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Converting a micro servo to continuous rotation

Say you want to build a small robot, but you soon discover that DC motors move too fast and geared DC motors are too expensive. Then you hear about servos. Servos are basically geared DC motors, and microservos seem just … Continue reading

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Grisbot: U-Turn Mode

The idea is to once again program the robot by holding it up to the computer screen — but this time by analog rather than digital communications. (I call this U-Turn Mode because of the U on the screen, but … Continue reading

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Assembling Goldie the Grisbot

Here are the parts laid out for ‘Goldie’ the Grisbot. I call her Goldie because her acrylic casing will be yellow, and ‘Yellowy’ doesn’t quite work as a name for a vivacious young lady. First step is to place the … Continue reading

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Mini gris servo calibration mode

The robot ‘brain’ (aka ATMega328) needs to know how long the servos must rotate in order to properly execute moves and turns. Hence there must be a servo timing calibration mode, and a way to initiate the mode. I’ve toyed … Continue reading

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Mini Grisbot in action

Preliminary test of my robot.

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2013: Year of the Raspberry Robot

My interest in the Raspberry Pi concerns its use as robot brains. I made the above chart to help me better understand where the Raspberry Robotics development process is heading. I’ll need an IDE on my laptop/desktop which can transfer … Continue reading

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Mini gris on a mini breadboard

Here is the wiring diagram for the mini gris mini breadboard. As soon as I post it, I’ll realize there’s something wrong. So we may as well get it over with.

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