Introduction: How to Make a Makeblock Small Tank With Ultrasonic Sensor
If you have bought the starter kit with Me-BaseBoard go visit the instruction page below:
Me-Baseboard Robot Tank
For more information, please visit Makeblock website here.
This instructable, How to make a Makeblock Remote Control 2WD Robot, will show you the step-by-step instructions on how to build a Small Tank with Ultrasonic Sensor by Makeblock.
Now let's have some fun!
Step 1: Materials List
Mechanical Part List:
2 × Beam 0824-144
1 × Beam 0824-128
1 × Beam 0824-96
4 × Timing Pulley 90T
2 × DC Motor-25 Bracket
2 × Shaft Connector-4
2 × Threaded Shaft 4×31mm
4 × Flange Bearing 4×8×3mm
2 × Shaft Collar 4mm
2 × Plastic Ring 4×7×2
14 × Screw M4×14
2× Screw M4×8
4 × Countersunk Screw M3×8
4 × Headless Screw M3×5
2 × Nut M4
38 × Track
38 × Track Axle
Electronic Modules List:
1 × Arduino
1 × Acrylic Box
1 × Me-BaseShield
1 × Battery Holder
1 × Acrylic Battery Bracket
2 × DC Motor-25
1 × Me Ultrasonic Sensor V2.0
1 × RJ11 Cable
Step 2: Build the Chassis of the Robot
Follow the pictured steps to build the chassis of the robot.
Step 3: Add Motors
Before add the motors on the chassis, you need build the two motors with motor brackets.
Then add the motors on the chassis with 4 Screw M4×14.
Step 4: Attach the Driven Wheels
There are 4 wheels of this robot, 2 driving wheels and 2 driven wheels.
Firstly, add 2 driving wheels with Shaft Connector-4 as above pictures show.
Step 5: Add the Driving Wheels
Firstly, build the 2 driving wheels.
Then install them on the chassis.
The pictures above show the steps.
Step 6: Build Track of the Robot
Each side of the robot need 19 pieces of track parts to build the track.
The pictures above show how to build the track.
Step 7: Install the Tracks
Install the 2 tracks to the robot as the pictures show.
Step 8: Add the Motor Wires
Now let's add the electronic parts to the Small Tank you have built.
Add teh motor wires to the motors as above pictures show.
Step 9: Add the Holder of the Electronic Modules
Before adding the electronic modules, we need add a holder to the robot.
The pictures above show how to add the holder.
Step 10: Add Me Ultrasonic Sensor V2.0
Install Me Ultrasonic Sensor V2.0 with two Screw M4×8 as above pictures show.
Step 11: Add Arduino & Me-Baseshield
In this step, we'll add Arduino & Me-Baseshield to the top of the Robot by using 2 Plastic Rivet R4060.
Step 12: Add the Battery Holder
In this step, we'll add the Battery Holder to the bottom of the Robot by using 2 Plastic Rivet R4060.
Step 13: Connect the Wires
It is easy to connect the wires now. The table above shows how to connect the motors and sensors to Me-BaseShield. After the connecting, we have made the Robot. The next step will show you how to upload the demo code and make the Robot run.
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