built by Roger Arrick

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Target Environment Locomotion Method
Indoors 3 Wheels
Sensors / Input Devices Actuators / Output Devices
Polaroid sonar range finder
Dinsmore digital compass
CDS light-level sensor
drive motor
movable head
head light
stobe light
Control Method Power Source
Autonomous Battery
CPU Type Operating System
BASIC Stamp None
Programming Lanuage Weight
Time to build Cost to build
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Running a company is time consuming, so it's rare that I actually get to customize a robot just for fun, but here is my latest project - 501c. A suped-up ARobot with all the bells and whistles. The goals of this project were:
  • Experiment with artifical life software
  • To test our application notes
  • To test coprocessor software
  • To have some fun!!!
Many people have asked why I named this robot 501c. I'm past president and current member of the DPRG - Dallas Personal Robotics Group. Due to the success of the DPRG and it's growth, some have decided that the group should obtain non-profit (501c) status. I believe that DPRG shouldn't and a lively debate ensued. Hence the name, 501c. Proudly pronounced on the rear name plate.

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