Basic Bot

built by Sophon Mahachareon

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Target Environment Locomotion Method
Indoors 4 Wheels
Sensors / Input Devices Actuators / Output Devices
IR sensors Servo motors
Control Method Power Source
Autonomous Battery
CPU Type Operating System
BASIC Stamp None
Programming Lanuage Weight
BASIC
Time to build Cost to build
2 weeks $45
URL for more information
N/A
Comments
This is my first robot attempt. it has all the basics, 2 servos, right, left and center IR capability using one detector. the IR is modulated at 38KHZ to filter ambient light. i used an BASIC STAMP II for the controller and is programmed in Pbasic. the platform is a jazz disc jewel case. the robots main behavior is to find the brightest spot in a room while avoiding all objects it comes across. the big problem i had with this robot was finding a platform to put it on. i had breadboarded the whole robot before i had anything to put the electronics on. this robot took about 2 weeks to complete and cost around 45 dollars (cost of the oopic) the rest of the parts were spare parts i had at home. all in all, a good first robotic experience. Email: sophon@mail.rinp.ac.th Additional info added 12/2/2000 - This robot was invented in Thailand by using a PARALLAX's micro controller 'Basic Stamp II". - Two infrared sensors are used to control this robot. One is to control track lines and the other is to prevent bumping while it is working. - Two servo motors are used in driving system.

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