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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Tracked Base

So, after an incredibly busy weekend, I finished up the tracked base on Sunday night, and shipped it down to the Brain Engineering Lab. It worked out pretty well, all in all. The tracks are controlled with one of my Bioloid bus I/O boards, using a Dimension Engineering Sabertooth 2x10 motor driver. I'm actually driving the robot using a virtual joystick on a simple GUI in Squeak.

Here's a movie of it, testing the waist rotate and tilt functionality:

And here's a movie of it moving around:

*The BrainBot project is directed and funded by the Brain Engineering Lab and Neukom Institute at Dartmouth


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