Robotics Technology


This bot was built by Andrew Hundt, Boris Lipchin, and Ned Fox for an Intro to Robotics class at Carnegie Mellon. It uses modified DarwiinRemote software and the venerable MIT HandyBoard to tank-drive a camera-equipped LEGObot. Andrew writes:

This robot is composed of Legos and uses a handyboard as the control hardware. It has 4 wheel drive each controlled by a lego motor, and a pan tilt mount for directing light and the video camera. The Wii Remote talks to a MacBook Pro over bluetooth to modified DarwiinRemote software, and the computer in turn communicates with the robot over a serial port.

Wii Remote Controlled Robot – [via] Link

Related:

  • Wii Remote hacks on MAKE: Blog – Link
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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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