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Modified Gaucho Superpower
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
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
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
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
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
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
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/
This Raspberry Pi-based robot’s motors are driven with a TB6612FNG motor driver carrier.
Featured link: https://projects.drogon.net/adafruit-protoplate-for-the-rasbperry-pi/
This group of robots by Brian Patton features a Maestro 24 controlling 22 servos to create a rendition of Row Row Row Your Boat.
Featured link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uF5MCNPWZ5g
The LightRobot is a 3pi Robot that has been modified with RGB LEDs, an RN-41 Bluetooth module, and a sonar range finder that is controlled with voice commands and the accelerometer from an Android phone. The source code for the robot and the Android app are also available on the project’s GitHub page.
Featured link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJi5qhOgbXw