Dallas Personal Robotics Group – DPRG

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Dallas Personal Robotics Group – DPRG

DPRG members have created some tips and howto for the common issues faced by robot builders.

DPRG Projects

After 7 years in the Garland warehouse, the DPRG is searching for a new home. The new plan is to try the hackerspace model, combining grants, donations, and membership fees to fund a fully equipped community workshop.

Establishing a Dallas Maker Space

Every robot needs sensors of some type to interact with the world around it. Infrared LEDs and Infrared photo detectors are one way to detect objects, but they are easily foiled by surrounding ambient light.

IR Proximity Detector by Jeff Koenig, August 1998

IR Proximity Detector - DPRG
“Proximity sensors are commonly used on mobile robots for obstacle avoidance. This article presents a simple PIC-based, modulated infrared proximity sensor with dual angled transmitters and single receiver.”

From Hobby Hound – DIY Electronics

Ron of DPRG is using the “Rarey Technique” for Taming a Wild Robot that went Berserk. ;-)

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