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|BugBrain is my first robotics project that started with a kit I purchased off of the Internet. I added the programming and a Infrared object detection sensor. I brought the robot to the Atlanta Hobby Robot Club (AHRC) Robot Rally in May 2004 and won first prize in the Open competition!
BugBrain started as a kit purchased from Yost Engineering The kit comes with a processor, development kit, printed circuit board, and most of the electronic and mechanical parts you see on the robot. I added the brown daughter board that sits underneath the front of BugBrain and the eyestalks that give BugBrain vision capabilities. The vision circuit was designed by AHRC member Dale Heatherington. I re-programmed the BX-24 processor from NetMedia to use the vision circuit and arranged the functionality of the robot into different tasks.