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Daryl robot

Posted by Paul on 3 January 2013

This autonomous robot, “Daryl”, is based on an Arduino Uno and controlled with a touchscreen Java app. Daryl uses a TReX to control its motors and a Micro Maestro to pan a camera/sensor module.

Here are some videos of Daryl:


There is more information on the creator’s blog (in French) and in this forum post.

Featured link: http://forum.pololu.com/viewtopic.php?p=30049#p30049

BentoBot

Posted by Paul on 20 December 2012

BentoBot is a robot designed to compete in a Mini Sumo competition. It uses a Zumo chassis, 100:1 micro gear motors, and a TB6612FNG motor controller. Here is a video of BentoBot competing at the 2012 Atlanta Hobby Robotics Club Robot Rally:

See this forum post for more pictures and information about BentoBot.

Featured link: http://forum.pololu.com/viewtopic.php?p=29649#p29616

Bird Buggy

Posted by Paul on 7 December 2012

This robot by Andrew Gray is a mobile platform that a parrot can use for transportation. When the parrot leaves the platform, it uses a vision system to autonomously dock with a base station. Bird Buggy uses Wild Thumper wheels, Pololu 25D mm metal gearmotors, and a Pololu TB6612FNG dual motor driver carrier.

Featured link: https://sites.google.com/site/birdbuggy109/

Robockey

Posted by Paul on 7 December 2012

Robots in the “Robockey” tournament at Penn used Pololu motors, hardware, and wheels to build teams of fully-autonomous hockey-playing robots.

Featured link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7njq2hFbw14

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

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

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