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Greets people, recognizes faces, tracks moving objects and follows them (hopefully)
I will be taking a bit of a break from the APM rover to start a new project that's a bit more challenging. I got this idea from a game in the fallout series (New … Read more

Choice of inverter for 17 inch monitor

Hie everyone, for my next project i am working in a telepresence robot for hardware i have
GA-D525-TUD Mini itx, 1.8ghz intel atom D525
RAM- 4Gb
HDD- 320Gb SATA
160W dc-dc psu (cheapest one i could find)
12v 12AH SLA Battery 
17 inch L1710S monitor (Rated at 1 A) 

Power consumption Spec:

Power Supply

Navigates around Autonomously with pre-programmed waypoints
Using a
After seering that many people like making their rc quad-copters/ helicopters and planes autonomous by use of gps guided flight controllers, i throught i would try … Read more
For object avoidance, the ultrasonic or the ir range finders do not always see and object and i often notice my robot running into things and getting stuck. I … Read more

Are Diodes Necessary in a H bridge circuit for motor braking?

Hie i am trying to build a mosfet motor driver using the schematic shown below. Do i need protection diodes for motor braking as indicated by those red squares and are they facing the right way?

A large useful platform for any outdoor projects
Using a
I have recently taken an interest in making multi terrain/outdoor robots i decided that buidling a test platform will be good for testing sensors and differen … Read more

Needing Assistance with High amp motor controller for Arduin0

Hello everyone. i am new o the word of motor controllers. 
I am trying to make a 4wd robot capable of going offroad. It will be controlled with my arduino MEGA and XBEE. I have almost everything in check except for the motor controllers.

The motor controllers i have found  are dual channel controller and i intend of controlling 2 motors per channel. 
The specification of my motor controller is as shown below:
http://banebots.com/p/M2-RS540-120

I have several choices i could buy:

Surveillance robot controlled by remote control. autonomous upgrades to follow
What in inspired me to build this machine: I was always fascinated with robots and how they worked. I was further inspired by superdroid robots's wheeled platforms … Read more
Navigate around via ultrasound
Using a
Hello everyone. My ultrasonic sensors arrived (4 in total) but instead of using them on my scrapbot, i found some 360 degree servos that i had gathering dust from a … Read more