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3pi PCB skeleton

Posted by Paul on 21 October 2010
3pi PCB skeleton

Alex Louden has released an open-source template for custom 3pi expansion boards for use with the Eagle PCB design software. The picture shows an example expansion with an mbed microcontroller, Xbee, and accelerometers.

Featured link: http://alexlouden.com/2010/3pi-pcb-skeleton/

Interfacing a FrSky telemetry receiver with a Baby Orangutan.

Posted by Paul on 15 October 2010
Interfacing a FrSky telemetry receiver with a Baby Orangutan.

Forum user erik46 wrote up a document (523k pdf) showing how to read FrSky telemetry data and display it with a Baby Orangutan. The whole setup is small and light enough to clip on to an RC transmitter. For more information, see his forum post.

Obstacle Avoider

Posted by Paul on 14 June 2010

This simple obstacle-avoiding robot by forum user TomatoWire is based on the Maestro and uses continuous-rotation servos and distance sensors. The robot is programmed using the Maestro’s internal scripting language, without the need for an additional microcontroller.

Featured link: http://forum.pololu.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2756

Using the Pololu Pushbutton Power Switch

Posted by Paul on 22 February 2010
Using the Pololu Pushbutton Power Switch

This instructable shows how to power an Arduino through the Pololu Pushbutton Power Switch and use the self-shutoff feature.

Featured link: http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-the-Pololu-Pushbutton-Power-Switch/

Maestro Support for RoboRealm

Posted by Paul on 17 February 2010
Maestro Support for RoboRealm

This module for RoboRealm provides an interface to the Pololu Maestro USB servo controllers, linking advanced video processing to RC servo motion control.

Featured link: http://www.roborealm.com/help/Pololu_Maestro.php

R2D2 dome position control

Posted by Paul on 16 February 2010
R2D2 dome position control

This replica of the famous Star Wars droid R2D2, built by Glenn Pipe, uses a Jrk USB motor controller for position control. The video below shows how Glenn uses the Jrk Configuration Utility to control and analyze his system, and his blog post has more information.

Featured link: http://astromech.wordpress.com/2010/02/05/adding-position-control-to-r2s-dome/

Paparazzi Autopilot for Linux

Posted by Paul on 16 February 2010
Paparazzi Autopilot for Linux

Patrick Hickey and Bradley Lord use a Pololu Micro Maestro for servo output and a Pololu 4 servo multiplexer to support manual control override in their model aircraft autopilot project.

Featured link: http://moreproductive.org/autopilot/

The Haunted Organist by Mark Goodson

Posted by Paul on 22 December 2009

Customer Mark Goodson constructed this spooky animatronic skeleton using the Jrk USB Motor Controller. See the final result below:

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

Beacon Locating Robot - Powered by Arduino and IR Transceiver

Posted by Paul on 21 December 2009
Beacon Locating Robot - Powered by Arduino and IR Transceiver

This beacon-chasing robot by Christopher Hazlett was built with our IR Beacon, an RP5 Tracked Chassis, and an Arduino.

Featured link: http://www.robotishappy.com/2009/12/beacon-locating-robot-powered-by-arduino-and-ir-transceiver/

Arduino Muscle Car

Posted by Paul on 16 December 2009
Arduino Muscle Car

This DIY article for Popular Science shows how to use our Orangutan LV-168 robot controller to make an autonomous, obstacle-avoiding 1:32-scale Hummer. The Arduino sketch used to control the car makes use of our Arduino Orangutan libraries and is available for download on the second page of the article.

Featured link: http://www.popsci.com/diy/article/2008-07/arduino-muscle-car

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