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Offline msj003Topic starter

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help building Line Follower Hovercraft
« on: November 01, 2013, 11:24:51 AM »
Hi everybody...
i am new here and also new to robotics.
i want to build a Line following Hovercraft from scratch
so i need ur help guys..

abt

fabrication,hardware components,design,microcontroller,software,best algorithms n every other thing needed....

thnks .... :)

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Re: help building Line Follower Hovercraft
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2013, 04:39:05 PM »
It's probably easier to break your challenge down into smaller questions.

Do you know how to build a hovercraft?
Do you know how to steer a hovercraft?
Do you know how to program a microcontroller?
Do you know how to detect a line?
Do you know how to turn line detection into steering commands?

Once you answer "yes" to all those questions, you have what you need. I suggest you start from the top, and work your way down.
I probably know less than you about questions 1 and 2.
For question 3, I'd suggest an Arduino Leonardo or Nano or similar.
For question 4, I'd suggest a Pololu QTR-8RC detector board, plus software on the Arduino.
For question 5, I'd suggest a PID algorithm.


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Re: help building Line Follower Hovercraft
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2013, 03:17:21 AM »
what about arduino uno..?????
will it work??

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Re: help building Line Follower Hovercraft
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Re: help building Line Follower Hovercraft
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2013, 03:58:42 PM »
Yes, you can control a line following hovercraft from an Arduino Uno. The difference between that and the Nano is mainly weight, which may or may not be a concern for your build.

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Re: help building Line Follower Hovercraft
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2013, 10:08:01 AM »
what should be the size and specs. of motor for lifting a hovercraft of size about 6"x 4" ..??

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Re: help building Line Follower Hovercraft
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2013, 01:19:11 PM »
what should be the size and specs. of motor for lifting a hovercraft of size about 6"x 4" ..??
Probably less that the motors required for a helicopter or quadcopter.
The main parameter is weight not size.

 


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