Category Archives: Robotic Projects

Controlling a Robot with Gestures on the Air with Leap Motion Controller

Introduction For decades, motion controls have held a persistent place in our visions of the future. We’ve watched the super heroes, mad scientists, and space cowboys of popular media control digital experiences with just a wave of their hands. We’ve … Continue reading

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BlackBerry 10 Accelerometer Sensor ”AccelMote” Control of a Robot

Introduction Smartphones running BlackBerry 10 have many sensors that collect data about the phone’s external environment. Some are low-level, real-time sensors such as the accelerometer, and others are higher-level, event-driven sensors, like the holster sensor. The following sensors are present in … Continue reading

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BlackBerry 10 Basic Gestures of Swipe to Control a Robot

Introduction BlackBerry 10 is a proprietary mobile operating system developed byBlackBerry Limited (formerly Research In Motion) for its BlackBerry line of smartphone and tablet handheld devices. Devices running BlackBerry 10 are the Q5, Q10, Z3, Z10, Z30 and the P’9982 smartphones. BlackBerry 10 is based on the QNX operating system, which is popular in industrial computers and used in many … Continue reading

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Android Basic Gestures of Swipe to Control a Robot

Introduction Basic gesture of swipe to control movements of a robot can be quite interesting, and may add intuitive interactive dimension to electronic projects. I have published in this blog several tutorials on 8051-based robot controlled with bluetooth-enabled cell phone. … Continue reading

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Android controlled robot via bluetooth

Introduction Having recently bought an Android phone, I thought it would be a nice endeavour to control a robot with such a device. Android being open-source, attracts a large following, and hence there are many different ready-made solutions that can … Continue reading

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Bluemote – remote control of a 8051 robot with bluetooth

About the author: Pedro Vicente, 21 years old,  is a 3rd year Electrical Engineering student at Institutto Superior Tecnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal. During the Summer of 2010 spent a month at ALIATRON as a trainee, when among other projects did … Continue reading

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Controlling a robot with bluetooth-enabled cell phone

Tested on Nokia N97 and Blackberry Bold 9700. Introduction After having recently designed a virtual gamepad to control a robot, making use of a serial bluetooth device, I thought why not do the same with a cell phone. My Nokia N97 … Continue reading

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Bluemote – A Virtual Gamepad for Bluetooth Control of a Robot

This application was born after a student trainee, Pedro Vicente, spent his Summer at my company Aliatron and did a technical project with a 8051-based robot “Robo-51” from Inex . Pedro has already published here in this blog, his work that is based on … Continue reading

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