Inspiring Students in Slovenia: BeagleBone® Blue Based Micromouse

Maze solving robots are one of the most engaging ways to expose teens to engineering, electronics and coding.  At the University of Ljubljana, the oldest and largest university in Slovenia, high school students are doing exciting work with robotic “mice” based … Continue reading Inspiring Students in Slovenia: BeagleBone® Blue Based Micromouse

Using BeagleBone Blue to build an Autopilot Robot (part 1) – Circuit Cellar article

Hi folks! My name is Pedro Bertoleti and I’m a software engineer from Brazil. The October issue of Circuit Cellar’s magazine came out yesterday (9/18/2018), and I’ve written one of the articles of this issue (Title: “Building an Autopilot Robot (part 1)”, page 16). This article shows the groundwork for reliable  speed estimation based in the accelerometer measurements and uses this speed in a PID controller to make an Autopilot system for a 4-wheel robot. This project uses as development kit the amazing BeagleBone Blue, a board focused on robotics projects usage.   Autopilot Robot – project features   This … Continue reading Using BeagleBone Blue to build an Autopilot Robot (part 1) – Circuit Cellar article

BeagleBone Black project spotlight: BeagleBot

By Natalie Nelms It’s amazing what you can create when you pair a few spare parts lying around and an inventive imagination. In this instance, these ingredients gave birth to BeagleBot – a small test robot for localization algorithms! “After seeing demos of SLAM at home brew robotics society meetings, along with people using Kinects as cheap lidars, I was hooked on robot localization,” explained BeagleBot’s creator Nathaniel Lewis on the origins of this project. “I wanted to learn everything I could about these algorithms and I needed a test platform. So, I took parts I had laying around the … Continue reading BeagleBone Black project spotlight: BeagleBot

BeagleBoard-xM project spotlight: Fish on Wheels

By Tara Stratton Don’t drink and drive, unless you are the driver of today’s featured Beagle project. That is, unless you are… a fish! Goldfish can now explore the world beyond the limits of the tank with Fish on Wheels, a robotic car from Studio diip, a design shop in the Netherlands. Fish on Wheels has made a splash (pun intended!) in publications from Discovery and Popular Science to Hackaday and Geek.com, receiving popular acclaim from people who wanted their own goldfish at home to be able to put the pedal to the metal. Image credit: Studio diip As the … Continue reading BeagleBoard-xM project spotlight: Fish on Wheels

BeagleBone Black project spotlight: BBot robot

By Tara Stratton What’s your perfect vacation? Mine involves sitting out by the pool under the sun as people deliver me ice-cold drinks. Andy Gikling seems to have a similar dream, and he figured out a way to live the good life every weekend—by developing the BBot robot! The BBot is an open source, remote-controlled drink serving robot. This “cooler camel” puts a cooler on a mini trailer and delivers drinks to people at the pool. As Andy put it, “Why not have a robot go get the drinks? It’s 2013 people!” And with the ability to haul 30-40 lbs, … Continue reading BeagleBone Black project spotlight: BBot robot