Let's Make Robots!

Complexion

Move around RC, obstacle detection......

 

This Robot uses the Motoruino By Guibot http://lab.guilhermemartins.net/2010/03/09/motoruino/

The Motoruino is a very handy board for creating projects such as this one.

This robot is wirelessly operated by a 2.4 Ghz aviation radio. the receiver PWM signal is analyzed by the arduino.

2 proximity sensors are currently on board.

More info, schematics of sensors, video etc.... soon.

Updates:

new smaller battery

added another arduino.

added camera

added movement for the camera.

A 1 mile bluetooth serial module has been added to the robot. now i can move it from the computer, i specifically want to move the camera from the computer. a computer vision program will analyse the image and send proper commads down the serial tunnel.

what it should do soon is :

lock onto objects and track them with the camera alone.

lock onto objects and follow them with the tank.

 

 

 

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Congrats on the HackADay post too !

What vision software will you be using?  If your interested I would be glad to help....

Hey Grog !

I would love that, but the robot you see above is now in pieces as it has served its role. Now its time for the big boy

check these out :) I'm working on it nice and slow so it turns out big.

Once i reach a certain level in this that requires the video feed, you will be surely contacted ;)

If I might ask.

What "brains" will you be using?  The motorduino?  Anything else on board?  Just curious... 

Hey boy, why don't you stick some boards on top of that thing? :D

A loooot more things need to be added....

i have added a 1 mile range bluetooth module on top. now im controlling the camera using a computer.

eventually the camera will be independent from the robot itself. a human operator will drive the rover, while the camera tracks predetermined targets using computer vision. following tagged objects is also on my mind.

Btw, its a prototype for something much much bigger. thats why i dont really care about how it looks . All i care about is function.

a LOT more things are still to be added :)

 

A new class of Sumo Bot?

It doesn't push them out of the ring, it just crushes them under the weight of it's battery!

Great project, I like your robot. Those Tamiya tracks and gears are great to support and drive around the weight of the components. You've made a lots of progress with your project, congrat!  Will keep watching...so keep up the good work my friend :)

Great work! I like that robot. This maybe a odd question to ask but runs that laptop on Ubuntu Linux?

Yep, opensource to the bone :)

cool robot !

:)