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Roomba Hacking 101

Roomba Hacking 101

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So you wanna hack a Roomba eh? Well here’s a collection of info to help you on your way. Myself, Jeremie, and Mark Martens did a little bit of the dirty work so you don’t have to. I hope you find this list of resources helpful:

First off somehow the ultimate resource for taking control …..

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The WCRS Leonard

The WCRS Leonard

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The WCRS Leonard board is a community driven project, originating from the Western Canadian Robot Society’s idea of a fully featured, all-in-one Robotics board that’s at a reasonable cost. We wanted to go completely open source with the design to allow users to gain complete knowledge of what hardware is included on the board, what it does …..

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Build Your Own RC Tankbot

Build Your Own RC Tankbot

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Build Your Own RC Tankbot

Mark Martens and I recently finished up the RC Brutusbot project for Solarbotics, and while it has already been presented on the Solarbotics Blog I felt the urge to go beyond that and share a deeper look into what we did. I wanted to present an alternate way to make your own …..

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Spin Code for Spin Stamp on Hybrid Beam Walker

Spin Code for Spin Stamp on Hybrid Beam Walker

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Here is the code I used to test the Spin stamp on the Walker when the hardware was completed:

”Test Program for Spin stamp on Scoutwalker III
”Written for Jonathan Knil by Jeremie Boulianne
”January 31, 2011
”This program uses the Spin stamp to monitor and control
”the ScoutWalker III from Solarbotics

CON
_clkmode = xtal1 + …..

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There’s a New SheRifF in Town and Their Name is Synapse Wireless

There's a New SheRifF in Town and Their Name is Synapse Wireless

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Could Synapse Wireless’s 802.14.5 RF engines be an Xbee killer?

It seems that we in the hobby industry have been a little naive as to think that Digi International’s reign as RF Networking King would last forever? Not only have Roving Networks under cut them on pricing with their new WiFi node but they now have some stout …..

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Freedom555bot: Don’t we all Deserve a little Freedom?

Freedom555bot: Don't we all Deserve a little Freedom?

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Here is my entry for the 555 contest, a robot that can be set free on any ferrous metal structure. It has rare earth magnets for wheels (covered in hot glue for traction) attached to micro servos modified for continuous rotation. The bot closely resembles the Beetlebot by Jerome Demers, as it uses limit switches to change …..

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The Hybrid BEAM Walker My Introduction to the BEAM-uC Team-up

The Hybrid BEAM Walker My Introduction to the BEAM-uC Team-up

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Jonthan Knil, who has a background in neuro-science, came up with the idea that he walked to do a project that closely mimicked the brain of a simple organism, starting with an extremely simplified system and gradually working upwards until the full capability of the hardware was reached. He decided on the …..

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