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XMOS Challenge

B5 progress

Whatup gays,

Calculon just wanted to drop a line and share his progess on his B5 (the Backyard Beverage Buddy BBot) project. He started his project last fall as his entry into the XMOS challenge. The idea is basically a cooler on wheels that rolls around Caluclon's backyard and offers beverages to people. That's still the general plan, but the scope has changed slightly.

B5 1.0 features the following:

Finally doing some bot building

Yay, I finally am getting to work on my XMOS project. I've had a three foot stick of 1/2" x 3/4" aluminum angle stock for weeks now. Today I lopped two six inch lengths off, nibbled out some pockets for the servo housings, and drilled em. Reall impressive, eh? ;) At least it's moving along again.

..:: XMOS Challenge - XK-1 ::..

Hey Everyone,

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This robot features the Arduino bootloader with ATmega168 microcontroller and motor control circuitry built-in. A battery module plugs in through a stackable … Read more

XMOS Challenge : ONR robot beginnings

Description of the ONR (maybe a real name TBA)

This robot is to navigate outdoors from point to point, possibly going through a series of predetermined points. Point location can be marked by traffic cones, GPS coordinates, or other orienteering markers as detailed in various contests like Robomagellan or the DPRG outdoor contests.  Requirements include finding and recognizing the point, as well as negotiating any obstacles between points, and maintaining a remote stop.

Sneak Preview of Navigate & Map (NaM) (XMOS)

Well, here's the early beginnings of my Xmos project.

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A dead PS2 mouse, a micro servo, a Sharp GP2D12, and a WowWee Bugbot.

Yes, this is half (well, okay, slightly less than half) of the project. Figure I'll just build one to start off. Once I make it work then it's easier to build the second one.