April 11, 2010
This is my first day here on LMR and I think it's a great site for learning new stuff for my robot.
Currently I'm working on my very first (own) robot.
What I have now is a cybot based platform (2 motors and a front wheel).
De motors are driven by a L298N driver.
That driver is connected to an Arduino board.
My next challenge is avoiding objects and I'm not quite sure what kind of sensors I would like to use.
First we have normal switches mounted on the front sides. (I rather not use this)
Then I thought of ultrasonic sensor, but for the moment I do not have the money to buy one (or at least 2).
Then I found the IR obstacle detection article of Oddbot and thought that's the way to follow.
But maybe there are other ways that I haven't found yet?