Robotics – Automation Projects

Application of Microcontroller in Science and Technology

The rapid growth in science and technology offers several advantages of using integrated circuits, microprocessors, microcontrollers, embedded chips, etc., in designing electrical and electronics projects and circuits by reducing their size, cost, and complexity.  Using these embedded chips and microcontrollers is increasing due to its simplicity and benefits. The microcontrollers can be programmed to perform …

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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 …

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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 …

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The Rock

This robot is controlled by a visual basic program (through the serial port), and can move in three different velocities by a pulse width modulated (PWM) signal generated by a PIC microcontroller (16F877). The robot can be operated in two modes, “normal control” and “light tracker” modes. In the normal control mode, the robot can …

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Infrared Remote Controlled (RC) Steerable Vibrobot Created by Naghi Sotoudeh SCHEMATIC

Infrared Remote Controlled (RC) Steerable Vibrobot Created by Naghi Sotoudeh

Vibrobots (and bristlebots) are simple robots that use a tiny pager / cellphone vibrator motor (with an eccentric weight) to randomly bounce around — they are the subject of many Maker / DIY projects as well as some well-known commercial toys (such as the $7.00 Hexbug Nano).  Naghi Sotoudeh, a Hizook reader from Iran, contacted …

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DIY Muscle Sensor / EMG Circuit for a Microcontroller

Measuring muscle activation via electric potential, referred to as electromyography (EMG) , has traditionally been used for medical research and diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders. However, with the advent of ever shrinking yet more powerful microcontrollers and integrated circuits, EMG circuits and sensors have found their way into prosthetics, robotics and other control systems. Yet, EMG …

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