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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.

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Raspberry Pi - Real Time Control via Android HTML5

Posted by Paul on 29 November 2012

Martin Sant posted some code that does web-based real time control of the Pololu Micro Maestro 6 channel servo controller using a Raspberry Pi and the Tornado web server.

Featured link: http://martinsant.net/?page_id=479

More fun machines for us, better quality and lower prices for you

Posted by Jan on 19 November 2012
More fun machines for us, better quality and lower prices for you

As we head into what is traditionally a week of heavy discounting, I want to give a little update about some new equipment that will be a foundation for our long-term commitment both to lowering prices and increasing the quality and sophistication of our products. Plus, I figure these kinds of machines are fun for our customers to look at. Continued…

Coke Can Robot

Posted by Paul on 8 November 2012

This autonomous robot can also be controlled by an old remote control to choose different actions. It uses our compact Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator S8V3A.

Featured link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgm9DhS7vS4

Solar Tracker

Posted by Paul on 1 November 2012

This solar tracking robot uses RC servos, light sensors, and a Mini Maestro to find the sun and point a solar panel directly at it.

Featured link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4abMkyPoGcs

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

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