Show and Tell: The Racing Robots Strike Back

A couple of weeks ago, we posted about the racing robots that Dharsan worked on. They’re back in our latest video.

These robots use LabVIEW to communicate with the chipKIT WF32’s built in WiFi. (The LabVIEW MakerHub LINX library for the Leap is also used to read the values from the Leap into LabVIEW.) But how do you actually race the robots? Each participant places their hand over the Leap Motion Controller to get started. Then, whoever waves their hand up and down the fastest will cause their robot to accelerate more quickly. The video shows some fun behind the scenes.

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To find out more about the racing robots, check out Dharsan’s Instructable! Let us know here if you have any questions.

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About Amber Mear

I was the Digilent blog editor, and now I'm a contributor. I love learning about wearables and writing about social issues in STEM. Outside of work, I can be found watching Netflix with my cat, working on an art project, or trying to find new, delicious local foods.

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