Uno-Bot1 A study in the minimal.
I was tinkering with some parts and I said to myself... "thats enough to build a very small bot" and Uno-Bot1 was born! The heart is the Uno (Arduino) and takes more than half the bot! The rest is a clear perfboard construction area and some gear-motor-wheels recovered from a previous tiny bot. It also has a PING))) rangefinder and is in need of an h-bridge to drive the motors (or I will just run them forward using some easily pwm'd power transistors. A 9V rechargeable battery will go underneath (velcro?). Again, this is another ugly picture from my webcam, but I will put a better picture up when my friend gets to it with his digital camera. Construction: Super-Glue and double-sided foam tape! (Oops, just noticed I used my old "Duemilanove" board, but I am keeping the Uno-Bot1 name, as my Uno would be a drop-on replacement. GOOD! I feel more at ease experimenting with the older board anyway! I look forward to seeing what this little one can do. The differential drive wheels are at a fairly wide stance and it is a "tail-dragger" which is a pretty common configuration.