Introduction: Infrared Fighting Tank by Makeblock

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This project is to make two infrared fighting tanks with Starter Robot Kits, some mechanical parts and electric modules. They are controlled with 2.4G wireless joystick. So, how to make it?

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Step 1: Part List

· Purchase Makeblock parts

· 2 x Starter Robot Kit

· ·4 x Beam0808-136-Blue

· ·2 x Beam0808-024-Blue

· ·2 x Beam0824-032-Blue

· ·2 x Beam0808-312-Blue

· ·2 x Me USB Host

· ·2 x Me RJ25 Adapter

· ·2 x LED RGB Strip-Addressable, Sealed(0.5M)

· ·2 x Me RGB LED

· ·2 x Me Infrared Receiver Decode

· ·2 x Me 7-Segment Serial Display

· ·2 x LED - Infrared

· ·2 x Resistor - 330 Ω

· ·2 x Dupont Wire Male to Male Cable Line

· ·2 x RJ25 to Dupont Wire

· ·8 x 6P6C RJ25 cable-20cm

· ·4 x Socket Cap Screw M4x22-Button Head

· ·18 x Socket Cap Screw M4x14-Button Head

· ·12 x Nut 4mm

· ·2 x 2.4G Wireless Joystick

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Step 2: Assemble the Tank

Follow the instructions of Starter user manual to assemble the tank.

Step 3: Assemble the Tank Gun.

Part list:

Beam0808-136-Blue x 2

Beam0824-032-Blue x 1

Beam0808-024-Blue x 1

Socket Cap Screw M4x22-Button Head x 2

Socket Cap Screw M4x14-Button Head x 4

Nut 4mm x 2


Step 4: Attach Beam0808-312 at the End of Tank.

Step 5: Install Me USB Host and RJ 25 Adapter.

Step 6: Install LED RGB Strip and Fix It.

Step 7: Install Me RGB LED.

Step 8: Install Me Infrared Receiver Decode.

Step 9: Install Me 7-Segment Serial Display.

Step 10: Soldering and Wiring

Solder a infrared transmitter with infrared LED, 330 Ω resistor and dupont wires.

Step 11:

Wrap it with electric tape. Connect anode and cathode of infrared LED with black cable and red cable of dupont wire, respectively.

Step 12:

Connect electric modules with Orion

board as follows:

Infrared transmitter: Port 2

Me RGB LED: Port 3

Me 7-Segment Serial Display: Port 4

Me Infrared Receiver Decode: Port 5

Me USB Host: Port 6

Me RJ25 Adapter: Port 7

LED RGB Strip: Me RJ25 Adapter Slot 2

Fix infrared transmitter with tape.


Step 13: Programing

Download Makeblock library and put it under Arduino libraries. The Arduino source code for infrared fighting tank is as follows:

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