Octobot

built by Walt Weaver

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Target Environment Locomotion Method
Indoors 8 Legs
Sensors / Input Devices Actuators / Output Devices
2 Microswitch sensors
IR sensor
2 12v gearmotors
LEDs
Speaker
Control Method Power Source
IR Remote Control Battery
CPU Type Operating System
BASIC Stamp None
Programming Lanuage Weight
BASIC N/A
Time to build Cost to build
several years N/A
URL for more information
http://www.computan.on.ca/~wweaver/octobot/octobot.htm
Comments
I built this robot off & on over several years.It has gone through a number of iterations. It uses two 12v gearmotors to drive the 4 legs on each side separately so it can turn & go forward and back. The legs are driven on each side via a gear train mounted to 1/4" plexiglas. The motor control is via a Parallax BS1 microprocessor thru 4 DPDT relays. It has 2 microswitch sensors on the front for obstacle avoidance, LED's for eyes and a speaker to communicate. I used a IR sensor and a TV remote control so that I can control it by IR remote control using the Sony codes. I got the idea from a website called "Corky's Robtoz".It walks well on smooth surfaces but doesn't turn well on carpet.

Email: wweaver@computan.on.ca

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