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3D Printer Progress — Garage Style

I won’t go through the instructions on how to build a 3D printer. They can be found pretty much everywhere online. What I will do is show the progress that has been made so far with my garage printer. The first thing is this is a Wolf / Gantry style 3D printer.   I made

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What happens when Android, Arduino, and RC meet?

  Well as it turns out I think this should be self-guided week! So here is what is on my desk right now. Remember those New Bright cars? Lets skip the duct-tape this time. So here is what found its way to my desk.    One Android phone purchased from Radio-Shack. Why do you ask?

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Obstacle Avoidance – Self Guided

One of the unique things that was learned from the Arduino Rover, was the design of basic avoidance routines. The routines are almost always unique to the platform. This is true even if using multiple RC cars. The RC cars drives will respond and handle differently based on a number of basic factors to include traction,

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Mars Rover Autopsy

After having built the RC Rover based on a cheap New Bright RC I would make these recommendations. The Arduino tie in portion was easy, I would use two PING sensors so it can actually detect a cross section of an area. This would allow it to negotiate crowded areas better. The drive wheels stripped

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Mars Rover — Johnny the Robot

Well Johnny the Robot is complete. It was a great Sunday afternoon project to play with. Here is what little Johnny can do. I hope you enjoyed as much as I did. Here is the source code for Arduino as well. Arduino Source Code for Johnny :: JohnnyRC  

The $30 Dollar Mars Rover

So here is the fun project for Sunday. I have enclosed several pictures of components to be used in developing a cheap rover. This little guy should be able to move around a room and avoid basic objects. The fun part is I am going to show you how! But, for tonight can you figure

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