Project 2: And so it starts...
May 20, 2014
So, today, full of motivation (now I have figured out a rough plan for my project), decided to start learning the techniques to help me build my project.
Today, using a donated toy base (tracked, with 2 12v motors and gearboxes to boot), I added:
- an Arduino Uno
- Arduino Motorshield
- Two 4xAA battery packs (in series to provide 12v).
- A Bluetooth module.
Using some arduino code I had developed for my Wall-e task I was able to move my tank around - ruddy good times!
Buoyed by this success I revisited my first attempt at a python-based controller using tkinter on my pc. I managed to design a little form with 6 buttons; up, down, left, right, stop and close. Close - self explanatory; the others send the character via bluetooth socket to the arduino. On opening the form searches for nearby devices, and upon finding the address of the bluetooth module, connects.
I know this is a simple little thing, but it is great progress for me :-D
Tomorrow - I aim to tidy up the wiring and mount them rather than having them sat atop a plume of wiring. I may even chuck a ping sensor in there too :-D
|Snippet of Run 2 at 12v||2.88 MB|