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Tabletop Robotics 3pi Projects

Posted by Ryan on 31 May 2012
Tabletop Robotics 3pi Projects

Tabletop Robotics is a site with a series of interesting, customer-created open source projects for the 3pi robot, including barcode reading, grid navigation, and remote control.

Power off from within an Arduino sketch using the Pololu power switch

Posted by Ryan on 25 May 2012
Power off from within an Arduino sketch using the Pololu power switch

This Instructable demonstrates how to cut power to an Arduino from within a sketch using a Pololu pushbutton power switch.

Micro Maestro Delta Robot

Posted by Ben on 25 May 2012
Micro Maestro Delta Robot

A Micro Maestro and three servos power this well-constructed delta robot.

Wixel as Wireless USB for Propeller Chip

Posted by Paul on 19 April 2012

This video by Martin Heermance shows how you can use a Wixel to to wirelessly program a Parallax Propeller microcontroller. For more information see this forum thread.

The GardenBot - using computer vision to help out in the garden

Posted by Ryan on 14 March 2012

“The GardenBot” uses a Maestro Servo Controller to help it track an orange bucket. The plan is for it to help its creator’s wife do her gardening by following her around with a large wagon full of supplies. See this forum post for more information.

Trackduino P1213 Arduino shield

Posted by Paul on 2 March 2012
Trackduino P1213 Arduino shield

This custom Arduino by Craig Hollabaugh shield mounts a Pololu dual MC33926 motor driver carrier for easy control with an Arduino. For details, see his project video and build log: page 1, page 2, page 3.

W.A.V.E art performance using Arduino and Maestro Servo Controllers

Posted by Ryan on 2 March 2012

An Arduino Uno and five Mini Maestro 24-Channel USB Servo Controllers are used to control an extensive installation for this art performance.

DIY fully-automatic book scanner

Posted by Ben on 13 February 2012

This do-it-yourself fully-automatic book scanner uses a Maestro servo controller to control the page-turning, and picture-taking servos. It was able to scan 468-page book in about 12 minutes with zero page-turning errors. For more information, see the DIY Book Scanner forum thread.

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Popular Mechanics Build Your First Robot

Posted by Ryan on 3 February 2012
Popular Mechanics Build Your First Robot

Gordon McComb has published a project in Popular Mechanics called Build Your First Robot. The parts that Pololu offers are in this wish list, and more details are available on Gordon’s site.

Display for compass and accelerometer readings

Posted by Ryan on 3 February 2012
Display for compass and accelerometer readings

This forum post shows how to use a Baby Orangutan to read the accelerometer and compass values from an LSM303DLH and display them nicely on a 1.8" TFT LCD display. January 2012.