built by Brian Johansen

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Target Environment Locomotion Method
Indoors 3 Wheels
Sensors / Input Devices Actuators / Output Devices
Ultrasonic sensors
IR linked keypad
local keypad
DC motors
sound system
Control Method Power Source
Autonomous Battery
CPU Type Operating System
Programming Lanuage Weight
Time to build Cost to build
1 year $400
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This robot is made of a small garbage can. It is IR remote controlled and has RAM memory. It can be programmed to roll a specific route that lasts up to 20 minutes. It has a simple ultrasonic collision avoidance system, and can maneuvre itself around a room. It has a sound system that can tell the time with a female voice, alert you when it needs a recharge and alert when it "sees" something in front of it. It took a year to build and costed aprox. $400.

32 channel IR Remote system
2 12V driving motors
1 12V Rechargeable Camcorder NiCd battery
1 Digital speaking watch
1 ultrasonic position system
1 sound unit
1 12V built in recharge unit
and a lot of electronics


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