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Just to say hi to all
« on: April 08, 2009, 01:37:07 PM »
Hi all

This is an awesome site. !!!

Years back -- 1980s-- when I was younger -- I had the opportunity to work with precision robotics in Switzerland and thereafter I went on to other stuff.

My interest in robotics has surfaced -- and I am going to build a simple  one first. The project is going to  be a home pool skimmer . Working on the mechanical aspects  and how to make it cover the pool area unattended.

I intend to use a Debian linux powered controller -- called the SLUG -- see http://www.nslu2-linux.org/ , is light weight and draws just 5 watts off 5V. Hope to use the USB interface for peripheral controls--movement, sensors etc.This unit will permit sophisticated programming --maybe  in perl or python.

Feedback and ideas welcome !!!

Will keep you updated.

Cheers


 


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