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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
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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Video added to explain how the sensors mount

http://www.youtube.com/playlis...

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

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Instructions

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

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

Then watch this video for the sensors and armor assembly

youtu.be/W6RGU6fwQRQ


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

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


Arduino Code Scratch Pad
docs.google.com/document/d/1rgTuHRh9e4xC9yGB4UKghPURpZeiM5v5da kGxTBhQhg/edit


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jasonwelsh on Dec 30, 2012 said:

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Video added to explain how the sensors mount

http://www.youtube.com/playlis...

jasonwelsh on Dec 29, 2012 said:

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.

jasonwelsh on Dec 25, 2012 said:

IT LIVES!!!!! BUUUHAHAHAHA! video added above
or here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

jasonwelsh on Dec 25, 2012 said:

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...

theverant on Dec 24, 2012 said:

Oh you beautiful geek of a man.

jasonwelsh on Dec 25, 2012 said:

I was thinking low level orbiting satellite but hey Quad copter would be good to. ;)

jasonwelsh on Dec 24, 2012 said:

Sonar bar added for

Maxbotix Ultrasonic Rangefinders to be mounted on the top front

jasonwelsh on Dec 17, 2012 said:

Added the blender file for those that want the geometry in its quad state.

tbuser on Dec 16, 2012 said:

The way your arduino bookcase is evolving, I'm starting to think this may be how skynet starts.  :)

mattschoenholz on Dec 16, 2012 said:

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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