Thursday, March 6

Robot update 2

Hardware and software simulations are done. Now to implement it physically. Those 3 round things are the motors that make up the robot's arm. Not included in the schemetic are the infrared range sensor and infrared detector circuit. Design is non plagarized whatsoever. =p

The sequence of the robot would be:

1) Detect the presence of a box
2) Detect the height of the box
3) Output the height measured to the LCD
4) Robot fingers close hence grab box
5) Swing robot arm to a certain degrees horizontally according to height A, B, C or D
6) Release grab on box hence drop box
7) Return robot arm back to initial position
8) Wait for next box presence

Everything ran smoothly on simulation, tomorrow have to test it out in real life.

If there's still time (which I hardly doubt so), further stuff that could be added on is

-Interface to a computer and use a GUI to adjust height parameters
-Transmit height readings wirelessly through infrared to another robotic arm

But what I'd really want to do is to add a led box which has 16 leds arranged in a box. With that, make a smiley face when it detects a box. If it doesn't, then well, sad face lor.

What I look forward to the most, is actually naming it when it's finally complete. =D

5 Eye Balls:

Grace said...

name it after me lah.... ;)

Monsta said...

well, if it can't work i name it after u lah.. ;p

tsuen (",)v said...

eh..i thought u were gonna name it after me wei



Justin said...

hahaha girls fighting over their rights to be the name of ur 'baby'

so cool.


Monsta said...

Tsuen: meow!!

Justin: too bad they weren't the mother.. HOHO

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