Tech Explorations™ Make an Arduino Robot [Video]

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Tech Explorations™ Make an Arduino Robot [Video]

Peter Dalmaris, Vagelis Chantzis

An autonomous light-seeking an obstacle avoiding robot for Arduino Makers that want to learn the hard way
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Video Details

ISBN 139781788625289
Course Length7 hours and 58 minutes

Video Description

Arduino project course as an opportunity for you to get deep into the messy details of understanding, designing and constructing a simple yet infinitely extensible wheeled robot. From figuring out what the robot is supposed to do, to selecting the right parts, configuring them, assembling them and testing them, all the way to producing a refined outcome, this project emphasizes the iterative process of problem-solving. By the end of the course, you will have created an Arduino wheeled robot that can navigate towards a light source and avoid obstacles along the way, on its own. But more than that, by the end of the course you will have become a better problem solver. You will have experience in analyzing problems and designing solutions. You will be able to integrate simple mechanical parts with motors, batteries, sensors and other electronics. The ideal student for this course is someone who has completed Arduino Step by Step Getting Started or has a good basic level of understanding of the Arduino. You already know how to write simple sketches and wire components in a breadboard. Although I will be showing the robot building process in great detail, having a basic level understanding of the Arduino will make this project a lot more enjoyable for you.

Style and Approach

An exhaustive course packed with step-by-step instructions, working examples, and helpful advice. This course is divided into clear chunks so you can learn at your own pace and focus on your own area of interest

 

Table of Contents

Introduction
What is this course about?
Course guide
How to get the most out of this course
Tools you will need
Parts you will need
Specifications - what will the robot do
The micro controller and sensors
Introduction
The microcontroller
Single photo sensor
Dual photo sensors
Light conditions and robot actions
Implementing the light seeking sketch
Implementing the light seeking – testing
The ultrasonic distance sensor
The ultrasonic sensor sketch and demo
The motors
Introduction
Continuous rotation servos - circuit assembly
Continuous rotation servos sketch and demo
The mini servo motor
Find a clear path with the distance sensor and the mini servo Part 1
Find a clear path with the distance sensor and the mini servo Part 2
The chassis and assembly
Introduction
The chassis
Attach the continuous rotation servos
Attach the chassis top side
Attach the breadboard
Attach the mini servo and distance sensor
Wiring
Introduction
The wiring schematic walkthrough
Wiring the motors
Wiring the distance sensor
Wiring the LEDs
Wiring the potentiometer and distance sensors
Wiring the batteries
Testing
Introduction
Testing the batteries and sketch
Testing on the bench
First floor test - Light seeking
Second floor test - Light seeking (improved)
Using Bluetooth for wireless telemetry
Third floor test – Obstacles
Testing conclusion
Making the project permanent with the prototyping shield
Introduction
The prototyping shield
Component placement on the prototyping shield Part 1
Component placement on the prototyping shield Part 2
Wire the prototyping shield 1 - Arduino Switch
Wire the prototyping shield 2 - 5V light sensors pot and distance sensor
Wire the prototyping shield 3 - GND light sensors pot and distance sensor
Wire the prototyping shield 3 - Analog pins
Wire the prototyping shield motors 1
Wire the prototyping shield motors 2
Testing the prototyping shield on the bench
Conclusion: Removed the breadboard
Conclusion
What did you learn in this course?
What else can you do with your robot?

What You Will Learn

  • Use continuous rotation servos
  • Use micro servos
  • Use light sensors to find the bearing of a light source
  • Use a rotating distance sensor to find a free path
  • Design a custom moving robot on a breadboard
  • Understand the basic challenges of robot design
  • Use a prototyping shield to produce a refined prototype

Authors

Table of Contents

Introduction
What is this course about?
Course guide
How to get the most out of this course
Tools you will need
Parts you will need
Specifications - what will the robot do
The micro controller and sensors
Introduction
The microcontroller
Single photo sensor
Dual photo sensors
Light conditions and robot actions
Implementing the light seeking sketch
Implementing the light seeking – testing
The ultrasonic distance sensor
The ultrasonic sensor sketch and demo
The motors
Introduction
Continuous rotation servos - circuit assembly
Continuous rotation servos sketch and demo
The mini servo motor
Find a clear path with the distance sensor and the mini servo Part 1
Find a clear path with the distance sensor and the mini servo Part 2
The chassis and assembly
Introduction
The chassis
Attach the continuous rotation servos
Attach the chassis top side
Attach the breadboard
Attach the mini servo and distance sensor
Wiring
Introduction
The wiring schematic walkthrough
Wiring the motors
Wiring the distance sensor
Wiring the LEDs
Wiring the potentiometer and distance sensors
Wiring the batteries
Testing
Introduction
Testing the batteries and sketch
Testing on the bench
First floor test - Light seeking
Second floor test - Light seeking (improved)
Using Bluetooth for wireless telemetry
Third floor test – Obstacles
Testing conclusion
Making the project permanent with the prototyping shield
Introduction
The prototyping shield
Component placement on the prototyping shield Part 1
Component placement on the prototyping shield Part 2
Wire the prototyping shield 1 - Arduino Switch
Wire the prototyping shield 2 - 5V light sensors pot and distance sensor
Wire the prototyping shield 3 - GND light sensors pot and distance sensor
Wire the prototyping shield 3 - Analog pins
Wire the prototyping shield motors 1
Wire the prototyping shield motors 2
Testing the prototyping shield on the bench
Conclusion: Removed the breadboard
Conclusion
What did you learn in this course?
What else can you do with your robot?

Video Details

ISBN 139781788625289
Course Length7 hours and 58 minutes
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