A Robot By D. Jay Newman
Groucho was featured in Jay's book Linux
Robotics - Programming Smarter Robots
Zagros Robotics REX 14C Round base w/Globe motors (300 in-oz) and
encoders; plus three extra decks The base and decks are 14 inches in
- An iBase 890c Pentium M Mini-ITX board with a Pentium
M 755 (2.0 GHz), 1 GB RAM, and a 40 GB laptop hard drive. This system runs
Gentoo Linux. I got this system from
Logic Supply. One thing I like about this board is that it can run from
any power from 12V to 19V. haven't tested the limits yet, though.
Devantech SRF08 I2C sonar units.
- Sharp I/R Rangers
- Linksys wireless card
- Video: a Logitech Orbit webcam. It pans, it tilts,
and it looks cool.
- Two 12 V 12 amp-hour SLA batteries
- Programming: mostly in Java. I plan on a hybred
reactive/ANN architecture with a ROBIN control network.
2nd Deck - Processor and Harddrive
Lower Deck - Batteries and Power Distribution