Arduino robot kit – Autonomous Motion

Arduino robot kit – Autonomous Motion
At this point, we can put the motion and the range sensing capabilities of the robot to good use. For autonomous motion (no remote control), the robot needs to use its range sensor to detect obstacles and avoid them by turning to another direction. The next sketch does that by moving the robot forward while reading ...

Arduino Relay Module

Arduino Relay Module
A relay can be used, for example, to control the power to a small home appliance. I used this Arduino 2-Channel Relay Module (AC 250V 10A / DC 30V 10A) to control multiple appliances by replacing the mechanical on/off switch of a regular power bar with this relay. The control of the relay by an Arduino microcontroller is straight forward. ...

Arduino robot kit – Wiring Diagram

Arduino robot kit - Wiring Diagram
I have created this wiring diagram for the connections between the motor controller, motors, and sensor shield. I’ll update it later to include other components. And here is an update that includes the servo motor and the range sensor. And here are the detailed pin assignments for all modules: Pin Assignment Arduino Pin Description Motor ...

Robotics

Robotics
I like robotics and there was a time when I wanted a career in building robots. I am glad that didn’t happen because now I can build robots for fun. My interest in robots was renewed in 2001 when I discovered LEGO Mindstorms in this IEEE Spectrum article, and since then I had fun with ...