I am Back


Finally I have returned. Last July I retired from Intel in Hillsboro, OR after 2 1/2 years. I moved back to my home in Firestone, CO.

I will be updating the blog more often now that I got organized (Organized. Really? – Linda).

MAVBots  projects:

As I am a volunteer Mentor for the Mead High School MAVBots robotics club I built a couple of bots for them:

  • A Sparkfun RedBot. I upgraded the Line follower sensor and added better bumpers. I also added a pen and lift servo so it can function as a Turtle-bot.


  • MavBot. This is a 310mm x 280mm differential drive robot. It is basically a Redbot on steroids.
  1. it has stepper motors (NEMA 17 – Left over from my 3D printer Project  (see below). I used two  Sparkfun Easy Drivers for control. http://www.sparkfun.com/products/12779
  2. Arduino Mega2560 for the brain. http://www.sparkfun.com/products/11061
  3. SD card reader. https://www.adafruit.com/products/254
  4. Line Follower Bar. https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13582
  5. LCD Display.
  6. XBee Radio. https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11373 and https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11215
  7. Polulu Micro Maestro to control servos. https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9664
  8. Pen Holder with Servo.



My Projects:


Inmov HandInmov Hand


Inmov ForearmInmov Forearm




  • A clone of the TAZ-5 3D printer
    • 300mm x 300mm x300mm print volume
    • DUET Controller and graphics display.
    • Chimera Dual extruder

More to come