Tiny Braitenberg Vehicle – Light Seeking Robot

Tiny Braitenberg Vehicle - Light Seeking Robot
This tiny Braitenberg vehicle project is a light seeking robot.  It weighs 17 gramms, is driven by two pager motors, powered by a small lipo cell and controlled by an 8-pin ATtiny25V. This tiny robot has a very low component count. At least for a robot, based on a microcontroller. That has, of course, some implications. It can ...

Nanotron – Lego iPod hacking robot Project

Nanotron - Lego iPod hacking robot Project
The linux4nano crew has put together the Nanotron 3000, a robot made with Lego Mindstorms for automating the brute force hacking of Apple iPod Nanos. Although they’ve cracked the 2G Nano, they still have a lot of work ahead of them. To make it easier, they’re working on automating it with button-pressing Lego Mindstorms-based robots. Dubbed Nanotron 3000, this ...

Furby Connected to Internet

Furby Connected to Internet
This project is to connect a Furby to the internet, whenever you need an email-warning you can stroke, or a furry newsreader, here’s the starting point for your project. The original Furby controller was replaced with an Arduino which in turn was given ethernet connectivity via a LANTRONIX XPort serial ethernet module.  The arduino serves a simple webpage with ...

Fast Object Tracking – Robot Computer Vision

Fast Object Tracking – Robot Computer Vision
This is a good demonstration how computer vision is achieved with some coding examples and good photos. He also used two servos to make a pan-tilt camera head controlled by the computer. In this project he used the basic image processing computer vision algorithms – the OpenCV library. As it’s name suggests, is an open-source computer-vision library ...

An Intelligent Linux Based Robot Platform

An Intelligent Linux Based Robot Platform
I have always wanted to experiment with robotics, and lately I’ve found the time to build an “intelligent”, open-source robotic platform. An embedded Linux robotic platform that is capable of: Speech synthesis (via espeak) Speech Recognition (cmu sphinx) Computer Vision (opencv) Just a teaser, before I upload more videos: List of Speech Synthesis Capabilities: Speaking ...

Stepper motor Introduction for Beginners

Stepper motor Introduction for Beginners
Stepper motors (also called step motors) are electronic motors that offer precise rotation control. The size of the increment is measured in degrees and can vary depending on the application. Typical increments are 0.9 or 1.8 degrees, with 400 or 200 increments thus representing a full circle. Stepper motors have been used in computer hard drive ...