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My approach to the Mesh Flare Problem (IIT-B’s Techfest)

Over the past few days, I received a plethora of emails and messages on how to make a line follower robot. Mostly, the specification being white line on a black surface. Some even mentioned shortest path detection and loops in the track. Now, I do get emails on people asking me questions on line follower robots. Nope, thats not unusual (actually I get quite a lot). What was unusual was majority of them seemed to give out similar track and robot description. Then when …

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Hack a Toy Car to Make a Cheap Wireless Robot

Hack a toy car to make a cheap wireless robot? Yes, cheap toy remote cars form china can be scavenged to get their remotes to work with our robots. All of us have seen and played with toy cars some time in the past. Some -like me- might have bought them to get the magnets inside those DC motors. I don’t know why those C shaped magnets caught my attention more than the car. I have to admit even after growing …

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Programming Shortest Path Line Follower Robot

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This post is the programming section of my previous post Shortest Path Line Follower Robot Logic Revealed!  that dealt with the logic behind the following routines. To understand the complete nature of this post you should read that post first and then continue with this one. No, this is not the entire code! even if the title reads Programming Shortest Path Line Follower Robot :-). This by no means is the entire code for the shortest path detection robot. But …

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How-to: Make a Chassis For Your Robot

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Readymade chassis that are available in the market (like the one above) are really good, cheap and for all you know they might have been subjected to a R&D before fabrication. In spite of all these advantages I still see the following issues with readymade chassis. They are not available the shape and size that I feel fit for my robot. Most of the time I am forced to restrict the robot size to the size of the chassis that is …

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Shortest Path Line Follower Robot Logic Revealed!

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Bored of the conventional line follower? People nearby are losing interest? Here is a post that could change it all and turn the winds to your side. Imagine if you robot was to start from node A (source) and move to node B (destination) and and come back to node A! Hmm… not so great.. what if your robot could figure out the shortest path from source node the destination node and the returns to the source node choosing the …

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Programming a Line Follower Robot

Line Follower sensor

Programming a Line Follower Robot is the next step that you should do after building it. This is a follow-up on my previous post Line Follower Robot – Build it from scratch. If you haven’t already read it, I suggest you read it before going any further in this post. When it comes to programming a line follower robot doesn’t mean you can just copy paste a bunch of code from somewhere and say you are done programming 😛 You …

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Line Follower Robot – Build it from scratch

Line Follower

Line Follower Robots are the most common type of robots that are built by hobbyist and student interested in robotics and embedded systems. The reason for the popularity of the Line Follower robot is the fact that is simple to build and easy to understand the logic behind it. This post will give you working level knowledge on building and programming line follower robots from scratch. A robot is a combination of hardware and software. One has to give equal …

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Make a Simple RC (Remote Controlled) Robot Car

Whether you are an engineering student building a multi terrain vehicle or an electronics hobbyist trying to impress people with your skills, making a RC robot car (wireless)  is much better than the wired robot which you will have to tail while driving. This is not exactly a robotics project. By definition, a robot is something that makes a decision based on some external parameters. There is one hell lot to do before going around telling people ‘I build robots’ but …

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