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Helps me learn AVR, Keeps me entertained, Avoids obstacles
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UPDATE: attached code Hi, Meet the tintTableBot. It is called tiny because of 2 reasons- it uses an Attiny2313 and it is small. Although it is an obstacle … Read more
Navigate around via ultrasound, freak the hell out of real dogs
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Edit: 2 Dec. 2013-New photo of external USB access added. Read more
Avoid objects and never stop
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Hello! Finally posted something... But yeah: This is my 6th robot, and it is my version of SHR! It runs on Picaxe 14M, and uses 2 modified micro servos to … Read more
Navigate around via IR, avoids obstacles, communicates with the world with LEDs and Piezo speaker
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And so it begins.... My first robot ever :) It is called MASHeR and is heavily based on Fritzl's excellent Start Here Robot tutorial. I decided from the beginning … Read more
Roam randomly navigating around obstacles by using ultrasound
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YA2WDNSOSBBALABMHAMF (Yet Another 2WD Not So Original Starter Bot But At Least Assembled By My Own Hands As My First) or just B4short, --- a tale of many horrors, … Read more
Introduction: The IOIO-SHR is my first attempt in using Java to program a robot. Using a Sparkfun IOIO board to control the hardware and an Android phone as the … Read more

Why won't it vark?

I've made a development bot named Arcee as some of you know, now i've added an AmandaLDR to it for obstacle avoiding.The LEDs on the sensor are very bright and blue in colour. The bot won't use a servo to pan the sensor, it'll simply rotate itself.

The problem is, I don't think it's working. But the sensor works, oddly enough. It can turn an LED on at a threshold. But once implemented into an obstacle avoidance code it dosen't seem to work.

The code is attached below.

 

 

My first Arduino SHR

 

Hello LMRians. I'm now super exited as most of my robot parts have finally arrived!

These parts are going to be used for my first SHR. The brain, if you would like to know, is an Arduino-based microcontroller.

It is indeed the Ubotino Controller V3 and measures at a mouth-gaping (for me that is) 5 x 5 cm!

This board can be bought by our well known Ro-Bot-X at his online shop : http://robotxdesigns.ca/

Here are some very bad pictures of the parts :

1. Ubotino Controller V3

Its a sumo bot, line follower, and object avoidance, all in one little package.
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   This robot is a rebuild of my Start Here Robot.  One day I was looking for things to do(other than clean my work bench) and saw my my SHR sitting there and … Read more
I didn't really know where to put this..... The associated picture is what happens when you take a 10 minute time lapse shot of a SHR wondering about in the dark. … Read more
Here we have Boxxy, my SHR. I had originally intended to give it a nice plexi-glass chassis; however, I chose instead to use an old cellphone box. There's something … Read more
Test bed & experimental platform for re-discovering the joys of robotics
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Well, this is my first robot in approximately 15 years and damn but things have changed! Put it this way, the last book on robotics I read was 'The Robot Builder's … Read more