HullPixelBot: A robot pixel from Hull
Welcome to the Hull Pixelbot website, currently lodging in a spare room at www.robmiles.com, but shortly to move into spiffy new premises all of its own. Now with shiny logo. More artwork coming soon, along with big pixel news.
HullPixelbot at Future Decoded
You can use this chat connection to send commands to the robot. When you start a chat you will be controlling either the red robot or the white robot. Issue single word commands to control the robot. You can try "forward", "back", "left" or "right". You can also set the colour of the pixel to one of my favourite colours.
We meet up at c4di every couple of weeks to work on our robots and talk hardware. You can find out about the latest meeting here.
Hull Pixelbot Fan Art
I've been playing around making some "fan art" for the Hull Pixelbot. Here's my first attempt. You can click through the image above for a high quality version you can print out and stick on your wall.
Hull Pixelbot Briefing Document
If you aren't completely sure what Hull pixelbot is all about you can find a little document here.
Hull Pixelbot Newsletter
Hull Pixelbot version 2.0
Version 2.0 of the HullPixelBot design files are now on Thingeverse. The design now includes provision for pixel holders for the top and rear of the robot and a holder for a distance sensor and three light detectors. I'll be updating the construction details and software samples for these new additions.
I'm also working on a set of drivers for motors and sensors which are coming along nicely. They'll be posted here soon. They will allow you to make the robot move in curves and also give precise control of robot positioning.
You can 3D print the components or, if you are a Hull student we'll see if we can print a set for you. The electrical parts will cost you around 10 pounds.