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Exploring Robotics with Electronics Boe Bot Activities

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Introduction:

  • Code Assist Overview(8 min)
  • Schematics Review (2 min)
  • Programming Step-by-Step (3 min)
  • Controlling Inputs and Outputs (3 min)
  • Servo Calibration (1 min)
  • Bread Board Basics (3 min)
  • Resistor Identification (4 min)
  • Lab Safety (9 min)

Resources:

Chapter 1: Your Boe-Bot’s Brain

  • Chapter 1 Overview Video (2 min) 
  • Unpacking the Boe-Bot (1 min)boe-bot-real
  • Bread Board Basics (3 min)
  • Resistor Identification (4 min)
  • Lab Safety (9 min)

Chapter 2: Your Boe-Bot’s Servo Motors 

  • Chapter 2 Overview Video (2 min) 
  • LED/Resistor Installation (2 min) 
  • Connecting Servos/Batteries with LED and Resistors (3 min)
  • Programming Step-by-Step (3 min)
  • Controlling Inputs and Outputs (3 min)  
  • Servo Calibration (1 min) 

Chapter 3: Assemble and Test Your Boe-Bot 

  • Chapter 3 Overview Video (1 min)
  • Boe-Bot Assembly (8 min)
  • Start / Reset Circuit (2 min) 

Chapter 4:  Boe-Bot Navigation

  • Chapter 4 Overview Video (1 min)

Chapter 5: Tactile Navigation with Whiskers

  • Chapter 5 Overview Video (1 min)
  • Boe-Bot tactile whiskers ( 4.5 min)  
  • Boe-Bot tactile whiskers with LED Circuit  (6 min)

Chapter 6: Light-Sensitive Navigation with Phototransistors  

  • Chapter 6 Overview Video (1 min)
  • Binary Light Sensor (2 min)
  • Photosensitive Eyes (2 min)

Chapter 7: Navigating with Infrared Headlights 

  • Chapter 7 Overview Video (1 min)
  • IR Object Detection Circuit (4 min)
  • LED indicator Circuit (4 min)

Chapter 8: Robot Control with Distance Detection

  • Chapter 8 Overview Video (1 min)

These activities are in the Textbook that accompanies the Boe-Bot Robot:

Chapter 1 : Your Boe-Bot’s Brain

Hardware and Software

  • Activity #1 : Getting the Software
  • Activity #2 : Using the Help File for Hardware Setup

Chapter 2 : Your Boe-Bot’s Servo Motors

Introducing the Continuous Rotation Servo

  • Activity #1 : Building and Testing the LED Circuit
  • Activity #2 : Tracking Time and Repeating Actions with a Circuit
  • Activity #3 : Connecting the Servo Motors
  • Activity #4 : Centering the Servos
  • Activity #5 : How To Store Values and Count
  • Activity #6 : Testing the Servos

Chapter 3 : Assemble and Test Your Boe-Bot

  • Activity #1 : Assembling the Boe-Bot Robot
  • Activity #2 : Re-Test the Servos
  • Activity #3 : Start/Reset Indicator Circuit and Program
  • Activity #4 : Testing Speed Control with the Debug Terminal

Chapter 4 : Boe-Bot Navigation

  • Activity #1 : Basic Boe-Bot Maneuvers
  • Activity #2 : Tuning the Basic Maneuvers
  • Activity #3 : Calculating Distances
  • Activity #4 : Maneuvers—Ramping
  • Activity #5 : Simplify Navigation with Subroutines
  • Activity #6 : Advanced Topic—Building Complex Maneuvers in EEPROM

Chapter 5 : Tactile Navigation with Whiskers

Tactile Navigation

  • Activity #1 : Building and Testing the Whiskers
  • Activity #2 : Field Testing the Whiskers
  • Activity #3 : Navigation with Whiskers
  • Activity #4 : Artificial Intelligence and Deciding When You’re Stuck

Chapter 6 : Light-Sensitive Navigation with Phototransistors

Introducing the Phototransistor

  • Activity #1 : A Simple Binary Light Sensor
  • Activity #2 : Measure Light Levels with Phototransistors
  • Activity #3 : Light Sensitivity Adjustment
  • Activity #4 : Light Measurements for Roaming
  • Activity #5 : Routine for Roaming Toward Light
  • Activity #6 : Test Navigation Routine with the Boe-Bot

Chapter 7 : Navigating with Infrared Headlights

Infrared Light

  • Activity #1 : Building and Testing the IR Object Detectors
  • Activity #2 : Field Testing for Object Detection and Infrared Interference
  • Activity #3 : Infrared Detection Range Adjustments
  • Activity #4 : Object Detection and Avoidance
  • Activity #5 : High-Performance IR Navigation
  • Activity #6 : The Drop-Off Detector

Chapter 8 : Robot Control with Distance Detection

Determining Distance with the Same IR LED/Detector Circuit

  • Activity #1 : Testing the Frequency Sweep
  • Activity #2 : Boe-Bot Shadow Vehicle
  • Activity #3 : Following a Stripe
  • Activity #4 : More Boe-Bot Activities and Projects Online
 
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