Spark II

built by Leonardo F. Urbano

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Target Environment Locomotion Method
Indoors 2 Wheels
Sensors / Input Devices Actuators / Output Devices
3 photo sensors 2 servo motors
Control Method Power Source
Autonomous Battery
CPU Type Operating System
BASIC Stamp None
Programming Lanuage Weight
BASIC N/A
Time to build Cost to build
1 day $100
URL for more information
http://www.lurbano.com/spark2.php
Comments
Spark II is the robot developed to illustrate the light-following behavior that will be running in parallel with other behaviors in a behavior-based AUV project. The AUVs control system will function similarly to my past robots, employing a cascading array of behaviors from high to low priority. The AUV, carrying out it's tasks in water, must operate under complex dynamic environments. This was designed explicitly as a platform for testing light-tracking algorithms.

Built - March 3rd, 2001

Size - 7" x 5" x 3" square body

Body - plastic cover to a Radio Shack project box

Electronics - 1 BASIC Stamp II microcontroller unit, 2 servo motors with wheel attached, 1 2-channel L329D H-bridge motor driver circuit, 3 photo-voltaic cadmium sulfide photo sensors, 1 9V batteries, 4 C batteries for drive motors (stored underneath)

Control System - subsumption controller

Email: lfu@drexel.edu

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