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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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Rich’s Melty B Antweight Combat Robots

Posted by Paul on 16 December 2009

Spinning antweight combat robots by Rich Olson / SpamButcher, using the Pololu Baby Orangutan robot controller and VNH3SP30 Motor Driver Carrier. These award-winning designs spin their entire body around at high speed while slightly varying the motor speeds to translate around the playing field.

Featured link: http://www.spambutcher.com/meltyb.html

Probotics America - Home of the Safety Education Bikebot

Posted by Paul on 16 December 2009

David Jannke from Probotics America is using our TReX motor controller in his safety education robots. He also sent us a short video demonstration (2MB avi).

Featured link: http://www.proboticsamerica.com/

iRobot Create Personal Home Robot

Posted by Paul on 16 December 2009

This Instructable by Danh Trinh shows how to use our 8-Servo Controller with the iRobot Create platform and a Mini-ITX computer system.

Featured link: http://www.instructables.com/id/iRobot-Create-Personal-Home-Robot/

3kg sumo by Tom Saxton

Posted by Paul on 16 December 2009

The Pololu Orangutan X2 robot controller is the brains of this 3kg sumo robot by Tom Saxton.

Featured link: http://www.idleloop.com/robotics/3ksumo/

Automated weapons turret by Colin Karpfinger

Posted by Paul on 16 December 2009

Colin Karpfinger’s turret robot, “The First Law”, won second place in the 2007 Defcon Bots competition. The First Law uses the Pololu Serial 8-Servo Controller.

Featured link: http://www.colinkarpfinger.com/projects/defcon/

SMC03A controlled by LabVIEW

Posted by Paul on 16 December 2009

Customer Roberto posted a demo to the forum, showing how to control our SMC03A motor controller using LabVIEW.

Featured link: http://forum.pololu.com/viewtopic.php?t=598

Tutorial: Using the Pololu Servo Controller in .NET

Posted by Ben on 29 February 2008

Customer Colin Karpfinger has written a tutorial complete with sample C# program that demonstrates how to interface with Pololu servo controllers using .NET.

Featured link: http://colinkarpfinger.com/blog/2008/using-the-pololu-servo-controller-in-net/

Tutorial: AVR Programming on the Mac

Posted by Ben on 29 February 2008

Customer Michael Shimniok has written a guide to programming AVRs using the Mac. He specifcally discusses the Orangutan LV-168.

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