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Arduino Book Case (Printable IR proximity sensors and armor mod)

by jasonwelsh, published

Arduino Book Case (Printable IR proximity sensors and armor mod) by jasonwelsh Dec 16, 2012

Description

What does a tank need ?

Armor! Guns!

Ok so the armor is plastic and the guns are actually printable IR proximity sensors.

What? noooo....... you can do that? Sort of..... they are actually just parts from crap shack assembled in a sexy new package that works like those expensive 14 dollar IR sensors found on most electronic sites. Mine are 3 dollars to build!

All together this mod will give you.

2 printable Infrared Proximity Sensors.

Armor side plates with new mounting holes.

A front bumper that can hold even more sensors.

Im leaveing this thing as a Work in progress just because I will have more sensors in the future.

For Robot in action without Sonar click here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AseCKmbZbVw

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New sensors added / new code written / final code is now shared on the left. (still tweaking it from time to time)

New battery pack added.

New video to see him in action

youtube.com/watch?v=OJyktKa1ieg

Video added to explain how the sensors mount

youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7tGtxtIW0Ixcgtdkk0pqRp5bdSa0hyFi
Added a QRD1114 IR Emitted Phototransistor Mount to the bottom so it can detect edges.
"IR EDGE detect.stl"

Image included to help with the build.
IT LIVES!!!!! BUUUHAHAHAHA! video added above
or here

youtube.com/watch?v=AseCKmbZbVw

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Instructions

You'll need to print this first http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:36897

The tracks are located here http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:39253

Then watch this video for the sensors and armor assembly

http://youtu.be/W6RGU6fwQRQ

If you want to learn how to write the proximity code watch these http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyKpV77VaF0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNDSTHvV03s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bT1_49cbrYI

Also provided is this playlist that will walk you through the code and hardware setup. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9MUC-YxhJ6CkDdTmh4P9Hj9jLwczqJtP&feature=edit_ok

Arduino Code Scratch Pad https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rgTuHRh9e4xC9yGB4UKghPURpZeiM5v5dakGxTBhQhg/edit

New sensors added / new code written / final code is now shared on the left. (still tweaking it from time to time)

New battery pack added.

New video to see him in action

youtube.com/watch?v=OJyktKa1ieg

Video added to explain how the sensors mount

youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7tGtxtIW0Ixcgtdkk0pqRp5bdSa0hyFi
Added a QRD1114 IR Emitted Phototransistor Mount to the bottom so it can detect edges.
"IR EDGE detect.stl"

Image included to help with the build.
IT LIVES!!!!! BUUUHAHAHAHA! video added above
or here

youtube.com/watch?v=AseCKmbZbVw
Scratch pad with Arduino code used to tune the servos and hook up the IR. Videos will also be added showing how to use the code.

Writing the IA code now for the IR proximity avoidance I will post it also when completed. Then I will be outfitting Sonar and Light once my Sensors get here from Adafruit.

Hmm a cutting laser and a claw.......... just thinking...
Oh you beautiful geek of a man.
I was thinking low level orbiting satellite but hey Quad copter would be good to. ;)
Sonar bar added for

Maxbotix Ultrasonic Rangefinders to be mounted on the top front
Added the blender file for those that want the geometry in its quad state.
The way your arduino bookcase is evolving, I'm starting to think this may be how skynet starts.  :)
Thanks for posting!
Can you post the OpenSCAD or Sketchup files as well? I am using IR sensing in one of my projects and would love to leverage the idea but dont need it as armor. 
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