Thursday, May 14, 2009

Boe-Bot Robot with Bluetooth

There are 3 types of Boe-Bot avilable with USB, Serial and Blue tooth version. But blue tooth version is realy rocking one. This Boe-Bot robot is paired with the eb500 Bluetooth  Transceiver AppMod, a
 winning  hardware combination to use with your PC as a base station. When used in conjunction with other PC programming environments,  tremendous opportunities exist for large-vo
lume datalogging, remote operation, web monitoring, real-time data analysis, and more. The choice is yours!

Sensors to make your Robot more intelligent
Boe-Bot come with all necessary items you require to built a bot. Additionally you can get sensors to have more experimeno ts.

  1. Co Gas Sensor Module
  2. CH4 Gas Sensor Module
  3. Digital Thermometer
  4. Flexiforce Sensor Kit
  5. Tri-Axis Accelerometer
  6. Compass Module
  7. Relavtive Humidity Sensor
  8. Infrared Receiver
  9. IR Transmitter Kit
  10. Temperature Sensor Kit
  11. LPG Gas Sensor
  12. GPS Receiver
  13. Ultrasonic Sensor
  14. QTI Sensor
  15. Color Sensor
  16. Light to Frequency Converter

Crawler Kit

You can make your Boe-Bot Robot a Crawler by adding Boe-Bot Crawler kit, which can be additionaly purchased. The Crawler runs on standard Boe-Bot source code with only minor adjustments for ground speed. Sample PBASIC code is included in the documentation.

Gripper Kit
You can covert your Boe-Bot Robot in a lifter by Gripper Kit. Gripper Kit adds pick-up and carry capability to your Boe-Bot Robot. The Gripper features parallel plates that open, clamp onto and lift objects all with one cleverly utilized Parallax Standard Servo. Since the Gripper's servo plugs right into a servo port on the Board of Education, no additional battery pack is needed. The lightweight but sturdy aluminum, brass and plastic Gripper hardware weighs less than 7 ounces.

Sample Programme of Boe-Bot...

This program will prompt you for the number of pulses to send to the servos, and then the pulse width to transmit to each servo.  The program sends about 43 pulses per second, so 43 pulses would give you 1 second of run time, 86 would give you 2 seconds, and so on.  For speed control, 800 is about full speed counterclockwise, 700 is full speed clockwise, and 750 is stop.  If you want a wheel to go half speed counter clockwise, try about 775.  Half speed clockwise, would be about 725, and so on. 


' Sample.bs2

' {$STAMP BS2}

' {$PBASIC 2.5}

pulseCnt       VAR     Word

pulseLeft      VAR     Word

pulseRight     VAR     Word

counter        VAR     Word

'Wait FOr the eb500 radio To be ready.

PAUSE 1000

'Wait for the EB500 Bluetooth connection to be established.


SEROUT 1, 84, [CLS,

                   "Click the Debug Terminal's",

               CR, "transmit windowpane and..." ]



   SEROUT 1, 84, [CR, CR, "Enter number of pulses: "]

    SERIN 0, 84, [DEC pulseCnt]

    SEROUT 1, 84, [DEC pulseCnt]

    SEROUT 1, 84, [CR, "Enter left servo",

                       "pulse width: "]

    SERIN 0, 84, [DEC pulseLeft]

    SEROUT 1, 84, [DEC pulseLeft]

    SEROUT 1, 84, [CR, "Enter right servo",

                       "pulse width: "]

    SERIN 0, 84, [DEC pulseRight]

    SEROUT 1, 84, [DEC pulseRight]

    SEROUT 1, 84, [CR, "Executing..."]

    FOR counter = 1 TO pulseCnt

      PULSOUT 13, pulseLeft

      PULSOUT 12, pulseRight

      PAUSE 20



If you are a beginner and need to learn about Microcontrollers and Sensors, i will highly recommend this to you. You can learn more about it at...

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