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Wixel-controlled robot

Posted by Paul on 31 October 2012

This robot uses a Wixel as the controller and is driven by stepper motors. Its source code is available in a forum post.

Featured link: http://forum.pololu.com/viewtopic.php?p=28678#p28678

Rover 5 chassis with Wild Thumper wheels

Posted by Paul on 31 October 2012

This Arduino-controlled robot commands the Rover 5 chassis and uses a LSM303DLH 3D Compass and Accelerometer Carrier with Voltage Regulators to determine which direction to go. The caterpillar treads were replaced with the Wild Thumper wheels.

Featured link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43zqBtQyBF0

Twitch - 3-servo, Wixel-controlled hexapod

Posted by Paul on 29 October 2012

This 3-servo hexapod has a Wixel for its brains and is controlled remotely by an Arbotix Commander modified to use a Wixel.

Featured link: http://forum.pololu.com/viewtopic.php?p=28482#p28482

Modified Gaucho Superpower

Posted by Paul on 10 October 2012

This modified Gaucho Superpower taps directly into the jrk 21v3 that powers the Torxis servo used to steer with remote control. Disclaimer: our products are not recommended for applications where the malfunction of the product could cause injury or damage.

Featured link: http://forum.modifiedpowerwheels.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=4645

MinIMU-9 v2 connected to 3ds Max in real time

Posted by Ben on 3 October 2012

In this video a MinIMU-9 v2 is connected to an Arduino Uno to interact in real time with 3ds Max. For source code, 3ds Max files, and step-by-step instructions, you can download a 3ds Max MinIMU-9 tutorial (5MB zip).

Featured link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyUgsx3SuyE

Remote-controlled balancing robot

Posted by Paul on 3 October 2012

This laser-cut, remote-controlled balancing robot uses a dual VNH5019 motor driver and a pair of Pololu wheels.

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

Iron Man helmet with motorized faceplate and light up eyes

Posted by Paul on 3 October 2012

A Micro Maestro controls the faceplate on this Iron Man helmet, and the spare channels will eventually be configured to turn the lights on in the eyes.

Featured link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQU6xxdqR3Y

Wireless programming of a Baby Orangutan

Posted by Paul on 25 September 2012

From the Pololu Forum: this robot based on a 3pi also contains a Baby Orangutan that is wirelessly programmed using a pair of Wixels.

Featured link: http://forum.pololu.com/viewtopic.php?p=27590#p27590

HeadlMU tracking

Posted by Paul on 25 September 2012

This head tracking project uses a MinIMU-9 v2 and an Arduino to mimic the movement of a person in a computer-generated model.

Featured link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5f9RDcgois

Self-balancing robot

Posted by Paul on 25 September 2012

This self-balancing by Sebastian Nilsson robot uses a 37D metal gearmotor with encoder and a pair of Pololu 90×10mm wheels.

Featured link: http://sebastiannilsson.com/en/k/projekt/selfbalancing-robot/

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