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Beginning Robotics with Arduino Part 1


Arduino overview

Arduino is a simple Atmel microprocessor with an easy to use electronic and programming interface. An Arduino board includes the Atmel processor and combines it with a USB serial converter, 5 volt voltage regulator, and breakouts for the all of the pins. There’s more to it, but that’s the important take away here.

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IRVing: A Group Robotics Project

Introducing IRVing, the Industrial Robotic Vacuum. IRVing is going to be the first group project for the Robot Group. Sometime in mid to late march I will be announcing the first build day for IRVing. So, what is the idea behind IRVing? The answer after the jump.

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Nomad – Roving Robot

In latter part of 2014 I was asked to review the new Nomad robot chassis from Actobotics. The article was in the March 2015 issue of Servo magazine. These are some images taken of the robot which adopted the name of its chassis kit. Nomad is a roving robot designed to participate in Magellan navigation competitions.

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A New Year, A New Group


Happy 2015

Happy new year. I know it’s a full month into the year, but since this is the first post on the new site in the new year I figured that would be a good way to start.

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