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.
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.
Here are some videos of Daryl:
BentoBot is a robot designed to compete in a Mini Sumo competition. It uses a Zumo chassis, 100:1 micro gear motors, and a TB6612FNG motor controller. Here is a video of BentoBot competing at the 2012 Atlanta Hobby Robotics Club Robot Rally:
See this forum post for more pictures and information about BentoBot.
I sort of had a meeting with the governor of Nevada this morning. I’m posting some notes about it mostly for others at Pololu, but maybe it will be interesting to other small businesses in Las Vegas. I probably should have been more prepared for the meeting; I still don’t know much about who was there or what exactly happened or what the stakes were, so a lot of my descriptions are kind of vague. Continued…
This robot by Andrew Gray is a mobile platform that a parrot can use for transportation. When the parrot leaves the platform, it uses a vision system to autonomously dock with a base station. Bird Buggy uses Wild Thumper wheels, Pololu 25D mm metal gearmotors, and a Pololu TB6612FNG dual motor driver carrier.