Wiimote-controlled robot

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


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4 thoughts on “Wiimote-controlled robot

  1. joelanders says:

    Please someone mash this with the self-balancing skateboard!!!

  2. samurai1200 says:

    i’m sure that with some time and purchases from sparkfun, he could make this completely wireless.

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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. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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