Tutorial: Robotic Motor Control

Tutorial: Robotic Motor Control
In this article the author will show you how to build A Robot by adding the electronics necessary to control the speed and direction of both motors on the robotic chassis. The two main additions in this portion of the project are a microcontroller and a motor controller IC. Since we now have a beautiful robotic ...

Stepper motor Introduction for Beginners

Stepper motor Introduction for Beginners
Stepper motors (also called step motors) are electronic motors that offer precise rotation control. The size of the increment is measured in degrees and can vary depending on the application. Typical increments are 0.9 or 1.8 degrees, with 400 or 200 increments thus representing a full circle. Stepper motors have been used in computer hard drive ...

Robotic Light Sensors

Robotic Light Sensors
A light sensor has the role to detect the light and the result is translated into output analog value. The sensor output depends by light intensity and has low or high values. The robot can be programmed to react when the light sensor detects a certain amount of light. In some words, a light sensor is ...

How Does I2C Connection Works 101

How Does I2C Connection Works 101
I2C Connection 101 If you try to put 5 or more sensors on your robot, your MCU will soon be out of I/O pins in no time. For example a Sumovore with the Atmel brain board, can contain 4-5 edge detectors, 2 IR LEDS, 2 IR receivers, 2 motors, and 6 user programmable LEDs. That’s ...

How to Build a Infrared Sensor

How to Build a Infrared Sensor
This tutorial teaches you how to build a Infrared Sensor which is essential to line following robots? Making this yourself, would be much cheaper than buying one, and it’s not difficult at all! The result would be something like this: This instructable comes in two stages, Stage 1 is the prototyping stage, where you build ...

What Battery Should You Use For Your Robot 1

What Battery Should You Use For Your Robot
Battery and Robotics With the advent of portable personal electronics, from cell phones to MP3 players, to laptops and even watches, there has been a massive surge in battery research within the last decade. No longer are your robots limited to bulky low power non-rechargeable batteries, and instead today there is a large assortment to ...