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|Target Environment||Locomotion Method|
|Sensors / Input Devices||Actuators / Output Devices|
|IR proximity detector
2 bump sensors
|Control Method||Power Source|
|CPU Type||Operating System|
|BASCOM AVR||around 14 ounces|
|Time to build||Cost to build|
|too long||around 100 usd|
|URL for more information|
|This is my first robot. He is equipped with one IRPD, in which IR is reflected off an object and the reflection is detected by a receiver. After Neophyte's fist test run, I noticed that the wheels sometimes got snagged on a chair leg and tipped over the 'bot. Soon after I added two touch/whisker sensors to protect the wheels.
One of my faults in this robot was to put the battery pack behind the servos, therefore making the robot a little "tipsy". This was partially fixed by adding counterweights (washer and other hardware) to the front end.
Feel free to contact me about ?s or comments at email@example.com