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all robots should have lasers
« on: April 25, 2007, 07:26:37 PM »
I bought this laser pointer two years ago but just never got around to adding it to any of my robots . . . appears that this guy beat me to it!

autonomous
[youtube=425,350]5_nGnjVByCw[/youtube]

remote control
[youtube=425,350]FgBQZ54nQho[/youtube]

the description of his robot is here:
http://ashishrd.blogspot.com/2007/04/self-navigating-microbric-viper-robot_25.html

and how he uses a camera and the laser pointer to find objects (neat idea!)
http://ashishrd.blogspot.com/2006/11/obstacle-detector-using-webcam-and.html

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Re: all robots should have lasers
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2007, 07:51:05 PM »
pretty cool

I want that drivetrain. so quick and accurate.

« Last Edit: April 25, 2007, 08:02:15 PM by ed1380 »
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Re: all robots should have lasers
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2007, 08:46:16 PM »
thats a pretty sweet idea, now it just needs a laser that can cut through steel beams!
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Re: all robots should have lasers
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2007, 04:09:04 AM »
i'm actually using the same method of laser ranging on my current robot project except i'm using one of those DIY laser level things that draw a straight line of laser light so i don't need the servo.
it works pretty well but you need a fair bit of processing power on board.

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Re: all robots should have lasers
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2007, 02:47:43 PM »
I just found some compact laser pointers for a bit more than $2 each, and hooked them into our robot.  See -

http://www.surveyor.com/cgi-bin/robot_journal.cgi/2007/07/17#103

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Re: all robots should have lasers
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2007, 08:23:13 AM »

I want that drivetrain. so quick and accurate.



I think they are the same as http://www.microbric.com/page.php?sId=20

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Re: all robots should have lasers
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2007, 07:13:03 AM »
That is pretty cool!

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Re: all robots should have lasers
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2007, 09:45:49 AM »
yea but wouldn't it be more efficient if you go infrared...    the laser looks cool in some cases, but wat happens if you dont want a red, blue, or green dot. 

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Re: all robots should have lasers
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2007, 07:48:30 AM »
with infrared lasers there is no blink reflex making them far more dangerous to people's eye sight.
as a result you would need to use a far less bright laser.

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Re: all robots should have lasers
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2007, 10:41:37 AM »
He has a new version, and it was inspired by my Stampy robot!!! :D

[youtube=425,350]LHMiD4DAVaU[/youtube]

This is what he wrote on his blog:
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Hey folks! Here's a little something I built about a month ago, but couldn't get enough time from college to write about it. Well, it's an object tracking camera panner which tracks any object moving in close range. Unlike my previous method for object tracking, this technique will track almost any moving object, irrespective of its color, using two lasers for edge detection. Depending on which laser is focused on the object, the computer decides which direction to drive. I came up with this idea after watching a video on SoR (Society of Robots) of a sumo robot, called Stampy. Stampy uses a single IR rangefinder for edge detection. Watch the video below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbhMuPF0Qj4

I used lasers instead of IR rangefinders. My initial plan was to use a single laser..but then it occurred to me that I would have to shake the laser left/right continuously for tracking the trailing edge of an object. So, I decided to go with two lasers instead of one. :)

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Re: all robots should have lasers
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2008, 06:09:37 PM »
I bought this laser pointer two years ago but just never got around to adding it to any of my robots . . . appears that this guy beat me to it!

autonomous
[youtube=425,350]5_nGnjVByCw[/youtube]

remote control
[youtube=425,350]FgBQZ54nQho[/youtube]

the description of his robot is here:
http://ashishrd.blogspot.com/2007/04/self-navigating-microbric-viper-robot_25.html

and how he uses a camera and the laser pointer to find objects (neat idea!)
http://ashishrd.blogspot.com/2006/11/obstacle-detector-using-webcam-and.html





all robots sould have REAL lasers

http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Flashlight-Hack!!/
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Re: all robots should have lasers
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2008, 07:20:27 PM »
your link is 404. but i'm pretty sure you mean this  ;D
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Re: all robots should have lasers
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2008, 07:56:48 PM »
your link is 404. but i'm pretty sure you mean this  ;D
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/756433/laser_flashlight_hack/


wow i am so building that


it only works with DVD burner diodes right?

does it work with CD burner diodes?
Check out the Roboduino, Arduino-compatible board!


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Re: all robots should have lasers
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2008, 08:02:44 PM »
dvd only sorry


you could try this as well

http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-wood-burning-pen/
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