[IAEP] XO robotics

Dr. Gerald Ardito gerald.ardito at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 11:40:42 EDT 2012


I have seen pictures of the Butia with the XO driving the vehicle. I
am having trouble with the Spanish.
I have been playing with the TI Launchpad as a potential robot
"brain." Walter had offered making some plugins for Turtle Art for
this potentially.
I am also wanting to play with the XO and Arduino as well.
I will share any progress.


On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 9:17 AM, Tony Anderson <tony_anderson at usa.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am wondering how this TI MSP430 running on XO 1 - Robotics! relates to the
> Butia project in Uruguay. Is this a better solution?
> What appeals to me the most about Butia is that it enable the child to its
> own XO driving the vehicle. Can this be done with the MSP430?
> In Uruguay there was a demonstration of the Lego robot - pathetic! It was
> tied to an umbilical cord. It was pre-built so the children had no idea of
> how it worked or what was going on inside. And, of course, it is frightfully
> expensive.
> The Butia project has developed a control board which is designed to be
> reproduced by any one. I am hoping that someone in SF will undertake to
> build the Butia kit. Could the MSP430 provide a cheaper and easier to build
> control board for Butia?
> Yours,
> Tony
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