Pololu Blog (Page 35)

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.

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.

Controlling the Pololu 3pi Robot using a Joystick

Posted by Ben on 3 February 2012

This project by Pololu forum user Wilfredo shows how to control a 3pi robot by directly connecting two joystick outputs to two of its analog inputs. Here is a schematic of his setup:

Schematic for controlling a Pololu 3pi robot using a joystick.

Pololu round robot chassis kit assembly videos

Posted by Ben on 19 January 2012

This tutorial posted by Lonnie Honeycutt shows how to assemble a Pololu Chassis Completion Kit for RRC01A and a Pololu RRC01A robot chassis. The video playlist above show the assembly in detail.

Disco Dance Floor with Lights

Posted by Ben on 9 January 2012

This disco dance floor with ShiftBrite RGB lights is controlled by a Micro Maestro 6-Channel USB Servo Controller.

Dead Things Vlog 3-axis witch head

Posted by Ryan on 9 January 2012

Pat from the Dead Things Vlog recently released this two-part video about programming the Micro Maestro 6-Channel USB Servo Controller to control a 3-axis witch head.

Paper Robots

Posted by Ryan on 6 January 2012

Mike Estee has written up a three-part blog post about crafting hexapod chassis out of paper. The robots are controlled by 18-channel Maestro servo controllers.

Android-controlled Mini Sumo Robot

Posted by Ryan on 6 January 2012

Pololu forum user Mert Öztoprak posted this parts list and the short video above of a Android-controlled mini sumo robot called “Karafatma”.

Remote Controlled Arduino Robot using Wixel Transceivers

Posted by Ryan on 6 January 2012

This Instructable by TECHbitar shows how to build a robot controlled wirelessly via a pair of Wixels.

November 2011 update: new building, new machines

Posted by Jan on 30 November 2011
November 2011 update: new building, new machines

Five months ago, I wrote that we “just finished a big facility expansion that was taking up a lot of my attention this year, so I have some more time now …” Well, that turned out to be wrong. It’s also been over a year since I started this blog, and so far, I am way behind my target of an article per week. It doesn’t help when I don’t post for four months, but some exciting stuff has happened in that time. Continued…

Rocky the Robot

Posted by Ryan on 9 November 2011

Rocky the Robot by Patrick McCabe has a chassis that is entirely contained within the profile of its Pololu Wheels. It also uses our gearmotors, distance sensors and battery holder. Patrick has a detailed writeup on his site.