Who We Are?
We are a small team of researchers developing robotics and measurements applications using the beaglebone microcontroller. We are primarily interested in educational usages. The artist-in-residence is developing commercial art.
These are robots that we’ve designed with a little information about them.
Control and Sensor SYstem (CASSY) - v1
CASSY is the final PIC-based robot that Dr. Wright designed. Radio Shack had partnered with Vex Robotics to make the basic parts that compose CASSY readily available. This only lasted for a few years, before Vex Robotics struck out independently. However, this robot can be assembled in several hours and introduces students to many mechanical engineering concepts, such as alignment. Off-the-shelf sensors were chosen to measure yaw rate and wheel rotation. The controller communicates with a host computer via bluetooth.
With the advent of 3D printing, this concept has been supplanted by CASSY – v2 which is designed around the Beaglebone Black. This is a work in progress at this point.