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Name: Pete Skeggs
Member since: 2009-05-05 18:30:26
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I'm an engineer with a BS in electrical engineering and a BS in computer science, both from Wash U in St. Louis. I've been building robots since I was a kid in the '70s. I built my first homebrew computer using an RCA 1802 micro in 1977. I have build dozens of robots of all types and sizes over the last 10 years, including the first working micro-sumo, many mini-sumos, various line followers, a couple of larger outdoor-capable platforms, and a few walkers. I've used all kinds of different languages and micros, from the 68HC11 to the ARM7TDMI, from Basic to Java to C/C++. I own Noetic Design Inc., which makes the Nubotics brand of encoders and motion controllers for mobile robots; I have done all of the firmware development and much of the electrical and mechanical as well on these products. Further, I was on the design team for the Ugobe Pleo robotic dinosaur, starting with the first working demo unit shown at DEMO'06 (I did all the electrical design and firmware for it), all the way through production. I contributed to many facets of Pleo, from motion control and sound playback to sound sensing and overall system architecture.

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I'm launching the new Unicoder intelligent magnetic encoder this week; check out my website for details:
Nubotics Unicoder Page

Not only does the Unicoder give you 10 bit absolute shaft angle, the intelligent ME-210 version gives you velocity and total distance travelled; and, it fits inside many standard-size servos.


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