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Qtechknow wins Educator's Choice award at Maker Faire

Posted by Ryan on 25 September 2013
Qtechknow wins Educator's Choice award at Maker Faire

We saw a tweet from Atmel that “Qtechknow”’s Fuzzbot—a robot based on a Zumo that helps clean floors by dragging a dust cloth around while avoiding obstacles—won the New York 2013 World Maker Faire Educator’s Choice award. Qtechknow was recently featured in a Popular Science article.

Related post: Fuzzbot

Underwater Vehicle for MATE ROV Competition

Posted by Ryan on 27 June 2013
Underwater Vehicle for MATE ROV Competition

The AMNO & CO ROV team uses our Simple Motor Controllers in their remotely operated underwater vehicle. The team placed 13th at the 12th Annual MATE International ROV Competition (and 2nd in regionals)!

Missing by The xx – Spatializing Sound with Sonos

Posted by Ryan on 28 May 2013
Missing by The xx – Spatializing Sound with Sonos

“Missing” features fifty robotic speakers that rotate to face the listeners. Each speaker uses an A4988 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier.

Wireless Fenrir

Posted by Ryan on 23 May 2013
Wireless Fenrir

Fenrir, a 12-foot-tall metal fire-breathing wolf sculpture by Sheet Metal Alchemist, now has a Wixel-based wireless controller.

Barobo Linkbot

Posted by Ryan on 22 May 2013
Barobo Linkbot

Check out this kickstarter: the Linkbot modular robot by Barobo uses Pololu motors.

VertiBOT

Posted by Ryan on 13 May 2013
VertiBOT

VertiBot is a neatly-constructed balancing robot. Pololu metal gearmotors, wheels, and a Qik dual serial motor controller were used for this project.

Tiny Bot

Posted by Ryan on 3 May 2013
Tiny Bot

Tiny Bot, by Erik Kringen, is an autonomous obstacle-avoiding robot tank that uses a Pololu track set.

PiBBOT

Posted by Ryan on 3 May 2013

This balancing robot by Mark Williams is controlled by a Raspberry Pi. The project web page explains the balance control algorithm. PiBBOT uses a Pololu MinIMU-9 v2, metal gearmotors with encoders, and Pololu wheels.

Rice University's r-one research robot

Posted by Ryan on 3 May 2013
Rice University's r-one research robot

This r-one research robot was designed to be low cost, so that researchers in the Multi-Robot Systems Lab at Rice University could make a swarm of robots. It uses our brackets, wheels and ball casters, and motors.

Liquid Lifebar

Posted by Ryan on 3 May 2013

This gadget uses a Pololu Jrk and a linear actuator to help control the level of water in the tube, which can indicate the life of a video game character.