February 2012 Blog Posts (3)

Hacking the HexBug(tm) Spider with the EMGRobotics MSP430G2553RCB for Line Following


This low-cost hack ($44.30 including the cost of the Hexbug spider) converts the remote control toy into a C programmable autonomous robot with a IR range sensor "eye" and a TI MSP430G2231 16bit brain.  After this hack the robot will be able to turn left or right and walk…


Added by eric gregori on February 14, 2012 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Hacked HexBug(tm) Spider Superbowl - Red Giants Vs Blue Patriots

Each robot has been modified with the EMGRobotics MSP430G2553RCB available from (www.buildsmartrobots.com).

Instructions for hacking the HexBug Spider can be found…


Added by eric gregori on February 5, 2012 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Using the EMGRobotics MSP430G2553 Robot Controller Board (RCB) with the Lynxmotion Brat Jr biped

If you have not had the pleasure of building a kit from Lynxmotion yet, you are missing out on a great experience in robotics.  Lynxmotion ( www.lynxmotion.com ) all kinds of quality robot kits.  Pictured above is the least expensive RC…


Added by eric gregori on February 1, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

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