Let's Make Robots!

My first robot

Cruising around avoiding obstacles via ultrasound

This is my first robot - or more correctly my recent version of my first robot. I will post some video later. It has gone trough some changes since I first assembled it a couple of weeks ago - mostly in body design. I followed fritsl's guide on how to make your first robot http://letsmakerobots.com/node/17 but with the SRF05 instead of the Sharp infrared sensor. The code is copied from fritsl's post. I just assembled the part and trimmed the code to my pins on the board and off it went - a bit 'scared of obstacles' until I trimmed some more code but hey - it's quite amazing that a total newbe like me can get this working just like that - the guide is really nice - thank you, fritsl!

 

Now with front bumper

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...and on/off switch

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The bumper is not really usefull unless it is hit dead on center, so I'm gonna add another one to the front and maybe two in the back too.