Let's Make Robots!

mobile webcam bot

 

This is not autonomous it is a remote mobile webcam that can be operated over the internet using wireless for tele conference. I used google talk so I could talk to my dog from work :)

parts:

 nylon cutting board

 

2 gear head motors

 

1 caster

 

1 rc car speed controller

 

1 eeepc with ubuntu installed via flash drive

 

1 servo controller http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/1350

 

1 rc car nicad battery

 

2 rubber bouncing balls for wheels

 

2 servos

 

1 webcam

 

3 usb cables

 

not sure of cost since this is stuff i had laying around except for te servo controller

 

I X forwarded the the gui server controller for remote control and then just called the laptop with google talk no real code just a lazy hack :)

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I wanted to see it running on the rubber balls.  More video, pls!

 

I ordered a raspberry pi and plan to replace the laptop with that http://cdn2.ubergizmo.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/raspberrypi-down.jpg I am a linux SA at work so $25 linux micro system as a robot brain is apealing to me.