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Redemptioner commented on William Cox's blog post The Open Lidar Project - Hack the Neato XV-11 Lidar for a $400 Bounty!
"I just want someone to hack the neato computer to change the size of the neato platform, then I can mount the whole computer and driver onto a automatic mower and have a decent mower as all the current robot mowers need a boundary wire and basically…"
Feb 3, 2013
Hamish commented on William Cox's blog post Neato Robotics XV-11 Lidar unit Hacked!
"wow great, now i just have to wait 10 years before i find one of these in a dumpster so i can hackitup! no but really, nice job"
Dec 1, 2010
Patrice Mainville commented on William Cox's blog post Neato Robotics XV-11 Lidar unit Hacked!
"That still don't give us a cheap laser range finder, have to by the robot at 400$ Is there some plan to just have the lidar sell separately from neato"
Dec 1, 2010
Nicolas Saugnier commented on William Cox's blog post Neato Robotics XV-11 Lidar unit Hacked!
"Just a correction : the lidar runs at 5Hz when in the robot. It could go slightly faster but not up to 10Hz, due to communication bandwidth limitations."
Dec 1, 2010
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Nov 30, 2010
William Cox commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Neato Lidar successfully hacked
"TenzinR, user Chenglung showed data from his unit going out to 6 meters (~18 feet). You can see the graph here: http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/showpost.php?p=44338&postcount=96 Lew, in the original publication describing the unit Neato said…"
Nov 30, 2010
William Cox commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Neato Robotics Lidar teardown--hackable?
"Ron Jacobs, the report distance from "chengleung" on the Trossen Robotics forums is 6 meters (~18 feet). In other news, the sensor has been fully hacked: http://robotbox.net/blog/gallamine/neato-robotics-xv-11s-lidar-hacked"
Nov 30, 2010
William Cox commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Kinect SLAM demo
"Now, if they'd just get the Neato XV-11's lidar hacked, they can ditch that super expensive Hyroku lidar on top ($1,200, ouch!) http://robotbox.net/blog/gallamine/open-lidar-project-hack-neato-xv-11-lidar-200-bounty"
Nov 17, 2010

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I'm a grad. student in electrical engineering, a father, and I run RobotBox.net
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The Open Lidar Project - Hack the Neato XV-11 Lidar for a $400 Bounty!

Posted on November 15, 2010 at 6:30pm 11 Comments



Hey everybody,
I was inspired by Ladyada's awesome Open Kinect hacking bounty, so I decided to have a little fun myself. I thought, "what's something else that needs hacking?", and it occurred to…
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My Failed Mini TriCopter

Posted on September 17, 2010 at 10:58am 7 Comments

Here's my failed attempt at a mini tricopter design:






More details and pictures on my RobotBox project page. Any suggestions on getting it to work? I can't seem to find any mini RC helis that have props rotating in a direction opposite the ones on there.
Also, I'm looking for more flying robots to be added to RobotBox. It's a…
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Submit your robot & win $1,000 in robot prizes from GoRobotics

Posted on April 7, 2010 at 9:00am 4 Comments



I'm giving away $1,000 in robot prizes to celebrate the 10th birthday of my robotics blog, GoRobotics.net, this month! To enter, just post a comment with a link to your best robot here:…

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March Robot Giveaway to Celebrate GoRobotics’ 10th Birthday

Posted on March 15, 2010 at 7:41am 0 Comments



Leading up to the 10th anniversary of my robotics blog, GoRobotics.net, I'm doing a series of robot prize giveaways. This month's giveaway features $250 worth of prizes from our sponsors… Continue

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