[clug] Arudino hacking (was: Unique Id's and CD's)

Alastair D'Silva alastair at newmillennium.net.au
Mon May 11 12:16:10 GMT 2009

> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-bounces+clug=d-silva.org at lists.samba.org [mailto:linux-
> bounces+clug=d-silva.org at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Robert Edwards
> Sent: Monday, May 11, 2009 12:12 PM
> To: Alastair D'Silva
> Cc: 'CLUG List'
> Subject: Re: [clug] Unique Id's and CD's
> > I've got a CD duplicator that I've hacked up, and now has a DVD
> burner and
> > robotics controlled via an Arduino. You can borrow it for this job if
> you
> > like - its just taking up space at the moment.
> This _definitely_ sounds like a CLUG talk/show-and-tell to me...

Sure,  there wasn't really much to it, mostly since the Arduino is very much
a plug and play environment. It took me a while to figure out why it would
reboot when I opened a serial connection though ;)

I've currently got 3 other microcontroller projects in flight:

A robotic lawnmower rebuild, using a mini-ITX board and an Arduino Mega to
interface with the hardware:

A Zigbee based home automation system:

A pan and tilt panorama head for DSLRs. I was originally going to use an
Arduino for this too, but I really want USB host mode, so I can control the
camera via the USB port. I haven't written a project page for this yet.

I've also completed a laser engraver rebuild so it can be controlled via
Linux EMC:

If anyone wants to contribute time/expertise to these, I'll take whatever I
can get, especially for the mower project, which is shaping up to be a
fairly mammoth task. In particular, if someone knows how to map an area with
GPS and then generate paths to cover it, I'm all ears. I was thinking of
generating a bitmap of the area, and colouring it as the bot traversed each
pixel, but I'm sure there is a better way.

Alastair D'Silva           mob: 0423 762 819
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