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Showing posts with label robotics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label robotics. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Mechatronics Demonstration Kit with PIC

The DM163029 or PICDEM Mechatronics demonstration board is an easy-to-use mechatronics development and demonstration platform. Mechatronics refers to implementing intelligent control in a mechanical system.

Mechatronics Demonstration Kit with PIC

The demonstration kit takes a hands-on approach to learning about mechatronics. Jumper wires are provided in the kit which allow the developer to experiment with connecting the PIC microcontroller to various components on the board. These components include sensors, LEDs, human input devices and motor drivers.

Mechatronics Demonstration Kit with PIC

Features Include
  • PIC16F917 MCU with 8 MHz
  • Displays: 8 LEDs and LCD
  • Stepper motor and brushed DC motors
  • Analog temperature sensor
  • 32.768 kHz crystal for time generation
  • Human inputs: 4 tactile switches, 2 potentiometers
  • Optical speed sensor for brushed DC motor
  • ICSP programming capability - MPLAB ICD

Friday, April 09, 2010

MakingThings - Prototyping Interactive Projects

MakingThings - Prototyping Interactive Projects

MakingThings provides software and electronics tools for people who create projects that interact with the physical world. A broad range of people use MakingThings products including artists, designers, students, musicians, hobbyists and engineers.

Make Controller Kit

Using the Make Controller, you can:

  • Control motors (stepper, servo, and DC)
  • Switch lights
  • Monitor Temperature
  • Measure Distance
  • Detect People
  • Sense light
  • Control things from your PC

The Make Controller Kit is an open source project - open firmware, schematics, and accompanying software tools. All products can be purchased directly from our online store, and can be shipped worldwide.

The Controller Board is built around the AT91SAM7X256, and adds the essential components (like the crystal, voltage regulator, filter capacitors, etc.) required to run it, while bringing almost all the processor's signal lines out to standard 0.1" spaced sockets.

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Handy Board - The Cricket Robotics Controller

The Handy Board is a 6811-based microcontroller system that lets you build mobile robots for educational, hobbyist, and industrial purposes. People use the Handy Board to run robot design courses and competitions at the university and high school level, build robots for fun, and control industrial devices.

The Handy Board - The Cricket Robotics Controller
  • can control two motors and can accept two sensors, plus it has an expansion port for additional devices.
  • has a built-in infra-red port, so Crickets can communicate with each other.
  • is powered by four AA batteries.
  • is programmed using "Cricket Logo," a version of the powerful, yet easy-to-learn Logo language.

The Handy Board - The Cricket Robotics Controller

The Handy Cricket is a tiny robotics controller is much smaller than the Handy Board, weighing only a few ounces.

You can control motors and lights with the Cricket. The Cricket can receive information from sensors, like touch sensors and light sensors. Crickets can “talk” to each other, sending messages with infrared (IR) light. People have used Crickets to build little robots, animated rocking horses, automatic gift boxes, and other personal animated toys.

People have used Crickets to collect a bunch of temperature readings and look at them later. Crickets were developed at a major research university and now they are available to the public.

Friday, February 08, 2008

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, December 13, 2007

David Cook - Robot Room Robotics

David Cook - Robot Room Robotics

Robot Building for Beginners book by David Cook Robot Building for Beginners
A beginner's book on how to build a robot, from the author of Robot Room. Contains tricks, tips, and advice on getting started creating your own robots from scratch.

Includes the complete step-by-step instructions (with schematics and part numbers) for building Sandwich, a cool line-following robot!

Intermediate Robot Building book by David Cook Intermediate Robot Building
A whole new book that is perfect for readers of the first book or more experienced robot builders.

Learn machining, how to build a robot power supply, compare motor driver circuits, create an infrared obstacle / wall / opponent sensor, and much more. Plus, make Roundabout, a robot that can explore rooms, follow lines, and battle in robot sumo.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Electro Tech Online - Projects

Electro Tech Online - Projects

Electronic Projects Design/Ideas/Reviews - Are you building an electronic project or want to? Maybe you need some assistance? Come and submit your electronic questions here and let our exprienced members find a solution

Robotics Chat - Specific to discussions about robots and the making of.

Micro Controllers - Discuss all aspects of micro controllers - building them, coding them, etc. All controllers are welcome - PIC, BASIC, Z8 Encore!, etc.

Electronic Projects - A collection of small electronic circuits and projects you can build.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Parallax - Basic Stamp and Propeller

Parallax - Basic Stamp and Propeller

"Parallax, Inc. is a privately held company located in Rocklin, California. Parallax designs and manufactures microcontroller development tools and small single-board computers that are used by electronic engineers, educational institutions, and hobbyists. Our current product line consists of BASIC Stamp microcontrollers and development software....."

Current product line consists of BASIC Stamp microcontrollers and development software, SX chips and programmer/debuggers, project boards, sensors, educational tools, robotics kits, accessories and the Propeller chip.

  • BASIC Stamp Microcontroller
  • Propeller General Information
  • Robot Information
  • Propeller Articles, Software and Documentation
  • Javelin Software and Documentation Downloads
  • Articles by Outside Authors

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Karl Lunts Embedded Robots

Karl Lunts Embedded Robots

"This site contains lots of embedded control and robotics projects that I've developed over the years. Many were featured in past articles in Nuts & Volts magazine, and in my book, Build Your Own Robot! Others were projects that I've shown at various meetings of the Seattle Robotics Society (SRS). And I offer here many powerful tools that I've created for working with the Motorola 68hc11 and 68hc12 microcontrollers." - Karl Lunt

Friday, March 02, 2007

Sumo Robot project of Dave Chu

Dave's Sumo Robot project

The following is my Computer Science project Comp490 and Comp492 in progress. It is a SUMO robot for our local RoboWar tournament. I have been, for the pass two years a participant of the annual RoboWar competition. So, this year I've decided to try to get credit for doing it.

Sumo Robot project of Dave Chu
"I was fortunate enough to find a professor who was willing to supervise my project Dr.Ferhat Khendek. I have decided to do the documentation in HTML format and make it public to anyone who is interested in robotics."

There are two class of robots, remote controlled and autonomous. Remote controlled are operated by a human participant via RF link. Autonomous on the other hand has to be self contained with no human influence in its operations with the exception to its programming.