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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.

Homemade Segway-like personal transport

Posted by Ryan on 21 April 2011

Our High-Power Motor Drivers are used to drive the motors in this homemade Segway-like personal transport by Hans Michael Steiner.

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.

BrewMon: Orangutan SVP beer-brewing monitor

Posted by Ryan on 17 March 2011
BrewMon: Orangutan SVP beer-brewing monitor

A temperature probe, a battery pack, and a Pololu Orangutan SVP-324 Robot Controller are used to make BrewMon, a beer-brewing monitor.

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.

Build Yourself a Bluetooth Controlled Six-Legged Robot

Posted by Paul on 4 March 2011

This small hexapod using the Micro Maestro is controlled remotely using a Bluetooth module. Very detailed build information is available in this blog post.

Only5 - general-purpose, high-performance robot

Posted by Ryan on 21 February 2011
Only5 - general-purpose, high-performance robot

Only5 is designed to be a general-purpose, high-performance robot. It uses many Pololu parts including the Pololu 5" Robot Chassis RRC04A and the Baby Orangutan robot controller. For more information see the project page.

Here is a short video showing its impressive speed:

Instructable Groovin' Grover: a microcontroller-based marionette

Posted by Ryan on 14 February 2011

Groovin’ Grover is a marionette manipulated by four hobby servos and a Pololu Maestro servo controller. You can control each of Grover’s limbs independently and make him walk, wave, and – most entertainingly – make him dance. Groovin’ Grover is easy to assemble and wire up. This Instructable explains how to build your own Groovin’ Grover.

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