PathFinder V1.0

built by Jani Bajec

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Target Environment Locomotion Method
Indoors 4 Wheels
Sensors / Input Devices Actuators / Output Devices
N/A DC motor
Servo
Control Method Power Source
Radio/Control Battery
CPU Type Operating System
Intel 80x86 Windows 95/98/NT/2K/CE...
Programming Lanuage Weight
BASIC N/A
Time to build Cost to build
3 Days no cost
URL for more information
http://www.ro.feri.uni-mb.si/tekma/Welcome.html
Comments
This is my first robot. I built this robot for competition in our faculty. Robot shoud be able to follow line. So, I decided to make radio controlled - computer guided Bot. In computer i have card PC-dio-96, which have 100 I/O ports. Next, I took apart an old RC car and installed receiver in robot, transmiter was placed next to my PC. Program is written in Visual Basic, to ensure to be as simple as possible. Unfortunetlly, bot had no sensors, because i cant transmit sensor readings back to PC. (i don't know where can I get 2 way transmiter). I used lego to reduce cost, so this bot costed me nothing :) (i already had IO card) =) Time to build: 3 days Problems: - no two way communication (help would be apriciated) - huge problmes with transmiter ( if wires were just a little bit longer, it dindn't work anymore) :( - i had to take my PC to competition :) Future: Off road robot with full autonomy, camera and spakers. Tnx for reading, feel free to email me: jbajec@email.si

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