When I was in the 8th grade, I was intrigued while playing the motion games on Nokia 5800. I was thrilled, how I could control the racing car by only tilting the phone. I used to dream of making this same car in the real world.
Now, in 11th grade ( Age 17) having got an Arduino Uno and learnt how to program it, I was able to build my "Hercules" robot.
Hercules is the name given to my motion controlled robot because of its immense torque and speed. The robot is controlled by an android phone through bluetooth. The advantage of using an android phone to control the robot, is that I can use any android phone to control it and am not confined to using only one controller for the robot. The use of an android phone as a controller, significantly reduces the cost of the project, since money is not spent in building a controller for the robot.
The Hercules was built for the 2012 Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai's IIT Techfest ( Asia's largest tech festival ). The objective was to build a motion controlled robot that could race around an obstacle track.
Step 1: Step 1: Parts Needed:
For making this robot you need the following parts :
1. Arduino Uno.
2. Bluetooth Transceiver Chip ( Serial Bluetooth Modem).
3. L298 Dual H-Bridge IC.
4. 4pcs of Geared Motor (Specifications depend on application of the robot).
5. 4pcs of wheels.
6. 12v 1Ah SLA Battery.
7. Base plate for the robot components.
8. 3cms x 7cms PCB.
9. 4pcs of Project Enclosure / boxes .
10. SPST Switch.
11. Male Header Pins (Straight).
13. Small Screws and nuts.
14. Resistors ( 1pc 10K ohms and 1pc 20k ohms).
15. Android phone.
1. Soldering iron.
3. Soldering wax.