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« on: October 21, 2007, 05:42:14 PM »
i want to make a simple robot that uses sensores and can map a room. but i don't now much about sensors or microcontolers any ideas?
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Re: mapping
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2007, 07:02:52 PM »

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Re: mapping
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2007, 07:27:49 PM »
that is to complex
is it possible if i found a robot vacum i could use the same sofware
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Re: mapping
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2007, 07:38:26 PM »
That is the simplest mapping algorithm out there. :P

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is it possible if i found a robot vacum i could use the same sofware
none of them do mapping . . .

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Re: mapping
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2007, 07:53:09 PM »
in order to hook up a range finder do i put the microcontoler in the speed controler and hook the range finder to my speed contoler or is there a different hookup. can u buy range finders that come with preporgramed micrcontrolers?
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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2007, 10:40:39 AM »
i want to hook a range finder to my robot. but i want it to have mapping capabilitys and i don't know how to program microcontrollers. pls give me a list ofr matterials i will need to make it work
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Re: mapping
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2007, 11:30:42 AM »
Actually i believe admin has some tutorials for this..

BUT..   you have a lot of options.

First of all, what microcontroller do you have?  Do you even have one?  If not, go check out the 50$ robot tut.  It uses a decent enough MCU..  even if the memory is limited.  Thats going to be quiet the hurdle for mapping.  Unless it has some non-volitate memory(stuff that remebers after powered down) your going to have to remap every power up.  Which may be fine!  Also, you will eventually run out of space.. 


Tell us what microcontroller you have, and we can go from there.

part list:

microcontroller
something to move the robot
Panasonic IR Range finders(cheap decent solutions)



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Re: mapping
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2007, 11:40:12 AM »
I dont know if you have seen this already or not, but it can really help you understand more on the process of building a robot:

http://www.societyofrobots.com/step_by_step_robot.shtml

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Re: mapping
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2007, 03:21:51 PM »
i don't have a microcontroller
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