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Flickr member DEFNET’s autonomous four-wheeler sports an iPod to display serial data -

This is my autonomous robot. It uses an Arduino to control it, an ultrasonic sensor, and an iPod displays output data through the serial port.
It drives using two servos modified for continuous drive. The servo for the sensor does not presently work because using the default code library I can only control two servos.
When it gets too close to a wall it backs up, turns to look both ways, and chooses the way with least obstruction. All while outputting distance and decision information to the serial port.

Awesome contrast between the cardboard enclosure & iPod Touch! Have a closer look on the project’s photo page.

Collin Cunningham

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!

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