Overvoltage

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Rover 1 has been a fun project, but Rover 1 is too small for our ambitions. It’s time to start working with a wheelchair-based robot platform. However, before we make the move, let’s make one last modification to Rover 1. … Continued

Rover 1 Arduino RC Code

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In our last post we spent a good bit of time speculating why folks are often afflicted with Codeaphobia. At the end of the post we gave a super-small Arduino program that makes the Arduino’s LED blink. Today, I’m going … Continued

Don’t Fear the Code Reaper

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As promised in the last post, today we are going to have The Talk about programming. So grab a log and put in on the fire, come on over here little whipper-snapper and listen close as ‘ole dad Roby tells … Continued

Rover 1 is Born

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In the last post, we decided to take a small detour away from immediately building big rovers. So today let’s tackle this exercise of creating a small-scale RC-controlled rover as an introduction for future efforts. Since we’re going to be … Continued

Whoa There Horsey!

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Welcome back my friends! Immediately after hitting publish on the last post, I knew that we had to point the true beginner roboticist to a wonderful tool for starting out in robotics. I highly recommend you consider purchasing a skid-steer … Continued

Sourcing the Machine 1: Drivetrain BOM

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One goal of this series is to demystify the art/science of robotics. Let me state that more clearly: I want you to be able to build a self-driving robot with a slick, friendly interface, even if: You know little about software … Continued

Let’s Build an Autonomous Large-Scale Mower

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Hi! Are you curious about wild new technologies? Have you ever wanted to build a robot — perhaps an autonomous large-scale lawn mower? If you are interested in these wonderfully fascinating machines that have revolutionized agriculture and are changing transportation, then I … Continued

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