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Welcome to the Pololu Blog!

Posted by Paul on 14 August 2013


Welcome to the Pololu Blog!

We released our new company blog to the public this week. The Pololu Blog is the main place to find news and announcements about Pololu including new products, price changes and sales, community projects, video releases, and more.

Pololu president Jan Malášek’s blog, Engage Your Brain, which used to occupy this part of the site, is also now part of the Pololu Blog.

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Lunokhod

Posted by Paul on 8 July 2013
Lunokhod

Lunokhod, which means “Moon Walker” in Russian, was built for a space museum in Prague and is a miniature version of the first remote-controlled moon rover. It is uses 8 of our 298:1 Micro Metal Gearmotors and an Arduino Nano and can be remotely controlled by museum visitors.

Featured link: http://beatty-robotics.com/lunokhod

Simple 18-servo hexapod

Posted by Paul on 8 July 2013
Simple 18-servo hexapod

This instructable shows how to make a simple 18-servo hexapod robot that uses either just an Arduino or an Arduino and a Maestro to control its servos.

Featured link: http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-18dof-Hexapod-Arduino-nano-optionally-wit/

Flight Testing of a Surrogate UAV at the National Test Pilot School

Posted by Paul on 17 June 2013
Flight Testing of a Surrogate UAV at the National Test Pilot School

This “optionally piloted aircraft” is a Cessna 150 that customer Ryan Olson fitted with an autopilot and remote control system using the Pololu jrk 12v12. It is used for UAV training and development at the National Test Pilot School in Mojave, CA. Ryan’s AUVSI 2012 abstract is available online, and you can see some pictures of the internals below.

Labeled diagram of the inside of Ryan Olson’s optionally piloted Cessna 150.

Jrk 12v12 enclosure used in Ryan Olson’s optionally piloted Cessna 150.

RK-1 robot

Posted by Paul on 14 June 2013
RK-1 robot

This successful kickstarter project is a wifi-enabled robot that is controlled through an iOS or Android app. It uses an Arduino, Pololu track set, and micro metal gearmotors.

Featured link: http://mymobilerobots.com/rk1/

Bluetooth interface for a chronograph

Posted by Paul on 12 June 2013
Bluetooth interface for a chronograph

This Bluetooth interface to the serial output of a chronograph uses Pololu’s NCP1402 voltage regulator.

Featured link: http://forum.pololu.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7040

Digital Capabilities: a digital garden

Posted by Paul on 6 June 2013
Digital Capabilities: a digital garden

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

Freedom track robot

Posted by Paul on 31 May 2013
Freedom track robot

This robot uses the Track Link and Pin, Injection-Molded Sprocket Set, Tamiya 70097 Gearbox Kit, QTR-8RC Reflectance Sensor Array, and VNH5019 Motor Driver Shield.

Featured link: http://mcuoneclipse.com/2013/05/12/freedom-track-robot-with-ieee802-15-4/

Pocket-sized USB charger adapter

Posted by Paul on 22 May 2013
Pocket-sized USB charger adapter

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.

Featured link: http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Sized-POLOLU-5V-Output-as-POWERTUBEs-acces/

Geeky wedding

Posted by Paul on 3 May 2013
Geeky wedding

This couple wanted an engineering-themed wedding, so they used e-textiles for their attire! The project used some Pololu voltage regulators.

Featured link: http://www.billporter.info/2013/04/22/our-geeky-wedding-electronic-wedding-attire/

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