Making my robot tell when it's fallen over
August 21, 2010
Hi everyone! I have a question about sensors for making my robot realize it's fallen over. I see it now in a couple of robots and semi robots, where a bot can determine if it's fallen over. I did a bit of research and found a couple of options, but i'm not sure which one would be best. I saw an acellerometer, buthose are expencive, tilt sensors look more like what I'm after cuase they seem cheap and are not as dangerous as mercury switches. I'm not exactly sure what would be best or if I'm missing something. I figure if they made rumble robots and soldthme for 30 dollars, there has to be a really cheap and effective way ot make my robot tell it's fallen over. it's also suppsoedot tell which way it's fallen over, and I figured out how ot do it with three wit the mercury or turn sensors. it's humanoid in shape with two arms, a head that turns, torso and wheeled legs. The bot is also an estimated 5-6 inches tall, so it's not too large.
Thanks for any help, I've been trying to figure this out for a bit. I'm also using the pickaxe and the 28x1 supplied in the start here robot.