I am Danny Staple, Orionrobots is my investigations and projects with robotics, electronics and stuff that moves. I aim to make some of the cool robotics things easy for anyone to build, and push the boundaries of what is easy. Oh and just to have lots of fun doing it too…

Recent Posts

  • 04 Apr 2015 » Powering An Arduino Uno and Servo from 4xAA 6v Batteries

    Iam about to start tinkering with the rather interesting esp8266- an inexpensive chip that does wifi, can be programmed and has a couple of GPIO pins. The plan (and I’ll make a video on the detaills later) is to use 2 continuous rotation servo’s to make a wifi-enabled tiny mobile robot.


  • 01 Mar 2015 » Making A lego Technic Bike

    This week I built a Lego Technic bike after one of my children asked me how a bicycle worked. Watch below to see it demonstrated and how I put it together.


  • 15 Jan 2015 » Teaching Angles With Turtle

    Today I had time with my eldest child, 5 at the time of writing. She has been learning python, and experimenting with Turtle with me for a while, but I always typed in the turn numbers as angles are a bit difficult for a young child. To clarify - this is the Python turtle module.


Building The Orionrobots Explorer Robot kit

How to build a wall avoiding robot

Adding a robot to a raspberry pi

Building a bump sensor for the Explorer Robot Kits


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