Let's Make Robots!

State transition table

This weekend when I should have been fixing my tiny bot, or making a prototype force sensor, or testing some of the dozens of parts I ordered recently, instead I pulled an old rc car out of the junk pile and wired it up as a robot!

wallracer

Force sensor

I've already been 'bitten' a couple of times by waiting too long to write about things, so I'm going to try to post about things when they come to me.

Lives on a table, reacts to light
Using a
This is my first attiny project after getting an led to blink. I guess it's a little ambitious - I hadn't even cracked the datasheet when I started. For my plan I … Read more

AVR C is hard!

Well, last week I got several packages of parts with lots of sets of ten. I got ten 8pin sockets, ten CR2032 batteries and ten battery holders, and most importantly ten attiny85 MCUs. I figure I can use this set of parts for a bunch of small projects, but my first project is to make a tiny bot! I've already got some tiny pager motors, and some ir emitters I can use as light sensors.

  My first non-kit robot. Inspired a lot by the "Start here" robot on this site! Read more

simple ardbot - start

 

I've just started on my first proper robot. I had a bunch of parts laying around that I had bought over the last several weeks, and when I was organizing them they sort of logically grouped into a basic robot: