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Roger, the Roving Robot

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1-1-09


Roger has been working like this for a while, but I never went around to make a video of it. Here it is. I added some white LED's as head lamps and that is about it.

 

12-28-08


 I was working on roger, and I finally programmed him and got all of his ports working correctly! Roger just runs around and moves, but doesnt really do anything useful yet. I also comment on my ASUS1000HA netbook. I LOVE IT. BUY ONE. 

 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=1000HA&x=0&y=0

 

 

12-23-08 Approx. 10:29 PM


So, I added more stuff to Roger and he is coming along quite nicely. The only thing I need is some reed switches, so if anybody would like to donate a identical pair, please comment, send me a PM, etc! I added more power indicators, motor voltage switch, 3rd deck, PIC18F2525, and more. Check out the video for more information.

 

 

12-22-08 Approx. 12:33 AM


Look familar? I decided to jump back on the robot-wagon after a busy summer/fall, and I decided to rename AREV to Roger the Roving Robot for ease of pronounciation and simplicity (NO MORE ACRONYMS). I Also tested the SN754410 Motor Controller, Hooked it up, and added the Voltage regulator board instead of having a regulator on the CPU board. Overall, I have made it much easier and better than past attempts. I PROMISE to get video of this thing. Right now I have been trying to design a type of Optical Encoder to fit in the tight spaces that this robot has.

 Good Luck Comrades!

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Looking good Krumlink, put some coloured LEDs underneath (like in the Fast and Furious) and the video will look a lot better with the lights off as we will see Roger better. Give Roger some bling! Have some LEDs around the circumference that chase around the bot depending on which way he's turning like indicators but way cooler.
I PROMISE to make a video of it working :)
looks a very complex bot.. will look forward to see it in action  ;)
Very compact and packed full, just as i like a robot to be :)

Hey, congrats on your PC :D

And nice progress on roger too :) 

Ok, you've added more LEDs and you love your xmas present. What is Rogers future? The 18F series are quite powerful processors. Is there an arm in Rodgers future? If you stick a pen or piece of chalk to him, can he write "LMR"?
Goal is to have roger with a Sharp IR sensor and its bumper switches to explore a room, and if it senses that it is stuck to find out a way to get unstuck. Roger could also in the future have a light/dark sensor board and follow a line. Sumobot is also a possibility.
How small do you need them to be? Have you looked at these? I use them on Junior.
Any size, just smaller than my finger :p
Hey, good to have you back, Krumlink :)