September 2011 Blog Posts (8)

A perfect little optical whisker

 

http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/1134

 

"The GP2Y0D805 and GP2Y0D810 are Sharp’s smallest and…

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Added by eric gregori on September 30, 2011 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Using the TI MSP430G2553 to Build a Serial - Six Channel RC Servo Controller

Using the TI MSP430G2553 to Build a Serial Six Channel RC Servo Controller

by Eric Gregori

 

 

TI MSP430G2553

 

The MSP430G2553 ( http://www.ti.com/product/MSP430G2553) is the biggest part listed in the TI Value Line.

16K of Flash, 512 Bytes of SRAM, 10bit - 8Channel ADC, UART -- In a 20 pin DIP for $2.80…

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Added by eric gregori on September 28, 2011 at 3:45pm — 5 Comments

New Parallax Laser Range Finder module from Joe Grand at Grand Idea Studios

Joe posted a comment in the "Using the parallax Propeller group" quoted below:  http://buildsmartrobots.ning.com/group/usingaparallaxpropellerinrobotics




"Comment by Joe Grand yesterday…
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Added by eric gregori on September 18, 2011 at 8:05am — No Comments

Lynxmotion BRAT Jr.

The BRAT Jr. from Lynxmotion is a low cost, high quality entry level walking robot. BRAT Jr. is a four servo / four degree of freedom biped with no arms.  The robot is the perfect platform for anybody interested in getting started with walking robots. 

 

BRAT Jr. is built using the …

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Added by eric gregori on September 17, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

TI introduces breakthrough $1.95 DSP and $55 development kit

I am all about learning. Some people are competitive in sports, some are competitive in business, and some are competitive in everything.  I never fit that mold. I have always been passionate about learning.

 

My favorite way to learn something is hands-on.  I like to get my hands dirty early.

 

So when I heard about the new TI  TMS320C553x ultra-low-power DSPs and the …

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Added by eric gregori on September 13, 2011 at 7:51pm — No Comments

Build a $4.30 Programmable Servo Controller

Build a $4.30 Programmable 1200baud Serial Servo Controller

by Eric Gregori

 

The …

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Added by eric gregori on September 4, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Is Sleeping what makes us Intelligent?

I think about artificial intelligence often and as a result I am constantly asking myself what defines "intelligence".  

 

The role of sleep in memory consolidation is an ancient question dating back to the Roman rhetorician Quintilian in the first century A.D. Much research in the past decade has been dedicated to better understanding the interaction between sleep and memory. Yet little is understood.…

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Added by eric gregori on September 3, 2011 at 5:51pm — No Comments

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