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The Arduino will be grafted into my partly built Cybot. power may be an issue, but we will see.

Robotics and other technology things...

16/01/2009 12:51 PM

fixed an old link for Futurebots. Sanguino is the big brother to the Arduino: I have one with an eye to the RepRap 3D printing machines..

20/05/2007 1:31 PM

Arduino, an avr-based microcontroller system for well, controlling stuff: it is Open Source hardware and software; you can build your own PCBs from scratch (all plans, layouts and schematics/circuit diagrams are available) or buy ready to go modules from people in different parts of the world to hack upon as you wish. There is a small but growing community working and inventing with this device/electronic art/thingy. Addon cards (they are all oddly shaped) are called shields. The Cybot will get an infusion of Arduino!!

7/05/2007 11:06 AM

FutureBot.com have some interesting parts, including older memory devices and useful devices for your pet robot project. I bought one of their CMU camera units on eBay and it worked Ok as a primitive messaging cam- I think it could make an interesting detector...

Robots Magazine - interesting, but leaning towards robotics kits and competition models. Lots of interesting ads for bits suppliers. another attempt to get USians interested in making rather than just consuming technology. A bit gungho in spots...

TeRK Telepresence Robot Kit - educational robotics project at Carnegie-Mellon with GPLd software to run on special wireless-internet enabled robots available as kits - gotta love the flower bot that can catch a ball with its petals!

7/02/2007 10:31 PM

The Real Robots kits haven't been completed yet. I am looking at other robotic stuff with the Atmel controller chips when I get a sliver of free time...

Make Magazine - interesting DIY techno slant - a valiant effort to reverse the general slide into techno-ignorance in the USA particularly..