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Template for laser cutting in Inkscape

An optional element of today’s workshop is to design some additional laser cut acrylic parts for your robot. To do so, you will need to draw the shapes you want in a vector drawing program called Inkscape (it’s free software, … Continue reading

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RoboSlam robot for Dublin Maker 2016

We’re thrilled to be bringing RoboSlam to Dublin Maker 2016 (Merrion Square, Dublin, Saturday 23rd July 2016). We’ve had a stand at Dublin Maker for the last two years and it’s an amazing event. This year, like last year, we’ll … Continue reading

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Alternative version of the zigzag example using motor control functions

This is an alternative version of the zigzag example program from the RoboSlam workshop. It encapsulates the code that sets the motor control pins in handy reusable functions: forward() reverse() turnleft() turnright() stoprobot() // // RoboSlam example: Better Zigzag with … Continue reading

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Robot build instructions and code for Tech Week / Science Week Oct/Nov 2015

PDF instructions for building the robot Link to editable Google doc of instructions

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Colour Sensor Example Code

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Instructions, laser cutting patterns and C code for RoboSlam robots at Dublin Maker 2015

This is the PDF of instructions for building our Dublin Maker 2015 RoboSlam robot: PrintableRoboSlamCafeInstructionsforDublinMaker2015.pdf This is the laser cutting design for cutting out the robot (one, two or three robot versions): Editable Inkscape SVG version of laser cutting design … Continue reading

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Daniel’s code

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RoboSlam Testing Code and hex file

This program implements 5 selectable behaviours: blink – leave P1.1-3 unconnected (pins 3-6) zig-zag – ground P1.1 (pin 3) distance checker – ground P1.2 (pin 4) sumo – ground P1.3 (pin 5) avoid – ground P1.4 (pin 6) Compiled program … Continue reading

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RoboSlam Instructions for CAO Open Day 2015

These instructions outline a shorter method of building the RoboSlam robot, custom adapted for the CAO Open Day in the DIT School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Saturday 28th March 2015). Stage 1: Preparation Step 1.1: Switch to Firefox If … Continue reading

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Instructions for assembling the colour sensor module

These instructions explain how to construct the colour sensor module shown below, which the RoboSlam robot can use to detect the white edge of the RoboSumo arena. Once the sensor module is complete, it connects to the rest of the … Continue reading

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