Making a Robot With Arduino Part 0: The Intro
One of the thing we show case during Hack in The Box is a Arduino powered robot, controlled over ZigBee, i.e this guy.
The plan of this series is
- to show you how to make a robot,
- how to control it with arduino, and
- how to interface it using ZigBee wireless.
What we going to use
- A 2 wheeled robot base, this comes with 2 3-6V DC Motor
- Motor Driver
- 2 Arduino, one to control the transmitting ZigBee
- 2 Zigbee Wireless
- 1 9v and 4 1.5v Batteries
- Usb Cable for programming the arduino
Lets introduce our first component, the robot base, it only have a frame and 2 motor, and a few hole here and there to allow us to mount and secure components on it. This is what we going to make the robot on.
This is the robot base installed with the electronics, basically you install it by screwing the components into the hole on the base, as you can see from the image. The arduino itself have holes for this purpose. There is no special component on the base, the electronics is just what we added ourself.
So there is no special requirement to the base, so you can get it easily from a few source online, such as sparkfun and seeestudio. and there is not even requirement for it to run on a 3-6v motor. It just that most 2 wheeled robot base comes with it. you just need to adjust the battery needed if you have a different motor. I seriously doubt this is the case.
Thats all for part 0, the next post will be about, why you need a motor controller
p.s Sorry that I can’t show the empty base, because the wiring can be a mess to put back.
Look like there will be a post on assembly after all
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