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Drags its ass around and avoids obstacles via IR
Using a
This is Duke: A friend of ours adopted him a few months back.  He had been shot twice and left for dead on the railroad tracks (some people suck.)  He's fine … Read more
Maus was the robot I originally built on this platform with an Arduino and Microphone or IR.  Then today Ossipee posted the code for his Mini-Skybot and I realized … Read more
What used to be my main workstation monitor developed a little problem last summer-it decided that if it had been in sleep mode for more than a few minutes, it … Read more
Mobile test bed for my Control of Mobile Robots grad course
Using a
Introduction I am using a Rocket Brand Studios Tadpole as a platform for experimentation. I'm taking the Open Robotics University Control of Mobile Robots course, … Read more
Well, Chris the Carpenter has been hard at work since MakerFaire perfecting a design for a robot kit that can do... anything. Well, almost anything. OK, a lot of … Read more
Rolls into the light
  Well, Chris the Carpenter has been hard at work since MakerFaire perfecting a design for a robot kit that can do... anything. Well, almost anything. OK, a lot of … Read more
Uses it's one brain cell to follow a line.
Well, Chris the Carpenter has been hard at work since MakerFaire perfecting a design for a robot kit that can do... anything. Well, almost anything. OK, a lot of … Read more

Instructables Hands-On Learning Contest -Picaxe Maker Faire Special

Hey all. Instructables is running a Hands-On Learning Contest. Some folks might be interested in making an entry.

I've entered the Picaxe Maker Faire Special Robot kit that Chris the Carpenter and I are designing into the contest. You can Vote For It using the banner link at the top of the Instructable. Any votes would be appreciated.

Crossed the streams! Now FetaDuino is damaged!

I was thrilled to get my hands on a FetaDuino from Rocket Brand Studios. Only now I think I have damaged it.

I was wiring in a swich on the GPIO pins. I had the switch wired to a 3-pin header, with the switch common going to the signal line, normally connected (NC) going to +5V, and normally open (NO) going to GND.

 Com <-> Signal

 NC <-> +5V

Analog, Serial, Motor Control, Audio, Video, Xbee, Bluetooth, PWM... Everything!
Chris was nice enough to send me a little project of his called the 444AVXB. Why the weird name? Well, because it does EVERYTHING. 4: amps of motor driver power (2 … Read more