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I think you can get 10 meters out of this, but you might want to make the body a little longer and the rear wheels larger in diameter. The distance is mainly determined by how many times the rear wheel turns before the rubber band is unwound, so a larger wheel (as long as the rubber band can turn it) will take you farther.
In step number 17, "vision_soft.ino" is the code for the Pixy camera.
Thank you! I enjoyed the challenge of putting it all together.
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Thanks, always good to hear from you! I created a bigger version of this as a Halloween 3d printed table . . https://community.makezine.com/share/mike-rigsby/g...
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Great detective work!
Here's another image of the bar:
Thank you--it's always great to hear words of encouragement from you! A video of the entire project can be seen here I have kept up with most of the steps at this location: https://hackaday.io/project/11397-santas-shopIt looks like we'll get the thing into a display window in a local business in December--keeping our fingers crossed.We have enjoyed this, seeing what we could put together just for fun (no commercial benefit at all).
If the power for the Arduino comes from a low quality wall wart, then there is interference. I'm speculating that "noise" from the wall wart travels along the wire and is so close to the antenna and Arduino that it creates problems. I have not seen any problems caused by wall warts in the room where the sensor is operating. Mainly, I just wanted to point out that powering the Arduino from a wall wart may result in failure to detect.
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