Let's Make Robots!

B166ER

Navigate around via ultrasound

This is a quick and dirty update, mostly copied from my website  http://www.obscurereality.org/?page_id=19

I'm redoing it from the ground up. 

 

B1-66ER is my first robot from scratch, and a massive learning experience. This page will document it’s progress from it’s current prototype state to completion.

Coming up with what I want it to do has been a challenge itself. The very basics are a no-brainer, obstacle avoidance and interaction. But what interaction? I’ve got a few ideas.. maybe a ‘pet’ of sorts. I’ll improve this page when I’ve got a better grasp on everything.

Now that it’s moving on it’s own, I’ll be adding more modes to it. Sentry and Light Seeking come to mind. Not sure what else though.

Goals:

  • Obstacle avoidance
  • Personal interaction of some kind
  • Self sufficient via solar power/charging station (solar will be easier I think)

TODO:

  • Add bump sensors
  • Give it the ability to choose which direction is best based on it’s surroundings
  • Build a Shield to get rid of the breadboard once prototyping is done
  • Headlights – Turn on/off depending on ambient light (Almost done)
  • Ability to ‘look’ around. At the moment the Ping))) is stationary. Maybe I’ll add some IR range finders
  • Clean up the sketch, and comment the crap out of it.
  • Think of more advanced things for it to do.
  • Give it modes. Will be chosen via toggle switches. Roving mode done.

Parts(so far):

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No information?

Not yet.. I was pretty busy when I added it ;)

I'll fill in out more soon, in the meantime, there's more info on it here: http://www.obscurereality.org/