Autonomous drones and robots utilize small motors. These fast-spinning mini motors require miniature encoders and IC package sizes. This article shows how an optical sinusoidal encoder provides a higher resolution and increased speeds with a 2x3 mm dual simultaneous-sampling SAR-ADC.
August 11, 2020 by Bonnie Baker, Maxim Integrated
Developing a robot with a computer brain needs a bunch of software tools on the computer side—like software drivers, third party tools for computer vision, simulation tools, and more. ROS framework gathers all these tools and manages how you develop a code for your robot.
June 26, 2017 by Yahya Tawil
Tracking an infrared light source is not as difficult as you might think; a 14-pin PICAXE, a stepper motor with a driver IC, three phototransistors, and a few other components will do the trick.
January 17, 2017 by Charles R. Hampton