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…

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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…

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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…

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

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