Make robots talk.. to each other.. dirt cheap!
January 9, 2009
UPDATE: More info on the subject here: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/5194
I have this thing in the back of my mind that "the next step" for me must be my robots talking to each other.
In the very little time I have for building & playing & researching these days, I have been playing arouund with pulsating lights, robots feeling the bass from a stereo, the very useful "external timer" commands within the Picaxe libraries and such.. But have not found that killer app that I was looking for.
Staring out in blank nothing, thinking.. oh, if only I could buy like 10+ Easy Radio transmitters.. but that would be quite expensive.. and so I just browsed, and wow!
You can really get some dirt-cheap wireless communication devices now! Holy cow, tomorrow I will browse more and order some.
How about 10 of these:
- That's 5 robots communicating 2-way wireles for about USD 50 including p&p!!
- or check out this page for inspiration:
Sworm robots may be just around the corner :)
Let's hear it if anyone can find better deals for robots informing each other, just within a space of say 10 meters.
I only browsed google for about 5 minutes, sure there is more to find out there :)