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Cutsie Whun

A simple and cheap three wheeled time waster for almost any skill level. Basic stats are Arduino Mini Pro, Sonic distance, and a Gyro.

IntermediateWork in progress3 hours677
Cutsie Whun

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Arduino Pro Mini 328 - 5V/16MHz
SparkFun Arduino Pro Mini 328 - 5V/16MHz
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ZX Distance and Gesture Sensor
SparkFun ZX Distance and Gesture Sensor
I used the HC-SR04
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Pmod GYRO
Digilent Pmod GYRO
Needed only if you want it on two wheels
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RobotGeek Continuous Rotation Servo
RobotGeek Continuous Rotation Servo
Need only be a suitable 360 rotation servo, the faster the better.
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Li-Ion Battery 1000mAh
Li-Ion Battery 1000mAh
I used a 2000mAh cell phone battery, nice and flat.
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Delrin V Wheel Kit
OpenBuilds Delrin V Wheel Kit
I used the wheels from a spectacular model F4U-1 Corsair aircraft crash.
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Software apps and online services

Arduino IDE
Arduino IDE

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)
plastic saw
Hot glue gun (generic)
Hot glue gun (generic)

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Code

MEGA BREAD - Cutsie Whun Arduino Code

Arduino
A simple turn the wheels for 3 seconds in different directions as a test bed.
No code for 2 wheeled operation.
/* Sweep
  by BARRAGAN <http://barraganstudio.com>
  This example code is in the public domain.

  modified 8 Nov 2013
  by Scott Fitzgerald
  http://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/Sweep

UPDATED BY -- MEGA BREAD _ MINI BOT 1
This will do a VERY VERY basic wheel spin changing
the direction of wheel spin every 3 seconds

Auto Navigation not yet implemented
*/

#include <Servo.h>

Servo myservo1;  // create servo object to control a servo
Servo myservo2;

// twelve servo objects can be created on most boards

int pos = 90;   // variable to store the servo position
int maxLow = 1;
int maxHigh = 179;
int servoSpeed = 2;

void setup() {
  myservo1.attach(10);
  myservo2.attach(12);
  pinMode(13, OUTPUT);
  pinMode(12, OUTPUT);
  pinMode(10, OUTPUT);
}

void loop() {
  digitalWrite(13, HIGH);
  myservo1.write(maxLow);
  myservo2.write(maxHigh);
  delay(3000);
  digitalWrite(13, LOW);
  myservo1.write(maxHigh);
  myservo2.write(maxLow);
  delay(3000);
  digitalWrite(13, HIGH);
  myservo1.write(maxHigh);
  myservo2.write(maxHigh);
  delay(3000);
  digitalWrite(13, LOW);
  myservo1.write(maxLow);
  myservo2.write(maxLow);
  delay(3000);
  myservo1.write(pos);
  myservo2.write(pos);
  delay(3000);
}

Credits

Pigeon-Kicker

Pigeon-Kicker

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Computer guru from the 80's, currently disabled veteran. Building this stuffs for my son to learn robotics.
Contact
Thanks to Mini Pigeon.

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