The Handyboard Website
Sharp Distance Sensors
LEGO bracing tables
. A table of combinations of gear wheels.
LEGO Motor internals.
Please do not dismantle your own motors!
Simplified Navigation and Traverse Planning for a Long-Range Planetary Rover
Autonomous navigation in a Mars Rover.
Borenstein,J & Koren,Y "Obstacle Avoidance with Ultrasonic Sensors", IEEE Journal of Robotics and Automation, Vol. 4, number 2, April 1988, pp213-218
This paper discusses a solution to the problem of navigating a robot in a partially known, partially unknown area. While the system in this paper has distance sensors using ultrasound (instead of the infra-red light which we are using), the ideas may be of interest.
Leo's LEGO Designs
Leo's ideas book is full little mechanical contraptions devised from LEGO.
Doug's LEGO Technic
This uses the Lego RCX computer (instead of the Handyboard), but there are a number of interesting designs.
MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Rice University's ELEC 201 Competition
. Of particular interest may be their
Hints from the past
University of Birmingham
. Again, their "Hall of Fame" contains a lot of little tips and hints from former teams.
University of Southern California
Free sheet music. You can convert it into a series of beeps of a certain length and frequency. This can be coded onto the Handy Board, and used to play a piece of music.
Wikipedia entry on musical notes
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