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Finding distance travelled by differential drive robot

In a two wheeled differential drive robot, with wheel radius 7cm. bot starts from rest and the two motors are randomly actuated. Left wheel has rotated by 270 degrees, and the right wheel rotates by ...
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Battery fast discharging

It is my first question on this forum. I have a problem with my arduino project. I am working on a mobile robot. I use L298P Motor Shield for controlling the two 5v gearbox motors. The power supply is ...
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How can I design a light-weight, on-board battery & charging system for a self-charging robot?

My project involves the robot navigating to its charging station, docking, charging, then resuming whatever it was doing. The robot is a hexapod with 18 leg motors, 2 camera motors, and will be ...
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How feasible is it to localize a robot based on EM beacon?

I am designing a little tabletop robot with a very simple goal of keeping track of where it is on the table as he traverses it. This, as it turns out, is a lot more difficult than I imagined. All the ...
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Need to run a mobile robot on batteries

I made a 4wd mobile robot with an 4 DoF robotic arm on it and currently in process of designing a power board for my robot. I would like get a detailed road map on designing a power board for the ...
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Using rotary encoders with no interrupt pins

I little background first.. I have 4 separate wheels in my robot and an encoder on each wheel. I am using an arduino mega 2560 which only has 6 interrupt pins, every code that I've seen either uses 2 ...
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Why not connect battery negative to chassis?

I am making a mobile robot with a metallic chassis. Usually, a non-moving appliance will have the ground pin of the wall socket connected to the chassis, but in a moving device, there is only the ...
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Interference from motors on PWM signal

Am building myself a robot chasis that is RC controlled. There is an RC receiver attached in solution and I have a remote RC transmitter. When the motors are not running, I get a perfectly clean ...
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Pressure sensing controller using Stress Ball

I am thinking of a project proposal for my robotics course and we are required to make one that has a potential application on physical therapy or medical fields. One thing that came across my mind is ...
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Cascading PID DC Motor Position & Velocity Controllers

I'm trying to build a robot with a differential drive powered by two DC motors. First I implemented a PID Controller to control the velocity of each motor independently. Estimated the TF using the ...
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Can I power a 5V USB hub using 5.33V DC or should I use 7V with a 7805 voltage regulator?

I'm basically loading up enough batteries to run a USB hub and a webcam. The USB hub is rated at 5 volts. Right now I've connected 8 batteries (these batteries, if relevant) in series and in parallel ...
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Differential Drive for Heavy Robot

I'm asking here another question in relation to my previous one. I would like to know how would one proceed when you want to control a heavy robot with differential wheel drive. When it comes to ...
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Motor Control with PMW or RPM on heavy robot

I'm going to try to explain my problem as clearly as I can. I have been building a robot that has four wheels, 2 motors and 2 free wheels. Its a differential drive system. ...
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How to drop 6 volts to 5 volts

I am designing a robot using the PIC16F877A microcontroller that will avoid walls and obstacles. I plan to have it run off of 4 AA batteries. I was wondering how i would convert the 6 volt input ...
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Signal the MCU using GPRS

I am working on a project with a GPRS and MCU. I am feeding the data to my server via GPRS, it's socket server. I was wondering if there is a way ( AT Command ) to do the reverse, I mean I like to ...
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How do I connect this 3.3V system and 6V ish system together?

I have an old 'Cybot' robot I built from a kit. I'm trying to mount a Raspberry Pi on it to act as brains. I'm a computer programmer, but my electronics knowledge is very limited. Have access to basic ...
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Cow tipping robot plans [closed]

Does anyone have plans for a cow tipping robot? Its hard to do by hand so we are thinking a robot would be good. I remember seeing a robot wars or some other show where one bot tried to tip another, ...
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Decoupling capacitor across Raspberry Pi GPIO input (+ Arduino + robotics)

I've been messing around with a robot kit from Parallax (the BOE Shield Kit), which has a 5xAA (7.2 V?) power source. The BOE shield includes its own 5 V regulator, which is used to control ...
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PIC18 Robot - Travelling exact distance straight using two wheel encoders problems

(EDIT: Added TMR0 & TMR1 set-up code) I have a small robot vehicle controlled by a PIC18f4585. It has two wheels (ball bearing on the front) as well as two rotary encoders. The following ...
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navigating every spot of a room [closed]

I want to build a robot that will navigate over every spot it can in a room. But i thought some kind of a laser to map the room would be best or maybe a ultra sonic sensor. Could anyone guide me in a ...
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Is it possible to use USB port with a transmitter to control a robot

I have a project in mind that works as a robot accepting input from the computer through a male connector. I have seen the circuits that use a wire system to connect to the robot. But is there any ...
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Motor control with an Arduino Uno… Is it possible (and safe)?

I have an Arduino Uno and an inexpensive RC jeep with a functional DC motor and front-wheel turning servo, but I don't have an Ardumoto shield to control it (yet). I'd really like to learn if it's ...
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How do i navigate RC car with a gps module on it from point A to point B?

I want to navigate the RC car from point A to point B. The gps module is used to find the current location coordinates i.e point A. The user enters the point B coordinates based on point A. I am ...
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Quieter, faster continuous rotation servos

I'm using a couple of continuous rotation servos to drive the wheels on a mobile robot. One issue I have is that the servos produce a loud, whining sound when in use. Do higher quality servos exist ...
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Wireless, battery operated web cam for mobile robot

I'm working on a Netduino based mobile robot that's controlled by software on a PC or phone (WP7). One goal of the project is to be able to steer the robot from another room of the house. Is there a ...