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Offline roksrakaTopic starter

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Photovore robot with Arduino
« on: June 21, 2008, 03:28:55 AM »
Hello, everybody!

I have a question and I'm hoping someone can help me find the answer. I want to make a simple photovore robot using Arduino Diecimila microcontroller. How do I attach two photoresistors on the robot? How do I program it?
(And please come up with something that does NOT require soldering and it is simple - I'm just a beginner!)

Thank you for you help!
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Re: Photovore robot with Arduino
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2008, 08:07:31 PM »
Check out the SOR home page. From there u can click on members pages ect and there are tutorials on how to make a photo resistor. I haven't used this board but im sure many other people have. Search this forum and check out google as well.

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Re: Photovore robot with Arduino
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2008, 04:05:35 PM »
you'll need an analog port , also the photoresistor tutorial which silent mentioned can be found here
http://www.societyofrobots.com/schematics_photoresistor.shtml
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Re: Photovore robot with Arduino
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2008, 12:31:24 PM »
I suggest learning how to solder . . . its an important skill for robot builders :P

Anyway, if you don't want to solder, you will have to find/buy a photoresistor with all the wiring already done.

To get you started:
http://www.societyofrobots.com/robot_parts_list_sensors.shtml

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Re: Photovore robot with Arduino
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2008, 11:19:35 AM »

These two tutorials on my Arduino PhotoVore! project can help too:

http://www.ceruleanplains.com/Documentation/Worksheet1.pdf

http://www.ceruleanplains.com/Documentation/Worksheet2.pdf

They're PDF tutorials on one way to build a photovore.  I've yet to update the YouTube video (in Worksheet2) due to my primary project, but you should get the idea from the annotations in the video.

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Re: Photovore robot with Arduino
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2008, 11:30:23 AM »
stick one end of a photoresistor into the 5V supply and the other in one of the 5 analog ports, do the same thing with the other photoresistor, then do a program like if photo1>photo2 turn left, else if photo1==photo2 straight, else turn right
that should pretty much take care of it.
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Re: Photovore robot with Arduino
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2008, 09:55:22 AM »
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stick one end of a photoresistor into the 5V supply and the other in one of the 5 analog ports

ummmm but that wouldn't work, you'd end up with just 5V at the ADC . . . you need a voltage divider, so after you do this, put another resistor between ADC and ground:
http://www.societyofrobots.com/schematics_photoresistor.shtml

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Re: Photovore robot with Arduino
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2008, 03:58:34 PM »
I think its tied low already
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