Category Archives: Robotics

1st Gen Roomba Overview

Before I can rebuild Bumblebee, my 1st generation Roomba, I need to figure out how he works.  I’m going to split this into three sections; Power , motors and sensors.  I’m going to cover how to interface with each of these in future posts. Power This was simple enough, I charged the battery and put… Read More »

Microsoft Surface, MSR and Robots

Microsft Research never cease to amaze me, I was lucky enough to briefly visit the labs in Cambridge last week and I’ll freely admit I was gushing like a star-struck fan!  Engadget have an article up featuring some of the work MSR are doing with Surface and SAR robotics, well worth checking out. http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/11/microsoft-surface-controlled-robots-to-boldly-go-where-rescuers/ Keegan

Netduino Quadcopter

In my first post last year I stated that my New Years resolution was to build more stuff, the Jukebox lights are wired up and that project is more or less done.  One of my other ambitions mentioned was to design and build a UAV. Now, I’m a Microsoft guy.  It’s what I know and… Read More »