Author Archives: Jeff Cicolani

m3pi by Pololu

From pololu.com: “The Pololu m3pi robot consists of a 3pi robot base with a fully assembled m3pi expansion board as its second level. This expansion board enables the use of a powerful 32-bit mbed development board as the robot’s high-level controller, which offers significantly more processing power and free I/O lines than the 3pi’s built-in 8-bit AVR microcontroller. There are also sockets for Wixel and XBee wireless serial modules as well as prototyping space for additional sensors and electronics.”

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Beginning Robotics with Arduino Part 1

Introduction

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

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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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