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Review of Palm Pilot Robot Kit

Posted 26 Aug 2002 at 14:16 UTC by steve Share This

The Gadgeteer has posted a new review of the Acroname Palm Pilot Robot Kit (PPRK). The Acroname kit is based on the CMU PPRK which has been covered a couple of times in the past. And, if the cost of the PPRK is too much for you, have a look at Justin Osborn's less expensive Palm-based alternative to the PPRK: Palm Bot.


Howdy all, posted 27 Aug 2002 at 04:33 UTC by josborn » (Journeyer)

Sorry about the webpage, it's got the original project up there and hints about the new pneumatics project, but it hasn't been updated in a while.

I ended up building a pneumatic gripper out of FischerTechnik just right for picking up soda cans and got some relays for the solenoid valves so that the SV203 could control them. I also got a small servo and mounted the IR ranger on it so I can get a sort of arc of distance values. My "plan" is to program the thing so that it can take the sweep of distance values and figure out where a soda can is and then go pick it up. I was going to do that this summer...but summer's now over and it doesn't look like I'm going to have more free time. One day I'll get back to working on it again...

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