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Bluetooth enabled Micro-robot

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June 4, 2004

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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One of my last projects was a 4x4 differential drone, built from scratch, remotely controlled via Bluetooth using an Android smartphone. Schematics / demo video here: http://www.pocketmagic.net/?p=1398 Besides ultrasonic sensors, the robot is about to be equipped with a homemade geiger counter sensor to detect \"exotic\" environment parameters like the dangerous ionizing radiation. There are quite a few possibilities since the robot has an ATmega microcontroller that can easily support additional sensors. The data is sent back to the Android device, via bluetooth.

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