The First Law of Robotics: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
(This project is named, in irony, after Isaac Asimov's first law of robotics.)
Updated April 30, 2007 11:20 PM
I'm currently using the 8 servo serial controller, and s666n High Torque servo motor, both of which are made by Pololu Robotics. I highly recommend using their servo controller over the Mini-SSC variety, because of the added resolution. Pololu's servo controllers work with Mini-SSC protocol as well, however I saw quite an increase in precision when I switched over to Pololu protocol.
I'm currently developing a weapons platform for the Defcon Bots competition, which will double as a friendly home security tool!
I'm going to document this project differetly than I usually do, since some of the information needs to be kept private. I will share whatever I feel I can on this page. After the competition I will release more info. If you email me with questions I'll try to answer them as much as I can. More details will be available on the private page.
TIME LINE :
Prototype #4 : ASIMOV1
The 3rd prototype has been built and is operational. Videos Coming Soon!
DEFCON 5 (I watched War Games this weekend...)
defcon5.wmv (7.6 MB)
From the front
Original Proof of Concept
Laser Guided Airsoft Turret
Winner of last years competition
Ashish's Programming Journal Ashish has helped me quite a bit with this project. He's accomplished some cool stuff that relates to the defcon competition (laser tracking, finding luminance, etc).
Pololu 8 Servo Serial Controller (the one I'm using)