Let's Make Robots!

Ok, This one is pretty good...

Standard Navigation plus IR Remote Control
Code Main Brain.bas1.33 KB
Code Second Brain .bas101 bytes

Well here it is folks,

As you saw from the video, I am using 2 Sharp distance sensors  in a cross-fire configuration. As the head sweeps, only one is activated at a time therefore each is reading it's half of the sweep with a little over lap in the middle. I have found that this is twice as fast as a single sensor having to do a 180 degree sweep. The speaker and tune command work great I even added an amp! However, at the time of the video, I was using an older version of the code I wrote and it wasn't coded to play anything -It is now loaded with the theme from the A-Team like it should be. Both Picaxes have an IR input and will take commands from the remote and can talk to each other via IR -See next picture.


The boards you see (from left to right):

The resistors and cap to make the IR input sensor work

The upper picaxe 14m

The amplifier for the speaker (using a LM386) -It is very loud

The other resistor/ cap board for the IR input sensor for the other 14m

--At the top of the picture in the main body is the main picaxe 14m board and finally the motor driver is on still another board stuffed in to the very bottom chassis. 



Here you can see the 2 IR LED's and Sensors -The green LED's are tied to the IR ones so I know they are working (good for trouble shooting) I still have 4 inputs and 3 outputs left on the upper 14m so I hope to add some more stuff. Maybe a LDR for some automatic headlights! 


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What type (part#) IR detector did you use for the remote function?

Yes sir, those are the little experiment boxes you get from Radio Shack.  As for the future thing, I still have a few inputs and outputs left on one of the picaxes but... Well, I don't want to say much, but it might be towing my next project...

PBR Rocks... Well, I would prefer NewCastle but at 8 bucks a 6 pack... 

www.rocketbrandcustom.com baby!!

Excellent work Chris!

Clever use of a sensor array (the 2 IR modules). Your craftmanship shows through - very well made. Good video too.
Did you use those black plastic boxes from radio shack for electronic containers? What are your plans for it in the future?

The only criticism I would have is about the PBR.

Great Work!

remote control rocks!! i wish i could do that!

I have to take some insipration from this robot, its "clean" and i like clean robots (while mine has got wires sticking out from every part of it)!!

That is wicked cool - the IR remote function is really super.


Hey, Chris, that’s a pretty awesome robot, congratulations. I like the remote control implementation; it seems that has a lot of functionalities. By the way, how many Heinekens take to build it?