Introduction: SainSmart InstaBots Upright Rover(Self-Balancing Robot With Arduino)
Upright Rover is a self-balancing robot which was designed by SainSmart. They really made it simple. As you can see, there are only 8 wires on the robot and 8 wires on the controller. So let's find out how it works!
PARTS IN THE BOX
2x UNO R3
2x USB Cable
2x Sensor Shield
2x Gear Motor
2x Motor bracket
1x 9V Battery Snap
1x Balancing Robot Platform
1x Wireless Remote Controller Platform
1x Box &wires & connectors
You can find the kits on this website.
Step 1: Opening Box and Soldering
There are so many boards!
Following the instruction on the website, we may solder the motors first. And it says that wires and capacitors can be connected to any electrode, so just do it. And about the T-plug, it need to be soldered as shown in the diagram. We should pay more attention to the T-plug or we will damage the motor drive controller board.
Step 2: The Bottom of the Robot
Assembling the bottom is easy. The expanded diagrams on the website is pretty cool and helpful. Just remember one thing, assembling the motor bracket before you put the motor on it.
Step 3: The Middle and the Top of the Robot
Step 4: Wiring and Connecting of the Robot
I copied it from the website.
Positive electrode -> VCC
Negative electrode -> GND
5V -> 5V
GND -> GND
IN1 -> D3
IN2 -> D4
IN3 -> D5
IN4 -> D6
ENA -> D9
ENB -> D10
MOTOR1 -> OUT1, OUT2
MOTOR2 -> OUT3, OUT4
Potentiometer1 -> A0
Potentiometer2 -> A2
As not everyone solders the wires in the same way, if the wheels turn in the wrong direction swap the D3 and the D4 or the D5 and the D6;After adjusting the robot so that it can stand up, try to control it with the remote controller. If it can go forward and go back normally but cannot turn, please swap D9 and D10.
If the potentiometers can not stick on the board tightly, you can solder the pins with a little bit solder wire.
Step 5: The Bottom of the Remote Controller
Screws and shims are needed for each tapped hole.
Step 6: The Middle of the Remote Controller
No difficulty but a pity. You can only tight two of the screws which were designed for the UNO R3. Because the other two of the tapped holes on the UNO R3 are too close to the components on it.
Step 7: Wiring and Connecting of the Remote Controller
Space between the four pillars is for the 9V battery.
Step 8: The Top of the Remote Controller
Step 9: Finish!
Assembling only takes me an hour, but my battery is still on shipping. So let's watch the tutorial video first!