New Line Follow Mechanism

A project log for Pretty Useless Machine

Fling the thing with a catapult, find it, bring it back, repeat.

Mike RigsbyMike Rigsby 10/25/2016 at 20:090 Comments

The photocell arrangement for following lines just didn't work. I am now using infrared reflective sensors and the results are more promising.

The new bracket with sensors looks like this:

The wiring is done according to this schematic:

Following the line is not a problem, but detecting the line and latching on is giving me trouble--hence the wide black track.