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Copyright 1996, 2000, Denis Cousineau
The following pages presents some of my designs.
First, I developed around 1995 software and hardware to control a robot from a PC. The software presented is for Windows 3.1 (so pretty much outdated...). The circuitry, source code and two tutorials are available.
Second are ants. If you want a good challenge, make an ant. Ants are 6-legged robots. They are more complex than spider because 8 legs are more stables and can hold heavier motors.
There is also the arms. At first, I wanted to develop a robot that could interact with the human, performing orders such as "move this and that". With this objective, an arm was more appropriate than a wheeled robot.
Before making a robot, the questions you must answers are:
Will it move? If yes, with legs or wheels? If there is a hand, will it moves according to Cartesian coordinates (x, y, z in 3-D space, or with radial coordinates (rotations)? What kind of sensors will it possess (pressure sensors, light detectors, sound detectors...)?
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