Baby Joe

built by Scott Preston

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Target Environment Locomotion Method
Indoors 2 Wheels
Sensors / Input Devices Actuators / Output Devices
Sharp 40 kHz IR Module 2 Hi-Output IR LED's
2 hacked Futaba 3003 Servos
Control Method Power Source
Autonomous Battery
CPU Type Operating System
BASIC Stamp None
Programming Lanuage Weight
Time to build Cost to build
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Baby Joe is another technology demonstrator built a lot like Tetherbot. The only difference is his size, the addition of a Basic Stamp II and a Battery pack. Other than that he does the same things. Again I used the no 3rd wheel system. This did not present any problems and kept the bot's profile low. I added calibration port hole for the IR tuning potentiometer. I think this was the best feature of the new bot. Now I could calibrate the eyes with a debug program and then set the bot off to avoid things at different distances. Because I reused an old project box I could not fit the IR receiver inside the box, but no worries, it's only impact was on aesthetics.

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