William Cox's Blog (7)

Neato Robotics XV-11 Lidar unit Hacked!

A mere 10 days after I posted a $200 bounty on RobotBox for hacking the Neato Robotics XV-11's lidar unit, user Hash79 has provided a hack for the unit! Thanks to lots of help from the… Continue

Added by William Cox on November 30, 2010 at 6:36pm — 3 Comments

The Open Lidar Project - Hack the Neato XV-11 Lidar for a $400 Bounty!

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…

Added by William Cox on November 15, 2010 at 6:30pm — 11 Comments

My Failed Mini TriCopter

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…

Added by William Cox on September 17, 2010 at 10:58am — 7 Comments

Submit your robot & win $1,000 in robot prizes from GoRobotics

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:…


Added by William Cox on April 7, 2010 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

March Robot Giveaway to Celebrate GoRobotics’ 10th Birthday

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

Added by William Cox on March 15, 2010 at 7:41am — No Comments

10th birthday of GoRobotics.net

So, I run a robotics blog at GoRobotics.net, and low-and-behold it's been 10 years since I started it! Yikes! Time flies (autonomously?). As a way to celebrate and say thanks to all the loyal readers and followers, I contacted several robot companies (Pololu,… Continue

Added by William Cox on January 25, 2010 at 10:08am — No Comments

Boeing’s Truck Mounted Laser Weapon Destroys Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Watch out UAV builders or Boeing just might shoot you down with a giant freakin' laser beam! Directed energy weapons are still in their infancy, really, but it's only a matter of time. Today Boeing reported that they've successfully… Continue

Added by William Cox on January 26, 2009 at 9:22pm — 15 Comments

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