics! :)

And the code:

robot written code

I have used more than 20 programming languages but I could not recognise the result. It looks like python and assembly combination. Of course the compiler could not compile it but reported a very simple error: ‘;’ expected! :D

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4 legged robot is holding glass of wine

September 10, 2015 Leave a comment

Sometimes you have to risk everything…

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Mobile accelerometer for robot balancing (preparation)

September 3, 2015 Leave a comment

Finally I could complete the test of mobile accelerometer. The values (between -10 and 10) need to be adjusted but can be used for leg coordination. Hopefully I can say the same when it’s standing :)

Bad day – smoking servo

August 31, 2015 Leave a comment

During accelerator sensor testing one of our servos gave up.


  • experiment started without any load
  • all servos suddenly stopped
  • BEC was a bit hot
  • power bus was also hot where main power cable was connected
  • one servo moved slowly to end position (against control signal -> lost reference voltage -> overloaded power supply -> high current -> short-circuit?)
  • the moving servo started to produce smoke

smoking servo

Summary autopsy report:

Assumption : internal short-circuit because of unknown reason

Investigation team: Robot Builder Team

Opening the body: mechanical parts seems to be ok.

gears ok

Checking vital organs: one IC has serious injuries.

electronics not ok

Further investigation is not required. Internal injury located on leg level. Clearly  visible short-circuit. Original assumption confirmed.

ic failed

End of autopsy report.


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