[C]hristian writes about controlling a robot arm using the MSP430 Chronos kit from Texas Instruments. The Chronos is a development kit from TI and comes with a built in three axis accelerometer, a temperature sensor and an RF transmitter.

After playing with the basic kit features, he created a simulator for his robot and interfaced it to the Chronos. After completing the communication protocol for the actual robot arm he had, he was able to make it follow his movements. [C]hris used Ruby to communicate with the Chronos’s serial RF hub. He used Processing to visualize his accelerometer data.

The following video shows his progress. More information about this project can be found on his site.

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