Archive for the ‘Toy Hacking’ Category

Wireless Robotics Platform: Cheap R/C Vehicle + Arduino + XBee + Processing

05/03/2010


Wow. I definetly have to check this step by step guide to build your own Processing-controlled car.
Toy Hacking is one of the best way to learn how to deal with little hardware. Very well detailed.
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Some Features:

  • All logic controlling the vehicle is performed in a Processing program running on remote computer. The Arduino program listens for commands from the remote computer.
  • Bi-directional wireless communication over XBee radios with (theoretical) 1-mile range. I’ve accomplished 1/4 mile range with these radios.
  • Sensor events are transmitted from the vehicle to the controlling computer. This vehicle has 3 microswitches – two on front bumper and one at the rear.
  • Original circuitry of vehicle replaced with dual H-Bridge circuit to control drive motor and turn motor. Drive motor is controlled with variable speed.
  • Power: Vehicle motors powered by 4 AA batteries. Arduino with XBee shield powered by 9V battery mounted at front of vehicle.
  • Simple communications protocol: 2 byte commands from controller to vehicle, one byte sensor readings from vehicle to controller.

via [NootropicDesign]
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RoboSapienServer

02/03/2010

Nice mix of Karl Castleton’s RoboSapienIRand Ethernet Library’s WebServer.

Check out everything you need to know to build one your own.
Via [KevinHaw]
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Bring the crane game home

26/02/2010

Now we all can learn & train to win the naughty crane ganes.

Via [Hackaday]
Here’s direct link to the Instructable

Babuinobot Project

25/02/2010

Isn’t an Arduino visual programming tool for kids (and noobs) everybody’s dream?
Well, by reading this documentation. All you have to do is downloading the software and go through the instructions.

Loving these picture of youngsters interacting with PC & technologies

Via [BabuinoBot]
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i-SOBOT + Arduino

23/02/2010

Hack of an i-SOBOT with Arduino. Many info (not only in japanese) and a shield for Arduino + GUI for Mac
via [ogutti.sakura.ne]
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Arduino goes to Unity = Power Glove 20th Anniversary Edition

22/02/2010

Matt Mechtley has managed to port NES Power Glove to Unity, one of the major game development tools. Obliosly using Arudino. here’s the instuctable

Vvvvvvvvvvvvintage!

via [LearnUnity3D]

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RC MicroMachines

19/02/2010

nice video and explanation from Tiago Serra on his project of Remoted Micro Machines. Codes & Project here (Portuguese). Photos here.

via [vimeo]