Monthly Archives: February 2013

Enclosure for Bug’s uc + Environment Sensing

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Android Robot

Printed out an enclosure for Bug’s circuit boards. Also connected the 2 IR sensors on the bumper to the IOIO board for environment sensing. I’ve got the phone’s display to change colour based on whether or not something is detected … Continue reading

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Printing Bug’s Bumper

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Android Robot

The bumper was designed in Google Sketchup (see my previous post on this topic). Google Sketchup saves files in .skp format. So the .skp file needed to be converted into .stl format using this su2stl plugin. The .stl file was … Continue reading

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Car Surveillance System

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Car Surveillance System

How many times have you returned to your parked car only to find it scratched or bumped with no trace of the offender? Well, I’ve had my car vandalised or bumped into on five separate occasions over the years with … Continue reading

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Bumper Design For Bug (the Android Robot)

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Android Robot

This is my new bumper design for Bug. Designed in Google sketchup, it includes two IR sensors (2x Sharp GP2Y0A21YK) and two flex sensors. Waiting on my 3D printer, the Makerbot Replicator 2, which, hopefully will arrive soon so I … Continue reading

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