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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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DIY fully-automatic book scanner

Posted by Ben on 13 February 2012

This do-it-yourself fully-automatic book scanner uses a Maestro servo controller to control the page-turning, and picture-taking servos. It was able to scan 468-page book in about 12 minutes with zero page-turning errors. For more information, see the DIY Book Scanner forum thread.

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Popular Mechanics Build Your First Robot

Posted by Ryan on 3 February 2012

Gordon McComb has published a project in Popular Mechanics called Build Your First Robot. The parts that Pololu offers are in this wish list, and more details are available on Gordon’s site.

Display for compass and accelerometer readings

Posted by Ryan on 3 February 2012

This forum post shows how to use a Baby Orangutan to read the accelerometer and compass values from an LSM303DLH and display them nicely on a 1.8" TFT LCD display. January 2012.

Controlling the Pololu 3pi Robot using a Joystick

Posted by Ben on 3 February 2012

This project by Pololu forum user Wilfredo shows how to control a 3pi robot by directly connecting two joystick outputs to two of its analog inputs. Here is a schematic of his setup:

Schematic for controlling a Pololu 3pi robot using a joystick.

Pololu round robot chassis kit assembly videos

Posted by Ben on 19 January 2012

Dead Things Vlog 3-axis witch head

Posted by Ryan on 9 January 2012

Pat from the Dead Things Vlog recently released this two-part video about programming the Micro Maestro 6-Channel USB Servo Controller to control a 3-axis witch head.

Paper Robots

Posted by Ryan on 6 January 2012

Mike Estee has written up a three-part blog post about crafting hexapod chassis out of paper. The robots are controlled by 18-channel Maestro servo controllers.

Android-controlled Mini Sumo Robot

Posted by Ryan on 6 January 2012

Pololu forum user Mert Öztoprak posted this parts list and the short video above of a Android-controlled mini sumo robot called “Karafatma”.

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