Mecanum Wheels are unique wheels that allow you to propel a vehicle in any direction. Not just forward and backward, but sideways and diagonally as well.
Today, we will build a robot car that uses Mecanum Wheels. Our vehicle will also have a remote control with a joystick, a TFT display, and a rechargeable battery.
Today we will learn how RC Remote controls work, and how we can use them with an Arduino.
After learning two different ways of interfacing with the Flysky receiver, we will build a small robot car.
Our car will have two different modes – Normal & Spin. You’ll have to read the article or watch the video to find out what that means!
Today we will be putting together a robot car based upon the popular ESP32CAM module.
Our car will have a WiFi remote control and will stream video, so you can see where you are going when you drive it!
In part 8 of the Build a Real Robot series I will start designing the motor controller. It’s being designed using ATmega328P microcontrollers and will have an I2C interface.
Today I’m getting my development environment setup and I’ll go over the criteria for the motor controller.
In part 5 of the “Build a Real Robot” series I will show you the electronic modules that are mounted on the base unit of DB1.
One of the modules, a Raspberry Pi 3B+, may not be exactly perfect for the job! I will explain why we are using it now, and why it might get replaced with another microcomputer at a later date.
In the fourth installment of the Build a REAL Robot series I will discuss wheels. While it may not seem like the most thrilling subject, selecting wheels for your robot is a very important task.
I will discuss some of the specifications you will need to know when selecting robot wheels and I’ll also go over the different types of wheels you can use for your robot.
In the third installment of the “Build a REAL Robot” series I will show you how to select DC gearmotors for your robot. I’ll also show you the motors that I used in the DB1 design, and how I mounted them to the chassis.
In addition, I’ll introduce you to a very useful online tool for selecting robot motors
In the second installment of the “Build a REAL Robot” series I will show you how to assemble the chassis for the DB1 robot
I will also discuss some of the materials that you can use to create robot chassis of your own design
Introducing DB1, a “real” robot project that you can follow along and build.
In this introduction to the project I will go over the main features and “layers” that DB1 is composed of. You will also get an idea of how the project will evolve.
The Elegoo Smart Robot Car is an Arduino-based design with an impressive list of features
In the final installment of this series, I show you how to use both Collision Avoidance and Line Tracking with the Smart Robot Car.