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StalkDuino
StalkDuino

StalkDuino

Introduction

Since the beginning of our group (ArduinoAfternoon) meetings in 2011 we devised a way to *reuse* our hardware in many projects so that we could spare on hardware buying. When we started with a robot-like device (the RFID based pub "waiter") we devised a simple set of pieces as a "base" for many subsequent projects.
Our general base architecture is composed by:
- arduino uno/mega stacked with...
- NUY stacked with...
- motor shield connected to...
- two DC motors + rubber wheels powered by...
- a sealed acid 12V DC rechargeable battery regulated by...
- a trimmable power regulator
Then there are some optional peripherals for the diverse usage contexts:
- USB hub connected to the NUY (the wifi onboard the NUY can be used as a control channel)
- webcam connected to the hub (i.e., to the NUY)
- wifi dongles connected to the hub (i.e., to the NUY)
- solar panel to recharge battery
- USB flash drive (e.g., to have an overlay filesystem beyond the limited openwrt on the NUY)
- RFID reader
- ...

All contained in the omnipresent, robust, "stainless steel", full of drilled holes, student battered baking pan!

The architecture was used in:
- ArduCameriere (RFID based pub waiter)
- ArduGuardia (wiki driven home security robot)
- ArduiTter (twitter guided wanderer)


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STALKDUINO
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The base which we start from is our baking pan platform.

For this project the only addons required were an usb hub in which we plugged two wi-fi dongles.

The project we would like to apply for the RomeMakerFaire is called StalkDuino.

A StalkDuino is a "wifitropic" robot: i.e., it tries to follow the strongest wifi signal it senses.

The pursue of a signal is accomplished by triangulation: using two separate wifi dongles,
the StalkDuino can measure the strength and relative position of any wifi signal it senses and
it can compute the actual direction of movement to go towards the signal source.

The funny behaviour that can be implemented is the "cellphone stalking", i.e., like a faithful dog,
the StalkDuino can stay on a "virtual leash" to his owner (or whoever generates the strongest signal).
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StalkDuino

Alberto Crosta and Ruben Clerici

*Alberto Crosta*
I was born in Milan in 1993 and I graduated in Science at G.B.Vico High School.
I'm currently attending a Computer Science degree at the University of Milan.
Other than Information Technology, I'm particularly interested in cinema, comics and posters.
I've enjoyed to participating in ArduinoAfternoon meetings taught by Andrea Trentini and with this group we attended the project
Arduitter and LightSaber at the Rimini Mini Maker Faire last Novermber 2015.


*Ruben Clerici*
I was born in Milan in 1992 and I graduated in Computer Science at Marie Curie High School.
I'm currently attending a Computer Science degree at the University of Milan.
Other than Information Technology, I'm particularly interested in 3D printing, videogames, and bicycles.
I've been participating in ArduinoAfternoon meetings for a year and with the group we attended the Rimini Mini Maker Faire last Novermber.


  D23a (pav. 6) - Università degli Studi di Milano
 2016

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