Tag: Arduino

As projects get more complex, the tools you use start to become somewhat unwieldy, and they are no longer as effective as before. YardBot runs with 2 Arduinos, and currently my process for updating their firmware requires starting an Ubuntu …

Building Arduino firmware with CMake and catkin Read More »

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As I think up more and more things to do with YardBot, I’ve started to reach the limits of what a normal Arduino MEGA can handle. With an 8 MHz clock speed and 2KB of RAM available, Arduinos have never …

Finding the performance limit of an Arduino MEGA Read More »

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The next stage of my robot project is to make software talk to hardware. Previously I mentioned how I translate PS3 controller data into something useful for a robot. Before getting into complex real-world control, I wanted to check that …

Open loop DC motor control with a PS3 controller Read More »

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When I started this project I knew I couldn’t attack it all at once. This was for reasons of time, money and tool access so I have to pick away at it whenever I can. Currently that means working on …

Prototyping part of the electronic system with Arduino Read More »

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Robots. They’ve been around for a while, but thanks to the quickening pace of technology progress, they’re only starting to hit their stride. I built LEGO Mindstorms robots many years ago, and working for a robotics company was a dream …

Meet YardBot Read More »

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