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What robot tutorial would you like to see next?

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Offline dcole07

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #120 on: March 27, 2007, 05:13:32 PM »
Do you clear the votes at the beginning of the month? If not, you should... It would give active users more of a say vs. every past users old vote.

I really would like Dead Reckoning or Color Sensors. There are a lot of votes for Line following and grippers, but I don't vote those 2 very high... I get the idea of how they work.

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #121 on: April 03, 2007, 06:58:15 AM »
I dont know what motors to use for how much weight
I think a tutorial on motors would help everyone  ;D

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #122 on: April 12, 2007, 09:33:34 AM »
You have to do something on rapid prototyping.   :D

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #123 on: April 13, 2007, 12:47:58 PM »
Well if anyone may have a use for this it would be a neadt project. A robot can crusher. It could have A motion sensor that delays 5 seconds after it senses the can. Then really powerful motor or servo crushes can. Idk I just was wandering if you could show us how to make something like that. (crushing cans Is also a way to make money!!!)

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #124 on: April 13, 2007, 12:55:58 PM »
Well if anyone may have a use for this it would be a neadt project. A robot can crusher. It could have A motion sensor that delays 5 seconds after it senses the can. Then really powerful motor or servo crushes can. Idk I just was wandering if you could show us how to make something like that. (crushing cans Is also a way to make money!!!)
Could anyone make something like this? Us poor people need our cans crushed

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #125 on: May 01, 2007, 02:09:05 PM »
who says you need a robot? all you need is a high energy magnetic pulse to crush the can :P
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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #126 on: May 03, 2007, 10:31:12 PM »
How about a tutorial on how to implement tank treads on a robotic base. you could use modified servos attached to an rc receiver for a remote control tank, or motor/gear combinations, and make it autonomous. Anything helps, but the biggest issues i have are: a)finding the right treads or useable material for treads, and b) idler wheels/cogs.
Hmm...how hard would it be to use bicycle gears and bicycle chain to make a medium/large sized tank driven outdoor bot?
or maybe a small iindoor carpet rover, with small gears(not sure what pitch,probably with large teeth) as the main cogs, and grooved timing belt as the treads? the timing belt is cuttable and is easily glued back together, and the gears come in many different sizes, so it could be applied to any small scale platform. A  perfect design for the shape of the treads is here:http://science.howstuffworks.com/military-robot4.htm and also on the srv-1 surveyor robot.(http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/rc/8698/zoom
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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #127 on: May 05, 2007, 06:01:38 PM »
Color sensors, with a total of 22 votes at 10% of the total, won the vote.

As such, enjoy!
http://www.societyofrobots.com/sensors_color.shtml

For those who voted for color sensors, you now get a new vote.

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #128 on: May 27, 2007, 05:07:21 PM »
The Line Following Robot Tutorial, with a total of 20 votes at 8.6%, won the vote.

Enjoy!
http://www.societyofrobots.com/robot_mobot_2007.shtml

For those who voted for line following robots, you now get a new vote.

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #129 on: May 28, 2007, 12:18:31 AM »
Hi there!

I would like to learn more about programming the microcontrollers (especially ATMEL), and with detailed example and explainings of controlling and functions.

Thank you!

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #130 on: May 28, 2007, 01:11:26 PM »
what exactly is meant by path finding?
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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #131 on: May 28, 2007, 08:48:32 PM »
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what exactly is meant by path finding?
Algorithms for robots to go between waypoints with obstacles in the way.

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #132 on: June 08, 2007, 03:00:22 PM »
How about a tutorial on how to implement tank treads on a robotic base. you could use modified servos attached to an rc receiver for a remote control tank, or motor/gear combinations, and make it autonomous. Anything helps, but the biggest issues i have are: a)finding the right treads or useable material for treads, and b) idler wheels/cogs.
Hmm...how hard would it be to use bicycle gears and bicycle chain to make a medium/large sized tank driven outdoor bot?
or maybe a small iindoor carpet rover, with small gears(not sure what pitch,probably with large teeth) as the main cogs, and grooved timing belt as the treads? the timing belt is cuttable and is easily glued back together, and the gears come in many different sizes, so it could be applied to any small scale platform. A  perfect design for the shape of the treads is here:http://science.howstuffworks.com/military-robot4.htm and also on the srv-1 surveyor robot.(http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/rc/8698/zoom


if i can get mine done by AUG 10th you will have a tut for tank tracks, working on one with tamia tracks to give me a 6-10 inch long chassis

id like to see CAD ( with free programs more advanced than sketchup)
programing,
outdoor robots ( suspension, mounting 17mm  and 14mm hex wheels on 3mm shafts, programing robots to operate in a all terein environment)
pathfinding
grippers or tools,
getting a robot to go to specific points
sound interperitation
(the last two as in, "robot, get me a beer", and it goes to a special drive in fridge and gets one)

obviousely not all of them, but thats my list...

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #133 on: June 25, 2007, 01:46:09 PM »
I think we need a tutorial on implementing a tiny camera on a robot.

A camera offers a huge amount of information for your robot. It's a ton of sensors combined in one package.

A camera can:

1. detect a line
2. detect distance
3. detect color
4. detect light
5. track objects
6. with the correct algorith, track humans.
7. detect relative position of objects (left, right, above, below)
8. deliver video feedback
9. etc...

It's an array of sensors in 1 tiny package, it offers a lot of autonomy to a robot and I think we need a tutorial to implement it onto a board and examples on how to use it.
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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #134 on: June 25, 2007, 04:28:21 PM »
A camera can:

1. detect a line
2. detect distance
3. detect color
4. detect light
5. track objects
6. with the correct algorith, track humans.
7. detect relative position of objects (left, right, above, below)
8. deliver video feedback
9. etc...

You think I could have it track my cat? ;D
If so, I completely agree!

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #135 on: June 25, 2007, 05:30:49 PM »
currently working on all that as we speak:
http://www.societyofrobots.com/robotforum/index.php?topic=1218.0

My first big goal for the ERP is to play fetch with me. I throw a ball, and it goes and gets it for me. Intelligence of a 10 year old . . . dog . . . in dog years . . . :P

About half of the tutorials currently up for vote will be done with my ERP.

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #136 on: June 30, 2007, 10:12:26 PM »
A step by step how to build a R/C robot just like the $50 one

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #137 on: June 30, 2007, 10:42:14 PM »
RC is easier then a robot, its basically plug and play, and there is instructions for it in the 50 $ robot tutorial
also http://www.societyofrobots.com/remote_control_robot.shtml
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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #138 on: July 01, 2007, 01:46:47 AM »
RC is easier then a robot, its basically plug and play, and there is instructions for it in the 50 $ robot tutorial
also http://www.societyofrobots.com/remote_control_robot.shtml

yes i have seen that tutorial
But since im a noob i dont know how to connect things and all that.

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #139 on: July 01, 2007, 06:30:34 PM »
You think I could have it track my cat? ;D
If so, I completely agree!
errrr yeah, its called blob tracking. the camera doesnt know what a cat is, but you can program it to search for large blobs in the shape of a cat.

look into POB EYE, they make things like that. not to say a fake cat drawn on paper wont trick the camera, but it will follow patterns and shapes lol.

oh yeah, if you wanna track your cat, look into thermo/heat sensors, this was in robot mag. a rover was following a cat using its body heat.

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #140 on: July 02, 2007, 08:40:43 PM »
Since I wouldn't like to waste batteries, and that it would be useful in the $50 robot code (that it is a photovore), can someone teach my hardware counterpart and I to (if possible) wire the 4-AA battery compartment to a solar panel, so it would recharge while it is running? ??? We're only 11 year-olds, but do not let this limit the information. ;)
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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #141 on: July 08, 2007, 12:48:04 AM »
I would like a tutorial on how to build the Jesus lizard the one that runs overwater.

And admin here and idea for the society of robots forum. You should put an forum part for people that want to sell robotic stuff at a low price, or give ideas on were to buy them. Because i do not know how to get the plastic base for the $50 dollar robot. and in my country Puerto Rico (Yes part of the USA but not a state) there aren't many places to buy things like that. And to get parts like servos, computer chips, and programmable stuff is not easy. and if you have read the reistor topic to get thing from digikey is  :oVVVVEEEERRRRYYYY :o costly.

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #142 on: July 08, 2007, 02:39:49 PM »
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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #143 on: July 13, 2007, 10:37:15 AM »

I guess my first choice would be "Serial & USB Programming".

Also, what is meant by "Sensor Modulation"?
Is this something like "Sensor Fusion"?

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #144 on: July 16, 2007, 11:15:02 AM »
Path Finding is way up there for me.

That and cat tracking...my cat really needs some exercise and a little servo powered robot would prolly provided the needed incentive ;-)

Thanks a bunch for all of the great tutorials. They've been extremely helpful and are very appreciated!

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #145 on: July 19, 2007, 12:19:43 PM »
 don't get how to read all the pins in an IC. I get all this stuff like A4 to A7 and a whole bunch of other pins and i don't no wat to do with them....it gets really confusing. Plus using other components with it is kinda hard too.
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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #146 on: August 04, 2007, 12:15:04 PM »
I would vote for a serial connection tutorial. Something simple to get people started

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #147 on: August 12, 2007, 03:07:03 PM »
Since I wouldn't like to waste batteries, and that it would be useful in the $50 robot code (that it is a photovore), can someone teach my hardware counterpart and I to (if possible) wire the 4-AA battery compartment to a solar panel, so it would recharge while it is running? ??? We're only 11 year-olds, but do not let this limit the information. ;)

Get rechargeable batteries first.  You could use solar cells with rechargeables (but NOT with alkaline), though I'm not an expert (despite being on a solar car team).  You would need the solar cells to be providing at least 6V (actually about 5.5V, since this would be rechargeables which peak at about 1.35V each), so as to "push" current into the batteries.  You would also need diodes to prevent current from flowing backwards into the solar cells.  Solar cells that glow red are a bad thing (but probably wouldn't happen with just 6V :D)
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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #148 on: August 30, 2007, 10:44:53 AM »
I'd really like a Pathfinding Tutorial, i've got a HUGE school project to do and research on pathfinding is hard to come by... a good how to would be great...

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Re: want a new robot tutorial?
« Reply #149 on: September 09, 2007, 02:14:20 PM »
The winner with 45 votes, I finally finally wrote up a pathfinding tutorial . . .

Robot WaveFront Pathfinding Tutorial:
http://www.societyofrobots.com/programming_wavefront.shtml

I even wrote basic simulation software for everyone to try out. Dont forget to watch the video! Im in it! (that means its good :P)

There are about 5 more major pathfinding algorithms I could write about, so Ill leave pathfinding in the votes.

Enjoy!

Now Im off to write the next tutorial . . .

 


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