40 A Peek Inside the NEATO XV- 11
by Bryan Bergeron
Join in on a teardown of NEATO Robotics’
home vacuum cleaner.
56 Giving Your Robot Ears
by Gordon McComb
Discover several methods for using sound to
control your Arduino-based robot.
64 Product Review
The Digilent NEXYS3
Spartan- 6 FPGA Board
by David Ward
Due to unexpected delays in acquiring necessary parts
for his build, Matt Bunting’s next installment in his series
on “Pimp My Hexapod” will not appear in this issue,
but will return as soon as possible.
In This Issue ...
• DIGILENT DESIGN CONTEST •
Building The Pathfinder Rover
by Bogdan Chifor
This winning design from the 2011 Digilent
Design Contest explores the idea of creating a
versatile, minimalist, and low cost platform that
can replace humans in hostile environments.
52 The Smart Shopping Cart
by Chuan Zhang and Hairong Yan
This entry into the recent Digilent Design
contest is a smart cart system based on
multi-sensor, RFID, visual identification,
and PWM control.
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