Welcome to the Pololu Blog, where we provide updates about what we and our customers are doing and thinking about. This blog used to be Pololu president Jan Malášek’s Engage Your Brain blog; you can view just those posts here.
We expect to release a simple carrier for ST’s new LPS331AP pressure sensor this week. While testing and writing example programs for the sensor, one of our engineers, Kevin, came up with a nice demonstration that calculates and displays the altitude on our Orangutan SVP robot controller. It was a beautiful spring day with great flying weather, so Paul and I took Kevin’s digital altimeter on a flight to Lake Havasu City, Arizona, to see how it compared to the altimeter in a plane. Continued…
I posted toward the end of last year about some new equipment we were adding to our manufacturing operations and said the best stuff was still coming. I and several others at Pololu have since had some more personal deliveries of the crying-all-night sort, which delayed my promised update. I still do not have the performance information I had hoped to have by now, but let’s at least look at what we got: Continued…
This board by Martin Sant makes connecting servos to the Wixel easier.
This demo project for the Pinoccio wireless microcontroller combines a Pololu 3pi with a Pinoccio to create a rover that can be driven remotely over the internet.
This nice-looking autonomous robot uses a Dagu Rover 5 Tracked Chassis. The Veter Robot was designed to be used as a robotics research platform. The creators list many advantages of their platform:
For technical details, demo videos, and purchasing information, see the project web site.