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Offline jamortTopic starter

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I am planning to build my first robot that i have to do everything for and wanted to get opinions on my plans....
The robot will be differential drive driven by two servo motors. And on the robot I am planning to have a rotating platform that is rotated by another servo motor that has an ultrasonic sensor on top, and in the end when I'm finished with everything I plan for it to drive around and when it starts getting say 6" from an boject to turn, then the platform turn left and the right and which way has a further disatnce option it will drive that way, and have a rfepetitive process.

I would also like to know if anybody can think of a way to detect heat such as a person by sensor. i might be working on a project that needs to be able to dtect fire so it can put it out...
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Re: Starting my first project by myself.. and need feedback on plans...
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2008, 08:17:32 PM »
Detect heat from a person?? That would be really hard.
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Re: Starting my first project by myself.. and need feedback on plans...
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2008, 08:38:37 PM »
Detect heat from a person?? That would be really hard.

google for heat array from Devantech ( if i recall correctly)
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Re: Starting my first project by myself.. and need feedback on plans...
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2008, 09:59:43 PM »
Parallax has an IR remote temperature sensor on sale right now.

http://www.parallax.com/Store/Sensors/TemperatureHumidity/tabid/174/CategoryID/49/List/0/Level/a/ProductID/520/Default.aspx

I was looking at trying it for following a heat source. I have not purchased it yet, so all I know is from the datasheets, but it looks like you need to use serial communication to work with it.

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Re: Starting my first project by myself.. and need feedback on plans...
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2008, 08:38:40 AM »
Yeah I was actually part way thinking that the army and what not is trying to develop robots to fight wars and maybe that could be a way
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Re: Starting my first project by myself.. and need feedback on plans...
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2008, 01:42:43 AM »
Please tell me you/someone already searched the forum for 'heat sensor' and PIR ;)

tons of links/code/examples of robots following people using heat . . .

 


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