Let's Make Robots!

picBot - "the Beast"

 
doesn't look fancy, it does drive around and can bump into obstacles

This was my fist prototype that ended up being the AdMoVeo robot.

The first exploration for the current design started with an earlier platform, based on a within the faculty of Industial Design developed microcontroller-board based on a Microchip PIC8F4550, used in the assignment Microcontrollers.

This explorative platform called PicBot was to hard to program (for designers) and would need a lot of support form the technical staff. The platform contained besides the microcontroller two geared motors with wheels mounted on a chassis, on top of that a PCB with a motor driver, some switches as collision sensors and a battery pack mounted on the backside.