Author Archives: ryan

Clean Christmas Ornaments with a Robot and a Cat

Mike brings us some holiday cheer with a fun video of his Squirt robot spraying down some Christmas ornament using an Android phone for a remote control. His cat Wanda even makes a cameo appearance and doesn’t seem to mind … Continue reading

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New Video Overview of the Cellbots Java App for Android

Charles, Chaitanya, and I put together this quick video to showcase the four control modes available in the Cellbots app for Android. We used an iRobot Create, a Nexus One (with car dock), a Nexus S, and a Chrome OS … Continue reading

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Googlers Give Cellbots a Major Upgrade

The past year has been an exiting time for Cellbots. We’ve seen contributions from all over the globe with code submitted from Europe, Australia, South America, and multiple cities in the US. The community has continued to grow with members … Continue reading

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Cellbots at the International Science & Engineering Fair

We’re thrilled to be demoing our Android Cellbots at the 2010 Intel International Science & Engineering Fair this week in San Jose, California. Thousands of people will be dropping by the Google booth to play with four of the robots … Continue reading

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Powering A Robot From The Phone’s Battery

We’ve simplified the Tankbot so much that this has to be one of the simplest and cheapest robots around. Instead of a 5v Arduino, which needs 3.3v to 5v logic level converting, we’re using a 3.3v Arduino Mini Pro. The … Continue reading

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