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Project: SpinBalance - Introduction

I don’t have a good track record with mechanical projects – anything that moves. I do much better with purely electrical devices. As soon as you have moving parts you have to deal with things like friction, backlash, wear, tolerances, inductive spikes… I don’t like any of those things. 741 more words


Illustration: Robot Sex Brothel

This illustration was done for a blog I’m collaborating with, called Culturico. You can read the article here.

I went for a more retro-futuristic aesthetic for the robots because I find it more appealing than uncanny valley machines. 21 more words


Shuffle off to...?

Well, but for events of about 5 months ago, I’d now be thinking about a holiday in the USĀ  next month, teaming up with Kate for a week or so. 494 more words


Light chasing robot part 2 (of 2)

The first version worked, but oscillated a lot in its motion. If you haven’t read it yet, I recommend reading it first otherwise this post won’t make as much sense. 280 more words

Cranes that Cry

Though a fox shower had cleared the murk and dust from the leaves of gingko trees, Kai was hardly convinced. Pink sunshine pierced through creamy cumulonimbus clouds and shone brightly on the residential huts, huddled together like a colony of peaceful and toiling black ants. 2,226 more words

Light weight Open-CV based Lane Detection technique for hobby robots


With self-driving cars taking over our roads much faster than we ever imagined they would, a lot of technology giants including Tesla and Google are heavily investing in driving autonomy. 2,838 more words


MechaCrab Part 1: First Prototype

The robot so aptly named MechaCrab. This is my first attempt at a 2 DOF/appendage soft robotic quadruped. I’ve been mulling this idea over for a while as it came out of my initial designs of TAMI (I will get back to that project at some point…). 996 more words