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One of the single most expensive components that go to make up an amateur mobile robot is its power source. Of course, I’m speaking of the batteries that supply the current necessary to power motors, sensors and processors on board the robot (unless any of you have worked the bugs out of cold fusion, we’ll […]

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A short article on how to build a simple infrared proximity detector. Adapted from the Stamps In Class robotics curriculum. After setting up your robot’s motors and letting it run, one of the first things you’ll realize, is that most likely it will run straight into a wall. How do get your robot to detect […]

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Here’s a nifty hack to add a shaft encoder directly into a servo box. Parts:1. Servo – Preferrably a Futaba or Tower Systems2. Drill3. Photointerrupter – Rat. Shack #276-142 (NOT the package with the diode and transistor separate),or any standard ‘U’ shaped photointerrupter – Available in most printers, VCRs, etc.4. Hot glue5. Potentiometer Background: For […]

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