Step 9: Controls and Conclusion
So if you've done everything correctly, you should be able to use the following commands to control your bot.
The controls for the bot are as follows:
a Turn left
d Turn right
% stop and go to display mode
% When in display mode, clear the screen and return to movement mode
It can be controlled as i said before by using any computer or phone running a terminal program which can communicate over bluetooth.
I've been wanting to make this ever since I got my hands on the bluesmirf module 7 months ago and its been a nice experience involving many topics such as motor control, lcd displays and serial communication, even if it didn't turn out as well as I planned. Atleast I have a clean LCD connection system for future endeavours and i established that the Bluesmirf works perfectly. All in all it
took me 3 days to do this. If you have better equipment and a shield kit, it should take even lesser. Basically, it was a lot of fun. I would like to thank my parents for running around with me when I ran out of parts and I had to go buy them when it was raining cats and dogs. Without them I would have been stuck with a fried LCD and wouldn't have been able to finish this. I don't have many pictures as I started the instructable after I had almost finished the bot. Any queries? Please comment.
And I'm entering this in the Microcontrollers and Making Stuff Move contests. I promise that if I win in either of them, I will churn out much better projects and improve this one to make it work perfectly (that robot kit they are giving for the Microcontroller contest is perfect for this :D and a Bus Pirate will be an excellent addition to my non existent set of equipment).So please vote for me if you like my Instructable!!!!