Let's Make Robots!

Environment

Still looking for ideas for an environmentally friendly robot

This is an old post, ignore the request for ideas. I just added videos for any who were curious to see it in action.


I have been asked to build a robot for display that fits the theme "Save the environment". Basically the robot must perform a function that helps the environment. This robot must be something I can build in a few weeks from available (DAGU) parts although I can order some parts like sensors that DAGU don't make.

I have a few ideas but I would like to know, what sort of job do you think a robot can do to help improve the environment?

LaunchPad: Which Dev Environment?

So now that I have a TI LaunchPad, one of the first choices I need to make is which develoment debugger/compiler to work with. I'm totally new to debuggers and compilers, so I'm asking for your opinions.

The LaunchPad works with Code Composer Studio Version 4 and IAR Embedded Workbench Kickstart.

Here's what I'm starting from: