Robotic Development Platform
August 7, 2012
Hello everybody :)
I made this blog to tell you all about my latest project, after my Robotic Arm project has died out a little.
This little thing will be my first actual "robot". The whole idea behind it is that I will have a platform which will be easy to further develop, and thus be awesome to learn new stuff.
The platform itself has "only" 3 layers right now. On the bottom layer I will store my 4xAA battery pack, the layer above it will support my Arduino UNO, and above that will be empty. I will create 3 layers to stack above my Arduino, so I can add/remove sensors or whatever. The idea behind this is that I can add IR sensors/transmitters to communicate with another identical bot, or add some awesome looking RGBLed to make the bot look more awesome. Basicly this makes the sky the limit, and thus enhance my creativity.
This blog is mostly intended to get support/advice from all of you pro's out there, 'cause it will be like 2/3 more weeks untill I can laserprint my design (University is closed right now, bummer).
As you may see from the pictures, there will be a HC-SR04 sensor at the front of the bot. I decided to make it fixxed at the front, instead of using a servo to look around. Will this be a good idea? This keeps the weight/structure consistency down a little, though it will not enhance the robot quality. What do you all suggest?
The motors/wheels are the cheapest ones I could find at our lovely Ebay. I think they were like 10 euro's for 4, so thats nice :)