Let's Make Robots!

POP-BOT

My First Robot

This is my first robot. It uses a POP-168 power board (which is based off a arduino ATmega 168). It uses two DC motors for movement, and a parallax standard servo motor with a sharp IR sensor mounted on it for object detection.

inex POP-BOT

Advice on my next robotics project.

Hmm, I decided to come here on the off chance some one might be able to give me some advice.

I wouldn't say I'm an "absolute" beginner as I do have some experience with robotics, but its only been from kits, I haven't built and programmed something from scratch yet. Over the years I have collecteda great deal of items which I feel may be useful to create some form of robot, but its hard to know exactly where to start. Here are the details as follows:

First Blog Entry

 

The image of my bot here is why I don't use my webcam much! :-) 

But you can get a basic idea what it looks like. The box in front contains 4 AA cells, the 9 volt battery is behind the barely distinguisable Sharp IR range-finder. The blue pc board is the Uno (Arduino). The black cylinder object in the back is a piezo-buzzer.