I've always liked robots that can move in rough terrain. This time I decided that I will use ready-made chassis modifying it slightly and adding a few additional components. By using a ready chassis I could quickly build a working model and take care of its software. The robot can operate autonomously detecting obstacles in its close surrounding. It can also be controlled via bluetooth using a mobile phone or tablet. The whole electronic design was made based on the Arduino Mega 2560 that is quite powerful. I hope that everyone will find something interesting in this instruction.
Happy coding :)
If you don't have too much time to building your own mobile robot platform you can buy "Robot Smart Car Kit" that includes a chassis, wheels, motors and other mechanical components. To build the robot we will need additional electronics to control the motors and sensors to detect obstacles. At the end we will add LiPo batteries to power the robot and the project will be ready for testing.
Parts needed in this project: