Daisy – an Arduino autonomous obstacle avoidance robot

Daisy is an old "Discovery Kids" projection alarm clock turned into an autonomous obstacle avoiding bot. The brain is an Arduino Mini. Two small servos, modified for continuous rotation, are used for a differential drive and a combination of 3 infrared sensors (under the "skirt") and 1 HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensor (the "eyes") detect obstacles. I used the built in piezo buzzer for the alarm clock to play some basic tunes and sounds when power is turned on.   http://youtu.be/kdvl3p1z2mQcontinue reading →

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…)