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Posted 30 Nov 2003 at 16:47 UTC by steve Share This

Theodore Johnson has written a new article appearing on the Seattle Robotics Society website that describes how to use quadrature encoders salvaged from computer mice for robot PID control applications. The article includes photos of each step of the process. Everyone with a few old mice in their junk box has wondered if there's a way to use those encoders. Now we know.


What goes around comes around, almost., posted 1 Dec 2003 at 08:26 UTC by Frank McNeill » (Apprentice)

There is a group in Britain that builds Micromouses, or maybe Micromeese. See Micromouse UK at http://micromouse.cs.rhul.ac.uk/

A while back, there was a thing like a LOGO plotter that was connected to a control box by a ribbon cable. This thing operated on top of a drafting table, but gradually drifted off course so that large plots weren't done very well. It was just one of several things that ddn't work very well in the early days of CAD. See a short description of the Penman Plottter at: http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Lakes/6757/PENMAN.HTML

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