Continuing to mess around with the ATTiny85 IC… I ported the code from my Arduino Uno line following robot to the ATTiny. Some changes were necessary to make it work: The ATTiny has only 3 analog pins, so the sensor array has 3 TCRT5000 IR LED/Sensors instead of the 6 the original line follower had… Read More »
A few days ago we got several ATTiny85 ICs (datasheet) and this is a first video of the small chip in action. Working 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… Read More »
Test #3 of my Arduino Uno controlled line following bot for the upcoming competition. This test was focused on checking how the bot handles 90 degree turns with sharp corners, line intersections and line breaks. The robot uses 6 TCRT5000 IR reflector sensors positioned in a line.
This is a very basic line following robot using 4 IR led sensor receiver pairs in a line, continuous rotation servos and Arduino Uno. The wheels are made from beer coasters and I was planning to add a wheel encoder using another IR led / sensor pair at a later stage. The logic is very simple, but… Read More »
General Objectives: The objective of this contest is for a robot to follow a black line on a white background, without losing the line while navigating several turns on a race course. The robot to complete the course in the shortest period of time while accurately tracking the line from start to finish wins.
Release Candidate Very hard to keep it steady as voltage increases. That’s the best speed/stability result I got so far. Now using 3 sensors. The video below has it running at about 6V. Test 1 With differential steering This is the project in a very early stage with a regular RC toy steering mechanism. Using… Read More »
A free, on demand course offered by Udacity. Definitely worth checking out… Course Summary: “Learn how to program all the major systems of a robotic car from the leader of Google and Stanford’s autonomous driving teams. This class will teach you basic methods in Artificial Intelligence, including: probabilistic inference, planning and search, localization, tracking and control,… Read More »
Coursera is a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. One of the courses included in 2013 is “Control of Mobile Robots” by Magnus Egerstedt, a Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. According… Read More »