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PIC hydro system controller
The ELC presented here has some flexibility, thanks to being software-controlled, but also has its limitations: It's intended for microhydro systems that employ a single-phase synchronous alternator, working at 220-240V, 50Hz, in a power range up to 25 kilowatts, and using up to eight dump loads, some or all of which can be "useful" loads, such...
Spider robot with PIC16F84
To get enough outputs from the PIC chip, a pair of 74HC164 shift registers was used. These need only two lines from the PIC (data & shift) to produce the twelve signal pulses for the servos. A single bit is shifted into the first shift register, then, after a specific delay, it is shifted to the next servo. The second shift register cascades...
Incect Robot circuit (PIC16F818)
Very little extra circuitry is needed to do both forword and backword walking sequences along with a few other tricks. The PIC16F818 has a lot of features that work well in this situation. As you can see from the Schematic and Source Listing, position pulses for the 2 servos are generated dirctly from the PIC. Also, the room light level,...
Furby robot using PIC16F819
There are several websites documenting the original Furby circuit board. I decided to replace the original circuit entirely and replace it with a PIC based controller. The mechanism of the Furby itself was designed around micro- controllers. It has one motor that runs the eyes, mouth, and ears in sequence. Two sensors are provided from the...
IR Encoder/Decoder with PIC12C508
The receiver chip uses a Panasonic 4602 38KHz receiver and that's it for external components. It has the serial input (GP3) , two RC hobby servo outputs (GP0/GP1) and three digital outputs (GP2,4,5). Here is the code for the receiver chip. It is a bit of a specialty in that the digital outputs are actually "momentary contact" type outputs...
DTMF decoder with voice!
The Talking Phone Dial Monitor detects the tones generated when numbers are dialed on your touch tone telephone and speaks the numbers that were dialed. This verifies that you dialed the correct number and is especially useful when the keypad is not well lighted or if the person dialing cannot see the keypad well for any reason. The...
Robot Beacon with PIC12C508A
We hold the "first rights" to the presentation of this approach and the best part is: "It's FREE!" The PIC12C508A is one of the most amazing devices but because it does not come in a low-cost re-programmable form, it has never been presented in a "designers article." It is a one-time programmable device (OTP) and once it is programmed, it...
Sun Light Chaser
With RFT illuminated, point R goes to 0 volt and LM runs. With LFT illuminated, point R goes to 0 volt and RM runs. With RFT and/or LFT not illuminated, points R/L go to +9 volt; P1 and P2 controls threshold point when RM/LM stop or start running. Remember to seperate FT1 and FT2 with a vertical cardboard wall in order to produce a shadow over...
Talking Yoda head
The talking Yoda head consists of a Yoda mask and a microcontroller system to achieve the desired operation/effect. The basic operation of the project was specified as follows: The head was to be placed inside a closed box. Upon opening the box, the light sensor sends a signal to the microcontroller which, in turn, activates the ISD1000A to play...
Solar powered robot
Make your own solar powered robot at home using things you probably already have. Transistors, resistor, capacitor, solar battery and flashing LED are available at any electronic store, if you don't already have them. Solar cells out of calculators work as well, you might want to use more than one since they are really small. If you do, connect...
Audio Detector switch
The following circuit can be used to detect those annoying piezo whistles that one can get from Radio Shack. For the Trinity Home Fire Fighting Contest, additional points accrue when the robot is started by a sound similar to a fire alarm. The actual whistle is specified as a particular Radio Shack piezo element, but the following circuit...
Tactile sensors Motor controller
It's basically a photovore with a couple tactile sensors. It's rather complex but can give neat behaviors with modifications to the circuit. At this point I don't have any plans to give more information on this circuit so your on your own. C1 and C2 values C1 and C2 are the capacitors that control how long each motor will reverse after the...
Suspended Bicore circuit for robots
The bicore is the basis of advanced BEAM! Most intermediate to advanced BEAM robots are built off of the bicore. Uses go all the way from photovores to servo motor drivers to walkers to.... You get the idea. What it is is basically just an oscillator who's outputs go (+ - , - +, + -, - +....) and the rate of oscillations is controlled by the...
Single IC chip Motor Driver for robots
A motor driver! I'm sure you knew that already but that's what it is. A motor driver is required in pretty much all walkers including all of my CW series walkers. You need to use it any time you need to supply more current to the motors because the circuit can't supply enough. I like this one because it's very easy to build and pretty flexible...
Model Rocket Launch Controller Circuit Robot Room
Until Willow Garage was acquired, I was working there as a Web Robotics Engineer. Really, it`s just a title I gave myself for a full-stack engineer who deals with the issues of real-time, distributed robot control. I`m on GitHub, of course. My most popular projects have been an XML-RPC server and client for Node. js, a (now deprecated) Robot Opera
Augmenting Plant Behavior Through Robotics using Arduino
The PhytoBot is a semi-intelligent plant which responds to external stimulus (light intensity and light location) and responds to it as a phototropic plant would. Essentially it is designed as a piece of interactive artwork for operation over a long period of time. The motivation driving this was triggered by the lack of understanding & acceptance
Light Follower Robot using Arduino
The figures above shows the basic idea of any robot, where we have some inputs and output devices connected to the brain and some outputs controlled by the brain. In our case we will have the Arduino like the brain. The central Brain, controls all movements of the Robot. The sensors will do the monitoring where the light focus is and finally the m
Hercules: The Motion Controlled Android Robot using Arduino
I was intrigued while playing the motion games on Nokia 5800. I was thrilled, how I could control the racing car by only tilting the phone. I used to drea
LINUSBot - Line Follower Robot using Arduino
In case the robot being on the black line, it will always go ahead, and in the case of out of line and fall into a white area, it will determine whether to correct to the left or right, and thus remain on the black line. The sensors that will be used is the array infrared sensor Pololu (also called reflectance sensors) QTRx8RC, that consists of ei
de amst wiskar: robot line folower
One of my student has made a disgraceful robot that used two stepper motors and with a simple IR sensor. Yes, above picture is what I`m talking. Without battery carrying, a little bit torque of the stepper and misalignment of driving shaft, makes it crawling not walking, but first demo, showed quite impressive to me. He said he wrote a couple of p
Radio Control a two wheel robot from your PC
Well, it took some time and a few failed attempt, but here it is. A neat project that lets you control two wheels or tracks from your PC serial port with no wires attached. I have it working at 2400 baud and that is about as fast as I can think. We assume you have a PC, so what else do you need First a Basic Stamp. I am using the Stamp I, but a B
Cellphone Operated Robot using ATmega16 AVR microcontroller
This Instructible is entered in the Category: 13 - 18 of the National Robotics Week Robot Contest.
Solar Powered Remote Control Surveilance
Then iron the printed layout at minimum heat until the ink sticks to the PCB. It may take more than an hour to finish. Remove the transparent paper afterwards. 6) After that, submerge the PCB with Ferric Chloride Liquid until the expose copper is totally dissolved. Carefully make sure that the ink does not also dissolve so it can protect the wa
Ultrasonic Sensor Circuit 1
Ultrasonic Sensor Circuit 3
Battle Bot UnoBot
Line follower with atmega 16
Here the complete electrical circuit diagram of line follower robot which built based on ATmega16. There are three modules of line follower robot circuit that are sensor module, microcontroller module and DC motor module.
Engineering Physics Block-Stacking Robotics Project (2012)
The TINAH board shield, a printed circuit-board shield designed and built for Phys253 and first used in 2009 by Engineering Physics students and staff. The shield acts as a buffer for protecting the digital and analog inputs and outputs of the Wiring board, and allowing for built-in functions. - Six analog inputs were used for QRD 1114 refle
H Bridge design for robotics and motion control systems
H bridge applications for robots, robotics, and motor control. This post focuses on the low side switch element.
two servo walking robot using TI launchpad
Hi, I bought two small servo motors last month. I was thinking what I can do with this two servo, since it is only two in number. Then I asked this to my friend Achu Wilson and he suggested me to try a four legged two servo walker and he shown a youtube video in which some one demonstrating it. Then I also got interested to make some thing similar
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Ultrasonic distance finder circuit
The circuit described here uses ultrasonic oscillations and operates based on the propagation velocity of these oscillations in the air. Thus, we can easily determine the distance of two points if the time within which the wave travels this distance is measured. There are three main categories of distance measurement methods in use: a) By...
Simple Metal detector circuit with CD4030
Sometimes the precious metals are hidden too deep and are not detected except with complicated devices. In many cases, however, small pieces of precious metal buried near the surface can be detected by relatively simple means. Everyone is very attractive to find something potentially valuable, hidden a few centimeters below the soil. So many...
Fully automatic watering circuit for flower pots
Many times for various reasons we forget or can not water the plants that we have in our homes. And many humidity sensors units just notify us with a beeping sound or with a flashing light, that the pot needs watering. But what if we are away from home? This circuit comes as a solution to this problem. Depending on humidity of the pot at...
Simple deep searching metal detector circuit
The principle behind a metal detector is really very simple. Proof of this is the circuit that follows, in which it proves that the construction of a metal detector can be done in the minute, with few components that we find very easily everywhere. With the circuit of this metal detector, it is possible to detect a metal coin in depth of 90 to...
Sub-Harmonic Bass Converter for Electric Guitars
The sub-harmonic bass generator is a sound producing unit for guitars. The sound it produces looks very much like that of the bass guitar. The octave generator is sometimes quite unusual since it does not produce any of the usual ways of coloring the sound, such as filtering or distortion. Instead, a frequency division system produces outputs...
Echo Depth Sounding Sonar for Boats
In the past the sounding (sea bottom measurement) was done with the "bullet", that is, with a heavy lead object that the seamen plucked into the sea hung from a calibrated rope. As soon as the "bullet" reached the bottom, the depth appeared directly from the calibration of the rope. This arrangement still exists in some yachts. The big...
100W HiFi Audio Amplifier Circuit
This Amplifier was designed to have the following specifications: Distortion less than 0.1% at full power of 100W even at 20KHz. Power has to be attributed to an extended bandwidth. The output transistors must be protected against short circuits. The power supply must be symmetrical so that no electrolytic capacitors are needed at the outlet....
Plant-Pot Water Level Indicator Circuit
A series of LEDs serve to alert the gardener when plants need water. Using two conventional digital integrated LEDs and a series of LEDs, we make a very useful device for gardening. The device detects the amount of water in the pot and alerts the grower. The circuit of the device is shown in Figure 2. The water detection is made from the bottom...
Analogue Sound Preasure dB-Meter Circuit
The best human ear can capture sounds from 20Hz to 20KHz. These limits are known to be the broadest that can exist. Normally the normal limits range from 100Hz to about 13KHz and depend on the age and health of the individual. We for our measurements and to have a good accuracy we will get the limits of 20Hz to 20KHz. A sound to be heard does...
DIY HV Variable Capacitor
DIY PMA Alternator Plans
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