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Hacking the Hexbug™ Spider XL to Add Computer Vision Using a Smartphone

You can download the PDF of these instructions by clicking here.



Added by eric gregori on January 7, 2013 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

EMGRobotics Audio Servo Controller (ASC)

Controlling RC servos using a smartphone or tablet has never been easier (or cheaper ) than with the EMGRobotics Audio Servo Controller ( ASC ).  Simply insert the ASC's 3.5mm male audio plug into your smartphone, tablet, or PC and start controlling up to two servos with digital precision.

You can purchase your ASC at for only $10.95 (or $12.95 with optional battery holder and switch).…


Added by eric gregori on November 25, 2012 at 7:09pm — No Comments

Controlling Robot with Cell Phone

Currently in progress the mobile telephony…


Added by JAIME ANDRES RINCON ARANGO on August 21, 2012 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Robomagellan 2012 Build Diary - Day 8

You can find the beginning of this project blog here:

My first week on the project and I am already behind.  I was doing some really exciting work for my real job and putting in some serious hours.  I did get a few hours here and their to…


Added by eric gregori on July 3, 2012 at 2:01am — 8 Comments

Robomagellan 2012 Build Diary - Day 1

It's amazing how quickly time flies.  It seems like Chibots RoboMagellan 2011 was just 6 months ago.  In fact, it has been almost a year.  If you are not familiar with the Chibots anual RoboMagellan competition, check out the Chibots website:…


Added by eric gregori on June 24, 2012 at 8:30pm — 15 Comments

C & A Robot Factory, Inc. - All Kids LOVE Robots (and Legos)

326 Peterson Road, Libertyville, IL 60048



Added by eric gregori on May 25, 2012 at 8:27pm — 1 Comment

EMGRobotics No Solder 4IR Programmable Line Following Robot Kit

EMGRobotics No Solder 4IR Line Follower Robot Kit

A complete line following robot kit that requires no soldering.

  • EMGRobotics MSP430G2553TBRCB-NR
    • Socketed MSP430G2553 -> 16K flash, 512 Bytes RAM, A/D converter, ...
    • TB6612 dual 1 amp bidirectional motor controller (3 to 6volt)
    • 4 channel RC servo controller
    • 3.0 volt regulator (works with batteries from 3 volts to 6 volts)
    • 10 pin I/O port with digital, analog, serial, and…

Added by eric gregori on May 24, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

Arduino Rocket Launcher

Hey Arduino Fans and Roboteers alike,

You're going to want to take a look at this most recent project:

MINDS-i's Rocket Launcher…


Added by Tim Lines on May 21, 2012 at 12:34pm — 2 Comments

Canny Edge Detection Explained

The article was published in EETimes.  I cannot reprint it here, but I can give you the link.

The article provides an overview of how the Canny Edge detector works.  It also explains how to use the Canny edge detector in OpenCV.…


Added by eric gregori on May 10, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Introducing the New EMGRobotics MSP430G2553TB Robot Controller Board (RCB)

MSP430G2553TBRCB Features:

  • Board ships fully assembled
  • Board ships…

Added by eric gregori on April 28, 2012 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Almost Human: Making Robots Think

Almost Human: Making Robots Think by Lee Gutkind is an incredibly interesting look into the field of robotics from a completely different perspective.  The author follows a team of CMU roboticist into the field with their robot Zoe.…


Added by eric gregori on April 16, 2012 at 8:35pm — No Comments

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