Introduction: Color Sensing Robot
University of Manitoba Introduction to Robotics Final Project:
I have designed a robot using raspberry pi and Matlab that detects color and moves accordingly.
Step 1: Parts Required
- Raspberry Pi 2 (with standard peripherals)
- USB Webcam
- L298 Dual DC Motor Driver
- Tamiya Double Gearbox with DC Motors (or any gearbox with compatible motors)
- Access to Matlab/Simulink
-Computer Vision Toolbox
-Raspberry PI Hardware add on
-Image Acquisition Toolbox
Step 2: Assemble Gearbox
Follow the included instructions to assemble the Tamiya gearbox or follow a youtube guide. After assembling the gearbox solder wires to the DC motor connections. These will attach to the outputs of the L298 motordriver.
Step 3: Connecting the L298 to the Gearbox
Connect one of the DC motors to the A+ and A- of the green terminal block. Likewise for the 2nd motor but with B+ and B-.
Step 4: Connect the Raspberry Pi to the L298
Connect the GPIO's from the Raspberry Pi you have chosen to the following pins on the L298:
*Pin numbers vary from model to model
Step 5: Upload Matlab Code Onto Raspberry PI
Instructions for running Matlab on a raspberry pi can be found on the Mathworks website. Upload the provided code onto the Raspberry Pi. What the code does is detect if there is more green than red in frame and than move the robot forward. Basically if it's a "Green Light" the robot gos.