Let me know I need to create one micro mouse and programming? Please Help!!!!!

I want to create a micro mouse and programming, and can not find how to do it.I have 1 arduino Uno, IR Beacon Transceiver and two motors.I wonder if I need something more???. As I program the micro mouse???. If you can help me, I'd appreciate. Thanks

 


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bwrussell4 years ago
Is a micro mouse a robot or do you mean a computer mouse? Either way, it won't be very micro if you are using an UNO. Unless of course you meant micro as in a microcontroller. How far are you? What are your electronics and programming skill levels?
Jesma_1992 (author)  bwrussell4 years ago
Thanks for your reply. My project is to make a micromouse (robot) or something similar, I need is the function of this, go to one place to another by sensors. The equipment I have is 1 arduino Uno, IR Beacon Transceiver and two motors. The Arduino Uno, I think use as a microcontroller for this project. Well my level in programming is not very advanced, just beginning in the programming.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micromouse
rickharris4 years ago
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micromouse

I guiess by your question your programmin skills are not so hot?

This being the case you need seriously to start to develop them - Start SMALL and build up your knowledge. You need to begin with a really simple task such as lighting a few LEDs in different ways.

Flashing them on and off Turning them on with inputs from some sensors. Then you need to take all of the things you have and learn how to operate them individually -

Turn the motors on and off, receive the beacon and use that to turn the motors on and off etc.

By building slowly you develop skills that will help you solve the problem.

As for programming this is not a trivial task for this problem. You need to analyse what your doing or trying to do so you have a clear picture in your mind. I recommend flow charting the problem

https://www.instructables.com/id/Starting-programming-with-a-flow-chart/

You can find out about the hardware on line by researching  a simple micro mouse or a simple wall following mouse or a simple maze solving mouse.

This is a college level project so your going to need time and a LOT of patience and stick-at-it-ness

it's only my opinion and others will dissagree but the 'Duino isn't the best place to start learning to programme.

Read This PDF to get started  and then look at the other 2 PDF files to gain more knowledge about HOW to interface and how programming works (it's NOT about 'Duino BUT is relevant, clear and written for school kids to understand.)

You need to be a LOT further down the road before you in a position to build your mouse

HOWEVER

We all started somewhere, Most of us succeed eventually if we keep at it.

Go to it :-)
Jesma_1992 (author)  rickharris4 years ago
HI!!!


Thanks for your reply. Well my level in programming is not very advanced, just beginning in the programming. I done rotated to a motor and LED lighting. But I cannot do programming of my project and I have found it very difficult. My project is to make a micromouse or something similar, I need is the function of this, go to one place to another by sensors. I have read many things and I tried, I will read what I indicated. Thanks

PS it would be nice to know you have read this and what your plan of action is! :-)
There is quite a lot of stuff about micromouse (ONE word) if you look for it. and you'll also find "maze solving" out there.