YAABR - Yet another Arduino based robot
YAABR is my first Arduino based robot. The name is an abbreviation for yet another Arduino based robot. It is a multipurpose platform for experimentation. With its Bluettoth Interface it can be controlled remotely from a PC oder a PDA, it it also possible to reprogram the main controller over Bluettoth, no cable needed.
For the first time I am creating a robot with a CAD program. I use Google SketchUp for this. OK, some changes were made during design, but the main construction is the same.
For processing it has an Arduino BT as main controller and an Baby Orangutan B-168 as motor controller. The motor controller is programmed as a I2C Slave device. All coding has been done in Arduino C/C++.
At the moment:
- Sharp GP2D12 IR range detector
- a linefollower sensor build from 2 CNY70 IR reflex optocouplers.
- wheel encoders will be added to the motor controller.
- a pan/tilt camera head with a wireless camera
The GM9 motors build the base driving system.
In its finished state the robot will have 4 servos. At the moment there is only one servo for the Sharp IR sensor. The other servo were planned for a pan/tilt camera head and a pen up/down holder.
A BlinkM "smart LED" will illuminate the robots underground.
The Protoboard shield on the Arduino BT has a seperate power supply input (4,8V) for the servo motors. Standard 3 pin Headers (Signal VCC, GND) are available for all digital and analog ports. Two I2C headers and a spare 8pin DIP for a I2C EEPROM are also available.
Sorry folks, no video available at the moment. I just started beginning programming.