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Showing posts with label Robotics. Show all posts

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Infrared Control Freak 360 - ROBOTmaker

It's a 360 degree multifunctional programmable sensor that has a bundle of cool features for sensing for your Maker, Robot and Kinetic art type projects.

Infrared Control Freak 360 -  ROBOTmaker

The sensors is also packed with two ambient light sensors (for light tracking experiments or line following) and IR remote control functionality so it can can read and transmit Sony SIRC IR control signals.

Infrared Control Freak 360 -  ROBOTmaker

The sensor is designed to fit onto micro sized robots (50mm x 50mm) where 360 degrees of proximity sensing, ambient light sensing and basic inter-robot communication is required, such as robot swarms, robot research, robot gaming and robot sumo competitions.

Saturday, July 06, 2013

OpenServo - Digital servo for Robotics

OpenServo is an open community-based project started by Mike Thompson. Low-cost digital servo for robotics being the goal. New code and hardware.

OpenServo - Digital servo for Robotics

OpenServo - Digital servo for Robotics

Independent H-Bridge allowing for braking, Temperature sensor, 400khz I2C/TWI interface. - New Features

Some features:
  • High precision positioning
  • Advanced curve based motion profile engine
  • Open source design and software
  • Back EMF speed sensing
  • High speed 20MHZ design  
OpenServo is a replacement for a standard servo's control electronics, giving you more control over the servo's functions.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

What a Hat can do – RobotGrrl.com

"I was goofing around the other day thinking of ways that I could use NFC with RoboBrrd. I got a few NFC tags and was also getting a robot achievement badge (thanks Adafruit!), so there had to be some way to connect these things.." - What a Hat can do

RoboBrrd from RobotGrrl.com!

What a Hat can do - RobotGrrl.com

This is an Interesting Life Form. The RoboBrrd reminds me of Ancient DictaBird from The Flintstones (1994) Movie.

 DictaBird.

I would prefer one that that may be useful on the Desktop like the DictaBird. That reminds me of another Bird called 'SMS' in Asterix and the Vikings. So an Interactive desktop communication helper in the form of a Extra-Smart bird. Like Daisy perhaps. Something Fuzzzy or with AI like

The Billy Project - DAISY

Daisy's primary purpose is to be able to converse with humans.



"What separates Daisy from Billy (and most other chatbots) is that Daisy has no pre-programmed (or hard coded) language of any kind. She starts with no knowledge of anything, but then is able to gain knowledge as she observes what humans say. From this, she is able to remember patterns of words, and the probability of these patterns occurring. Using this data, Daisy is able to actually generate her own.."

See above is another green bird, it could have been inspired by the DictaBird. He is Peedy the Green Talking Parrot, he also happens to be an MS Agent.

Monday, January 02, 2012

Beetle Robot guided by Light

First have a look at this How to Build a Robot a BeetleBot. This sparked the long lost memory of a book i read around 35 years back. My age was in single digits. This was when i had neither an idea of electronics or could afford any parts.

I had built many physics projects like weighing scale, gramophone, telegraph system, crystal radio. I will try to explain these later. Calling bells, gears and magnets my source of electricity & magnetism.

Beetle Robot guided by Light

I read a hobby book from UK for children. It was a Beetle Car Bot, with four wheels and 4 light sensors. It could be LDR or photo-transistors, i do not remember. The light sensors were at the four corners of the car. The maneuvering was by variation in the speed of each wheel. It was based on germanium transistors mostly.

Four large lamps like 40W, had to be mounted on the ceiling, at the four corners of the room. By turning on and off these lights, this bot could go anywhere in the room. The whole book with pictures was dedicated to one bot and how-to build one.

Now that we have PIC and AVR; we can use Dimmable LED Lightning arrays to guide the bot. The challenge is in the mechanics of the bot, we have to forget that we have wireless for some time. Try this out.

delabs Past History

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Blue Point Engineering - Animatronics Robotics

Hardware, Electronics, Supplies, Custom Engineering and Technical Assistance for the Animatronic, Robotic, Electronic Arts, Haunted Attractions, Hobbyist and Professional.

Blue Point Engineering - Animatronics Robotics

"..Product line of low cost, high quality, hardware, electronics, and supplies used in animatronics, robotics, haunted Industry and technology education for both the hobbyist and professional designers, imagineers and dreamers creating their own forms of animatronic and robotic life."

The DMX Motor controller  - Blue Point Engineering

The DMX- (Servo) Motor controller allows DC motors to be controlled over a standard DMX system. The board may be configure to drive the DC motor simply as a variable speed, reversible motor or with the addition of a position feed back potentiometer, to create a powerful servo motor controller for accurate positioning purposes.

Blue Point Engineering LLC - BPE Solutions
Longmont, . Colorado .USA

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sumovore - Solar Robot - Trossen Robotics

Sumovore - Solar Robot - Trossen Robotics

Features Include -

  • Powerful GM8 gear motors powered by a robust L293D motor driver
  • Four opto-reflector edge sensors
  • Two 38kHz IR emitters and detectors for opponent detection
  • Multiple trimpots for simple behavior tuning
  • Modular front edge sensor / IR transmitter daughterboard

Sumovore - Solar Robot - Trossen Robotics

From - Trossen Robotics

Lynxmotion - Educational Robot Kits

Lynxmotion - Educational Robot Kits
"Our kits are in use teaching many aspects of robotics all over the world. These are not "toys", but vehicles for teaching and learning complex robotic principles."
- Jim Frye
Biped BRAT Combo Kit - Autonomous Brushed
Biped BRAT Combo Kit - Lynxmotion
BRAT stands for Bipedal Robotic Articulating Transport. The robot is a 6 servo biped walker featuring three degrees of freedom (DOF) per leg. The robot can walk forward or backwards and turn in place left or right with variable speed. It can even do lots of Robo-One style acrobatic moves.
The robot is available in two basic configurations, Animatronic (tethered or wireless connection to a PC) or Autonomous (controlled by the onboard Basic Atom Pro processor). The autonomous version includes the Bot Board II and the Basic Atom Pro processor.
Autonomous-behavior version with pre-written, modifiable code. This product includes everything you need to build and program the robot from a personal computer for autonomous behavior.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Robotics Institute - Publications

Robotics Institute: Publications

This site includes abstracts and bibliographic references for most publications by RI researchers. Additionally, the full text of many of the publications is downloadable in PDF or Postscript format.

The Robotics Institute - Carnegie Mellon University

Friday, September 05, 2008

Robot Building for Beginners - David Cook

Robot Building for Beginners - David Cook

Sandwich, the line-following robot

David Cook - Robot Room - More Robots