TV Remote Controlled Robot using Arduino

Contributor: 
Deepesh Verma

Basically, the Remote controls of Electronic Appliances be it TV, DVD, etc., work on IR communication principles. They transmit a code, in the form of IR pulses which is decoded by the reciever to carry out a specific operation. Each key has been assigned a specific code based on a certain standard protocol developed by the manufacturer.

There are number of protocols that have been developed till the date by various manufacturers including Sony, Philips, etc. Some of common and widely used protocols are Sony SIRC, Philips RC5/RC6, NEC, etc.

Game Playing Robotic Hand

Contributor: 
Sumayya Mehfooz, Hina Iftikhar and Saad Abdullah

In 21st century the field of robotics have emerged very quickly and continues to bringing new technological advances to many sectors of society.With the belief that it's only a matter of time before the robots rise and replace all humans. The robots are not only being used in automotive and medical industries for doing work but now it is also used for entertainment purpose such as games.This  project is inspired from Kuka Robot one of the fastest robot on earth specialized in table tennis manufactured in Germany and flappy bird one of the game which was automated and played by image processing phenomena. In this project, the game “Racing Moto” one of the popular mobile app is automated by robotic hand. 

Step by Step: Line Follower Robot Without Microcontroller

Contributor: 
Rachana Malviya, Technido

Line follower is an autonomous robot which follows either black line in white are or white line in black area. Robot must be able to detect particular line and keep following it. For special situations such as cross over’s where robot can have more than one path which can be followed, predefined path must be followed by the robot.Line following is a task in which robot has to follow the line. It must be capable of taking various degrees of turns to follow the curved lines also.The Line following Robot moves to follow a line drawn on the floor. This Robot follows the black line which is drawn over the white surface .

The Google Driverless Car

Written By: 
Shalem Pravas

We know them as the most popular search engine in the World Wide Web. They are much more than that. They pioneer in inspiring innovation in the field of technology which is beyond their time. The google driverless car is a project by google which involves the development of technology to make a car self-dependent. The software that google use to automate cars is known as the “Google Chauffeur”. They do not produce a separate car but install the required equipment onto a regular car. The project is currently being led by google engineer Sebastian Thurin (who is also the director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and co-inventor of the google street view) under the aegis of Google X. 

How to Add Sound to Raspberry Pi Game Pad

The gamepad is a simple circuit built on a breadboard with few buttons, LEDs and a resistor array. There are eight general purpose IO pins on the 13*2 pin connectors of the Raspberrypi board and among them four pins has been selected as input and then remaining four pins as output. The input pins are connected to push button and are pulled down using 1K resistors. The output pins are connected to the LEDs through another set of 1K resistors.

For this project the Raspberry pi board is loaded with Ubuntu and is remotely accessed using VNC. To access the pins that coming out of the Broadcom controller the C library “bcm2835” has been downloaded and installed. This article focuses on how to add sound to a game that is coded to be played with a Raspberry pi gamepad.