Bug Brain

built by Eric Z. Ayers

Target Environment Locomotion Method
Indoors 6 Legs
Sensors / Input Devices Actuators / Output Devices
impact whiskers
IR detectors
visible LEDs
2 Servos
Control Method Power Source
Autonomous Battery
CPU Type Operating System
Netmedia BX-24 None
Programming Lanuage Weight
Time to build Cost to build
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BugBrain is my first robotics project that started with a kit I purchased off of the Internet. I added the programming and a Infrared object detection sensor. I brought the robot to the Atlanta Hobby Robot Club (AHRC) Robot Rally in May 2004 and won first prize in the Open competition!

BugBrain started as a kit purchased from Yost Engineering The kit comes with a processor, development kit, printed circuit board, and most of the electronic and mechanical parts you see on the robot. I added the brown daughter board that sits underneath the front of BugBrain and the eyestalks that give BugBrain vision capabilities. The vision circuit was designed by AHRC member Dale Heatherington. I re-programmed the BX-24 processor from NetMedia to use the vision circuit and arranged the functionality of the robot into different tasks.

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