Object Detecting Android Mobile Phone Controlled Bluetooth Robot Using PIC Microcontroller 16F877A

Last time we had a project on Arduino robots with Bluetooth and Android, and in that one our readers Mr. Paul asked how he can make an obstacle avoidance robot. So today I came up with another engineering project for electronics and communication students, Android and Bluetooth controlled robot using PIC Microcontroller with object detecting capability. After installing MikroElectron’s Robot Control App fro ...

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Robot 1: “Little Jimmy” based on PICAXE-18M2

Robot 1: "Little Jimmy" based on PICAXE-18M2 I wanted to build this little robot to give me a fun and flexible platform for learning more about programming, RC (radio-control), drive trains (the mechanics that make it go) and the newest PICAXE processor, the 18M2. Under a modest budget, I sought to salvage materials and build as much as I could rather than purchase a kit. Since I live in an apartment, my av ...

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Servomotor-based mobile robot control

Project description:  Mobile robots are used in many industrial, commercial, research, and hobby applications. This project is about the control of a mobile robot using servomotors. The robot used in this project is the base of a popular mobile robot known as Boe Bot, developed by Parallax (www.parallax.com and www.stampinclass.com). The basic robot is controlled from a Basic Stamp controller (Trademark of ...

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C-52EVB Robot Controller

Use a C-52 EVB for simple robot experiments. Build a simple two wheels robot with L293D H-Bridge driver and IR sensors. Write a C program controls robot tracked with black tape. Fun with Ving-Peaw Competition 2543, course layout, day-by-day changed rule and scoring also included! Introduction One of my student has made a disgraceful robot that used two stepper motors and with a simple IR sensor. Yes, above ...

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TechBot line following robot using PIC16F84

Design Goal: The TechBot1 is a small line following robot designed for for the 1998 Embedded Systems conference in San Jose California. It was built by Jerry Merrill and myself and was designed as a promotional robot that would follow a black line drawn on a dry erase board.   Motive Power: The TechBot1 uses 2 Cirrus CS-70 servos that have been modified for full rotation and have had their controller boards ...

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C-52EVBRobot Controller

  Usea C-52 EVB for simple robot experiments. Build a simple two wheels robotwith L293D H-Bridge driver and IR sensors. Write a C program controls robottracked with black tape. Fun with Ving-Peaw Competition 2543, course layout,day-by-day changed rule and scoring also included! Introduction One of my student has made a disgracefulrobot that used two stepper motors and with a simple IR sensor. Yes, abov ...

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JavaBot1……….. A line following robot

Design Goal:   The JavaBot1 is a small line following robot designed to follow a black line drawn on a dry erase board. It is designed to follow very tight curves. The software still has lot's of room for improvement but works well as is. Motive Power: The JavaBot1 uses 2 Cirrus CS-70 servos that have been modified for full rotation and have had their controller boards removed to convert them from serv ...

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The Glowing Green Robot

Robots look cooler when they have a sinister green glow. Better yet, when that glow exists for a functional purpose it's even better! Here I show how to make a custom robot and use LED's to not only enhance line following, but also make it work in the dark too. Step 1: The Mechanical Design First you need to design your robot. I designed mine using CAD, planning out the locations of all the parts carefully. ...

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Hack a Robot

Recently, I built an energy harvesting circuit based on an ultra low voltage DC/DC step up converter chip (LTC3108) from Linear Technology.  With a 1:100 coil transformer (CoilCraft LPR6235), it converts the tiny voltage generated from Peltier thermo-electric generator into high enough level to drive small circuits.   In the following video, I demonstrated that body heat is enough to power a LED.  When ...

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Self-organizing Kilobots

Following simple programmed rules, autonomous robots arrange themselves into vast, complex shapes Cambridge, Mass. – August 14, 2014 – The first thousand-robot flash mob has assembled at Harvard University. “Form a sea star shape,” directs a computer scientist, sending the command to 1,024 little bots simultaneously via an infrared light. The robots begin to blink at one another and then gradually arrange t ...

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