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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.

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

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.

Simple 3pi Projects for the Arduino IDE

Posted by Ben on 8 August 2011
Simple 3pi Projects for the Arduino IDE

These projects by Daniel J. Sullivan are intended to introduce novice users to all the components on the 3pi robot and how they can be used while programming with the Arduino IDE. Each project builds on the one before it, and comments within the programs are used to provide background information when new items are introduced.

Pololu Micro Serial Servo Controller Netduino driver

Posted by Ben on 12 July 2011

This Netduino driver by customer Stefan Thoolen supports both the MiniSSC2 and the Pololu protocol for controlling a Pololu Micro Serial Servo Controller.

"Mr. Twitchy" project featuring Wixels

Posted by Ben on 8 July 2011
"Mr. Twitchy" project featuring Wixels

Mr. Twitchy is a project that uses two Wixels to wirelessly control an electrical stimulation device. The project was featured in Sparkfun New Product post.

DIY telescope remote project

Posted by Ben on 15 June 2011
DIY telescope remote project

Scopefocus is a well-documented project for building a telescope remote based on the Micro Maestro 6-Channel USB servo controller.

Featured link: http://www.scopefocus.info/

Instructable: Introducing the Wixel USB Wireless Module

Posted by Ben on 6 May 2011
Instructable: Introducing the Wixel USB Wireless Module

This Instructable by customer Michael Oz introduces the reader to the Wixel through a series of basic projects.

Learning PID values using simulated annealing

Posted by Ben on 29 April 2011

This is a video of a robot based on the Pololu 5" robot chassis that automatically improves its PID constants over time.

Featured link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdquX0lPlYY