Welcome to the Pololu Blog, where we provide updates about what we and our customers are doing and thinking about. This blog used to be Pololu president Jan Malášek’s Engage Your Brain blog; you can view just those posts here.
This digital garden by the University of Lincoln uses a Raspberry Pi, 20 jrks, and linear actuators to move panels, revealing the plants behind them, in response to tweets. More information is available on the project’s website. The project was awarded a gold medal at London’s Chelsea Flower Show.
Featured link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWdqyHa6mnI
“Missing” features fifty robotic speakers that rotate to face the listeners. Each speaker uses an A4988 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier.
This Instructable shows how to make a professional-looking power adapter for charging USB devices using a Pololu Adjustable Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator S7V8A.
Check out this kickstarter: the Linkbot modular robot by Barobo uses Pololu motors.
Featured link: http://madebyfrutos.wordpress.com/2013/05/02/vertibot/
Tiny Bot, by Erik Kringen, is an autonomous obstacle-avoiding robot tank that uses a Pololu track set.
Featured link: http://www.mycontraption.com/introducing-tiny-bot/
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.