Dongle: An Autonomous Robot Fish

Posted 13 Nov 2002 at 15:08 UTC by steve Share This

The Seattle Robotics Society has published a nice article on the design and construction of an autonomous robot fish by a team of students from Cal-Poly. Dongle has a sonar sensor (adapted from a commercial fish finder) for obstacle avoidance. Propulsion is provided by two servos mechanically connnected in series to produce fish-like tail movements. For a brain, Dongle has a 68hc11-based BOTBoard running SBASIC code. The article includes photos, schematics, and source code.

Could be a great leaf sweeper, posted 13 Nov 2002 at 15:33 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)

Very cool article! All it needs is a leaf vacuum to get those leafs out of the pool and it'd be great! I guess it could use a repeating "da dump da dump" music option too. =8-)

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