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Bluetooth interface for a chronograph

Posted by Paul on 12 June 2013
Bluetooth interface for a chronograph

This Bluetooth interface to the serial output of a chronograph uses Pololu’s NCP1402 voltage regulator.

Featured link: http://forum.pololu.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7040

Digital Capabilities: a digital garden

Posted by Paul on 6 June 2013
Digital Capabilities: a digital garden

This digital garden by the University of Lincoln uses a Raspberry Pi, 20 jrks, and linear actuators to move panels, revealing the plants behind them, in response to tweets. More information is available on the project’s website. The project was awarded a gold medal at London’s Chelsea Flower Show.

Featured link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWdqyHa6mnI

Freedom track robot

Posted by Paul on 31 May 2013
Freedom track robot

This robot uses the Track Link and Pin, Injection-Molded Sprocket Set, Tamiya 70097 Gearbox Kit, QTR-8RC Reflectance Sensor Array, and VNH5019 Motor Driver Shield.

Featured link: http://mcuoneclipse.com/2013/05/12/freedom-track-robot-with-ieee802-15-4/

Pocket-sized USB charger adapter

Posted by Paul on 22 May 2013
Pocket-sized USB charger adapter

This Instructable shows how to make a professional-looking power adapter for charging USB devices using a Pololu Adjustable Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator S7V8A.

Featured link: http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Sized-POLOLU-5V-Output-as-POWERTUBEs-acces/

Geeky wedding

Posted by Paul on 3 May 2013
Geeky wedding

This couple wanted an engineering-themed wedding, so they used e-textiles for their attire! The project used some Pololu voltage regulators.

Featured link: http://www.billporter.info/2013/04/22/our-geeky-wedding-electronic-wedding-attire/

BumbleBee Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Posted by Paul on 13 March 2013
BumbleBee Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Congratulations to Team BumbleBee on winning 2nd place in the 2013 Singapore AUV competition! Their autonomous underwater vehicle uses a High-Power Motor Controller 18v15.

Featured link: http://bbauv.com/bumblebee-placed-2nd-in-singapore-autonomous-underwater-vehicle-2013/

Wixel breakout board for servos

Posted by Paul on 8 March 2013
Wixel breakout board for servos

This board by Martin Sant makes connecting servos to the Wixel easier.

Featured link: http://martinsant.net/?page_id=962

Replacement motor for the NERF Stryfe

Posted by Paul on 8 March 2013
Replacement motor for the NERF Stryfe

We recently heard that the Solarbotics RM2 is being used as a replacement motor for upgrading flywheel NERF guns. In this discussion on the NerfHaven Forums, forum member 0reo says:

IMHO, these are the best motors for any flywheel nerf gun that runs on 4 AAs.

Featured link: http://nerfhaven.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=23611

Pinoccio demo using 3pi: Web Rover

Posted by Paul on 15 February 2013
Pinoccio demo using 3pi: Web Rover

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.

Featured link: http://pinocc.io/examples/webrover/

Veter Robot

Posted by Paul on 25 January 2013
Veter Robot

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:

In the hardware area we provide:

  • Longer autonomous operation time with easy replaceable battery.
  • Significantly higher processing power with onboard ARM CPU and advanced TI DSP.
  • Easy customizable 3D-printed body for integration of additional sensors and actuators.
  • Simple electronic built out of standard high level components.
  • Wide range of out-of-the-box sensors.

In the software area we provide:

  • Advanced communication infrastructure for cloud robotics.
  • Support for multiple programming languages.
  • Adaptive video streaming for remote operation over the Internet.
  • Set of examples for education scenarios.

By embracing open software and hardware paradigm we and our customers have access to vibrant and large community of developers and designers. By shifting complexity to the software and simplifying hardware we were able to reduce price to very competitive level.

For technical details, demo videos, and purchasing information, see the project web site.

Featured link: http://veterobot.com/