The Tech Junkies proudly shows us the latest robot project and how we can built our own open source robot control system!
The tech junkies have been producing impressive tech goods for a while. And this idea has shaped from using the components on new works with a succesfull modification of the robots, named “arduino” and “netdino” they have produced before.
“I’ve been playing around with some ideas for an Arduino/Netduino robot control system the past few months. I knew that I wanted to be able to control my robots from an Android phone, PC, or any other WiFi enabled device. I also knew that I wanted the system to be small and simplistic, but also powerful and extensible. The reason I went with an Arduino (Ethernet Pro) or a Netduino Plus for the controller was the low cost, ease of programming, and the embedded ethernet port. I coupled the onboard ethernet with a wireless router so that I could connect and transmit data to the robot wirelessly. Here are the results of our first robot build with this system. The robot was affectionately named Mantis.”
– Eric Barch, Crew of Tech Junkies
It is now in the market for free and available on Google Code. On the Google Code page you can also find the Arduino, Netduino, and Python code for use on your own robot control system. Episode #7 of The Tech Junkies gives a good overview of how the system is put together, how the code works, and a closer look at the Mantis robot:
here is the basic layout of the wiring for a basic robot setup using this system:
also thanks to T.k. Hareendran