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parallax ping)))

Seeks light to charge batteries (photovore) and avoids obstacles
Using a
If you're a FaceBooker, please visit Fiji Water's page (http://www.facebook.com/fijiwater) and "like" Fijibot! It was posted July 11th. Fijibot is an autonomous, … Read more
I had bought a RC Car from walmart for about $15 to use with the Arduino Motorshield a while back (see here). Fortunately, I had taken some pictures before I … Read more
Leo navigates around a room autonomously avoiding walls and other objects.
Using a
Why Leo 1.2? I decided to name this robot Leo in honor of one of my heroes, Leonardo da Vinci. Plus, I thought it was a really cool name for a robot! I called him … Read more

Our First Robot - Build Day 2


Well after some sleep we got back to work on what we thought we could accomplish without getting a headache.



Screw Shield


Our First Robot - Build Day 1


Ever since we purchased our Arduino and tinkered around with a few simple electronics projects, we been itching to make a real robot.  Well the time has come where we had a few extra dollars to spend and we splurged and purchased the following to help us along:

Navigates around using the Ping sensor
Using a
Someone mentioned that Jameco needed a robotic mascot. I have always been a tinkerer, especially with radio-controlled electronics and so I volunteered for the … Read more

Maxsonar ez1 vs srf05 vs parallax ping


I'm new to this forum and i would like to know a few things.

Which one of the following ultrasonic rangefinders do you prefer.

I know that the ez module is designed for indoor environments but i would like to use my robot outdoors

as well,do the ping and the srf05 would outdoors as well.

My robot is going to be a basic obstacle avoiding robot for otudoor and indoor use.

I know the ez is accurate to about 1 inch,what about the accuracies ofthe srf05 and ping but this is really not going to

Roams around trying to avoid objects via ultrasound
Using a
This is AR-DEE, my first approach to  robotics and electronics in generall. It uses a Arduino and a Parallax Ping)) to avoid … Read more

help with aparallax ultrasonic distance sensor on arduino

I just got my parallax ultrasonic distance sensor (#28015) and I have the "test code" running as I type, but how do I use it to warn my robot of walls?

P.S I am using an Arduino diecimila.

simple navigation by proximity check using a sonar
Using a
The 2 images below was my first attempt at a robot using fritsl's guide. After my first attempt i felt ashamed of how flimsy and goofy the robot looked.  So I … Read more