Experimental Robotic Platform. by James Vroman
The ARibit is based on the ARobot kit from ARRICK
My goal is to see how far I can take this chassis
I will be keeping this page updated as the robot develops.
Some of the planned features are as follows:
These will be implemented with PIC microcontrollers
as co-processors on the buss.
Source code and schematics will be posting as each
co-processor is completed.
I feel that the co-processor subsystem approach will
make the initial complexity
more manageable by being able to test on a subsystem
level and also reduce
the complexity of the main control code by off loading
the details to the
Check out the pictures below to see how it is developing.
MORE TO COME......................
- 4 sonar units for ranging and can detection and collection
- PIR motion detection
- 2 Robotic arms (2 axis)
- Speech synthesis
- Dinsmore compass
- Smoke detector tone detection
- IR remote control
- Line following sensors
- Fire detection and extinguisher system
- IR proximity and ranging
- Mechanical collision detection
- Frog sound effects
- Keypad entry
- LCD display
Initial chassis and and arm installation
PIR housings mounted and upper platforms installed
Battery tray installed - I am presently redoing the
tray to add more room for the line following circuitry.
Live and Learn.........
Arm assembly and mascot
James Vroman is a Technical sales and support representative
for TechTools and an active member of the Dallas Personal
Robotics Group. James has been involved in Electronics
over 15 years and can be reached at email@example.com.