built by Dieter Schenk

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Target Environment Locomotion Method
Indoors 2 Wheels
Sensors / Input Devices Actuators / Output Devices
IR detection PWM controlled motors
Control Method Power Source
Autonomous Battery
CPU Type Operating System
Motorola HC11 None
Programming Lanuage Weight
Time to build Cost to build
aprox. 10 hours N/A
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'Q-TYP' alias 'Quick Type' is the result of my idea: 'Quick and cheap building' a simple robot as a first project for beginners. With remotecontrolled movement in different ways. For learning some robotic basics and programming. Material: handwired controllerboard (68hc11f1) board with 32K-RAM motordriver IC, a 4584 IC for inputconditioning, 4,8V-Accupack, 1 IR-receiver module, 2 motors, assembled on a plexi platform with hot glue, rubber band and some screws. Program: PWM controlled motorspeed, IR detection and command recognition, realized with the 'Tiny BASIC compiler' from Carl Lunt. I prepared Q-TYP for 'Interactive C' from the MIT. I implemented also a FORTH version for interaction. I built it in aprox. 10 hours. Q-TYP is able to be solarpowerered (not continuously - accu loading while a standby low power mode) and i want to make him autonomous move outdoor on sunny days. Determining the movement direction by the sunposition and brightness for the best 'feedplace'.... Email: dieter.schenk@a-city.de

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