Palm sized Blackfin robot explorer

Many hobbyist have a secret wish to build a small robot with fancy features like camera, various sensors, and remote control. Remote robots with camera can be real fun and a big help in dangerous situations. So here it is a small palm size 500 MHz Blackfin BF537 robot that is equipped with wi-fi interface that allows controlling robot remotely by sitting by computer. Java based software (SRV-1) runs a small web server application that allows to connect to robot from anywhere in the world. Great thing is that Robot firmware is developed by using GPL open source tool chains, so no problem to update or expand as there is a full access to source code (GPL) and schematics. So charge it and here’s a 4 hour of continuous fun. Continue reading