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"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

Motion simulator chairs

Posted by Ben on 21 April 2011

Jrk 12v12s are used as part of two-degree-of-freedom motion-simulator chairs (sim chairs) in this project posted to the XSimulator forums. Here is a video of some initial testing using the Jrk Configuration Utilty:

For more details see the forum post.

Sound-Following 3pi Robot

Posted by Ben on 6 April 2011
Sound-Following 3pi Robot

This sound-following 3pi robot uses three Electret microphone breakout boards and two 74HC4052 multiplexers. Here is a video of the robot in action:

For more details, see this thread on the Pololu forum.

Waiter Robot

Posted by Ben on 28 March 2011

Waiter Robot can make a “Robot Bar” for your next exhibition, show, private event, or sales promotion. They use Pololu 3pi Robots to deliver food and drinks in an remarkable way. Update: The original site for this project is no longer accessible, so we have removed the link.

Micromouse 3pi Robot Video

Posted by Ben on 10 March 2011

This video shows a heavily-modified 3pi that uses distance sensors and encoders along with a flood-fill algorithm to find the shortest path through a walled Micromouse maze. The robot is described in more detail in this forum post.

Robot Zero: a fast line follower for beginners

Posted by Ben on 7 February 2011

This excellent guide from C.I.r.E. (Club de Informática, robótica y Electrónica) shows in detail how to build a fast (> 2 m/s) line-following robot from scratch, and it makes use of a number of Pololu products.

Home-made m3pi robot controlled by Bluetooth keyboard

Posted by Ben on 3 February 2011

This project by Kazuhiro Ouchi (in Japanese) shows a 3pi robot with an ARM mbed controlled by Bluetooth keyboard.