Do you like to watch combat robot championships? The best of all is in the great dispute between the participating robots. They fight for their teams to be winners and seek to eliminate the participants of the enemy team.
The championship is perfect for encouraging players to build strong and competing robots. However, many people have questions about how to build their competition robots and how to create the rules for the game to work.
The championship is perfect for encouraging players to build strong and competing robots.
However, many people have the following doubts:
- How to build your competition robots,
- creating a robotics championship
- development of the rules to make the game work.
From now on we will answer all these questions by building the ARGUS Robot. After all, who is Robot Argus?
The ARGUS Robot History
ARGUS are robots that have lived on earth for many years. Thousands of years ago they were created to assist historians in the search for ancient artifacts. It is from a family of robots that look like ants, meaning they don't work alone. They are very collaborative with each other and dependent on each other.
In addition to using their mini guide to hunt, they can use them to defend themselves from enemies.
You should never have just one ARGUS Robot. You need two or more because while the first is working the second will protect him.
ARGUS is known to be tiny and agile robots. In a short time they are able to find good artifacts, take them to the support bases and keep them safe from enemy pirates.
Let's go on the hunt and understandthe ARGUS structure and how to program ARGUS to capture artifacts?
The ARGUS Robot Structure
The ARGUS robot can work autonomously or remotely controlled via commands sent via Bluetooth.
In its autonomous mode, ARGUS is used to avoid obstacles through the use of the ultrasonic sensor. He is able to navigate in any environment.
This mode is used to create competition between several ARGUS. In this mode, you need to use an application on your cell phone or a wireless controller to have ARGUS collect all the artifacts and take them to a safe place.
Next, we'll present the complete structure of the ARGUS Robot.
ARGUS uses an Arduino UNO as the control board for your entire system.
The Argus is a robot designed to have the characteristic of a toy. Most of the toys have a system to turn on and off with a button on the bottom of the robot floor.
This structure was implemented and added to the body of ARGUS. See the figure below and observe the structure of the aforementioned button.
The ARGUS is powered by a 7.5V / 2.6Ah battery. This battery energizes the entire system and allows the ARGUS to run for 3 hours and 30 minutes.
This time is sufficient for him to participate in any competition.
The battery is responsible for powering the Arduino and the wheel motors. The Arduino is responsible for all navigation control of the robot.
It reads the ultrasonic sensor, receives user commands, and activates the robot's motors. The motors are the most used elements that need the most energy consumption in the project. For this reason, we created a space for the installation of 2 LiPo 18650 batteries.
See the circuit presented below with Arduino Board and Battery.
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ARGUS has access to the Arduino UNO's USB port. This allows the programming of the robot without the need to remove the Arduino Board...Read more »