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Obstacle Avoidance – Self Guided

One of the unique things that was learned from the Arduino Rover, was the design of basic avoidance routines. The routines are almost always unique to the platform. This is true even if using multiple RC cars. The RC cars drives will respond and handle differently based on a number of basic factors to include traction,

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Mars Rover Autopsy

After having built the RC Rover based on a cheap New Bright RC I would make these recommendations. The Arduino tie in portion was easy, I would use two PING sensors so it can actually detect a cross section of an area. This would allow it to negotiate crowded areas better. The drive wheels stripped

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Mars Rover — Johnny the Robot

Well Johnny the Robot is complete. It was a great Sunday afternoon project to play with. Here is what little Johnny can do. I hope you enjoyed as much as I did. Here is the source code for Arduino as well. Arduino Source Code for Johnny :: JohnnyRC  

Johnny has just Died!

Sad to report that Johnny just didn’t make it. He was killed by twin 4 year old boys.