28 Mar '15, 11pm

In Which Robots Fight the Console Wars

In Which Robots Fight the Console Wars

Though the names have changed over the years, the console wars wage on. [moop] must have been feeling nostalgic for the NES vs. SEGA days when he started his current project, Foobot , which is a tabletop football (soccer) game played by robots that are controlled with classic NES and SEGA controllers. Each team has two robots that tool around on laser-cut perspex wheels attached directly to 16,000RPM motors. An SN754410 controls the motors, and each robot has an ATtiny2313 brain. They all communicate with a single transmitter over their 433MHz 1402 radio receiver modules. To avoid collisions, [moop] used a packet system, wherein each robot has an ID. The messages all contain a robot ID, message payload, and checksum. The robots ignore messages addressed to others, and any message with an invalid checksum. [moop] has made everything available on his github , including the P...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2015/03/28/in-which-robots-fight-the-...

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