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Arduino and MK802 Robot, Controlled By Phone 31

Posted by timothy
from the rubber-band-and-russian-accent dept.
beefsack writes "An engineer by the name of Andrej Skraba has combined an Arduino board and an MK802 mini PC running Ubuntu to create a robot which is controllable via its own node.js server and a mobile phone. Seen by some as products competing in a similar space, Andrej shows how the two devices can make the most of their unique features to complement each other, working together."
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Arduino and MK802 Robot, Controlled By Phone

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  • Pointless (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Animats (122034) on Saturday December 22, 2012 @03:41PM (#42371261) Homepage

    OK, so this guy has a dumb battery, motors, wheels platform, with no sensors. On this, he put a web server with WiFi, which he then controls from a cell phone. So all that this does is run two small DC motors under manual remote control.

    This is lame even by amateur robotics standards today. There's enough compute power there for a full vision system. Running Apache and node.js is not useful. It might be worthwhile to get familiar with the technology, but you don't publicize it.

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