Checking Out a GaTech Competition Bot

We get an overview of the GaTech IEEE Robotic Team’s 2008 competition bot, which has a ridiculous amount of gizmos on board, including a 300V light bulb charger / flasher, bluetooth-to-serial communication and wireless playstation controller operation, RFID, IR range finders, a block finding vision system and a lithium laptop battery power system. But the most impressive part is the block picker-upper… just a wheel and a loose strip of vinyl.

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