ATTiny85 Mini Robot vs. Black Box

A few days ago we got several ATTiny85 ICs (datasheet) and this is a first video of the small chip in action.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk5PbAOYuLUWorking out the kinks of programming this little guy with an Arduino Uno and getting Arduino libraries to work with it takes a bit of effort and digging around the forums. Still, as a small, light and cheap (can be found for $1.15 online) alternative of an Arduino Uno - it looks very promising! Here is a detailed tutorial on how to program the ATTiny using an Arduino Uno.(more…)

Project 1: Autonomous, Obstacle Avoiding Bot

Objectives:Build a robot that is capable of traversing across an obstacle course. The course is configurable to present at least 3 different routes. The Bot has to attempt crossing each of the 3 course setups. The winning Bot will be the one that has completed all 3 courses in the shortest time. (more…)