Cellular data controlled robot


[Jatinderjit] sent along the latest in LEGO robotics. The cell phone controlled robot. It’s based on a LEGO Excavator kit with a few spare parts via ebay. The controller is a Nokia phone running a small webserver. A PIC 24F microcontroller runs the show as it receives commands via the phones IR interface. The phone uploads images from the on-board camera as fast as it can update it. Think of it as a poor mans mars earth rover.

FYI, This puppy made engadget while I was working it over, so the site might get a bit overloaded in the near future.

Comments

  1. PocketBrain says:

    Gotta love the Legos. Nice use of last year’s cell phone, too.

  2. jetblack says:

    sweet

  3. kldsp says:

    Inspiring…makes me wanna go out and build one just to mess around with. Any plans for AI?

  4. detro says:

    say goodbye to suicide bombers, now all they need is some lego excavator sets and some cheap nokias to deliver bombs in a way thats fun for the kids, it certainly would be a hit with the 12 yr old jihad’i.

  5. martin says:

    does anyone know how he got the infrared working on the j2me phone.was on his site but could not find out anything about that.

    thanks

  6. Rick says:

    I am interested in using the cell phone in the other direction – e.g. interfacing an Arduino to a cell phone to make it dial out and send some data remotely. Like presence indicator, temp, power loss, etc. Use a cheap phone and just use DTMF for data as a first shot. Searched Google and can’t find anything like this.

    Thanks,

    Rick

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