Robotic Tutorials for Astromech Droid, Laser Mapping, ROS and UAVs

Explore a collection of DIY robotics tutorials
Learn how to steer the robots using a PlayStation controller, pan and tilt camera to capture and stream video wirelessly, and to use laser-mapping techniques. Developed by Gumstix Co-Op student, William Phan, featuring the iRobot Create 2, the Neato XV Signature Robot Vacuum and the Kobuki TurtleBot 2 Robot.

Pan Tilt iRobot Create 2 Tutorial and Video. Credit : gumstix.com
Pan Tilt iRobot Create 2 Tutorial and Video. Credit : gumstix.com

Quadcopter – Build, Fly, Stream
Developed in conjunction with Stanford University graduate students Robbie Bunge and Andrew C. Smith, the new Aerocore 250 Overo expansion board was specifically designed for smaller, more nimble quadcopters and provides a cost effective platform for building a lightweight UAV. Pair it with a Pre-GO series of GPS boards to pre-program a flight path or stream and capture video over Wi-Fi with the addition of a camera.

The AeroCore 250 running Nuttx RTOS on a Cortex M4. Microcontroller with a Pre-GO PPP GNSS board, delivering up to centimeter level accuracy. Credit: gumstix.com
The AeroCore 250 running Nuttx RTOS on a Cortex M4. Microcontroller with a Pre-GO PPP GNSS board, delivering up to centimeter level accuracy. Credit: gumstix.com
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Credit: gumstix.com