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December 18, 2005

Little Bots

I saw this article [hackaday.com] the other day and immediately thought of my college Senior Design project. In the years before I was at college line following robots were all the fad, but my partner and I wanted to go a different route, we decided on a 3D scanner.

Well, it works great in theory, but we just couldn't finance the $2k laser that we would need to do the actual scanning. That totally sucked! In fact, we couldn't do that project and needed to switch to something else. Our project turned out to be a line following bot that avoided obstacles. But the kicker was that we only had 3 weeks to design the hardware, order it, program and test it. We went down to the wire! But, everything worked out in the end.

Posted by Guy at December 18, 2005 9:27 PM