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Hey there, In this project, we are going to make an Arduino Voice-controlled boat. We have already made so many electronics and robotics pro

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Hey there, In this project, we are going to make an Arduino Voice-controlled boat. We have already made so many electronics and robotics projects before. We believe you will found this project useful as before. We promise to help you to make this project in this article.

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Hey guys! I hope you already enjoyed my previous projects and you are ready for a new one,

as usual, I made this tutorial to guide you step by step while making this kind of super amazing low-cost electronic project which is the "Arduino Voice Controlled Boat".

During the making of this project, we tried to make sure that this instructable will be the best guide for you in order to help you if you want to make your own Voice controlled robot car or boat,

 So we hope that this instructable contains the needed documents.

This project is so handy to make especially after getting the customized PCB that we’ve ordered from JLCPCB to improve the appearance of our machine and also there are enough documents and diagrams in this guide to allow you to create your Bluetooth Robot Car easily.

We've made this project in just 3 days only, just 2 days to get all the needed parts and next 1 days to finish the hardware making and the assemble.

Before starting let’s see first What you will learn from this instructable:

  • Making the right hardware selection for your project depending on its functionalities.
  • Prepare the circuit diagram to connect all the chosen components.
  • Assemble all the project parts (mechanical and electronic assembly).
  • Finally designing your own ARDUINO-based Voice-controlled boat.

How Arduino Voice Controlled Boat Works?

As we have already mentioned that this is an Arduino-based project, so Arduino is working here as the brain of the robot. Everything we command to move the Boat will be processed by the Arduino Microcontroller. We have to write a suitable code that will help the Arduino to process and follow our instructions.

Next, we want to send our voice command wirelessly. So here we have decided to use HC-05 Bluetooth Module which is compatible with Arduino & our Android Phone.

In the next step, we have to install an Android App and have to connect our phone with the boat via Bluetooth. Now we will send the voice command using the android app to move the boat as we wish.

Here we have added Five voice commands for Five different instructions. They are

Move Forward – The Boat will move in the forward direction for 2 second 

Move Backward – The boat will move in a backward direction for 2 second

Turn Right – The boat will make a 90  ̊rotation on its right side

Turn Left – The boat will make a 90  ̊ rotation on its left side

Run – The boat starts moving in a forwarding direction for a long time

Schematics of the Voice Control Boat/Car  with L293D:

STEP 1

In this step, I have made the Robot Body using PVC Pipe & PVC Boards. I have also attached the motors with the Chassis and have soldered them with some wires.

Here is how it looks like

Then I have attached the propellers with the chassis and here is how it looks like

Now we will make the front side of the boat. We will connect one BO motor with the boat to turn it in left and right direction. But you can connect 2 motor there in the front side if you face trouble by making using one motor.

STEP 2

I have made a PCB file to make it easy to assemble and ordered my PCB from JLCPCB. They are very professional in PCB making and the build time was short. I received my item within 7 working days.

After getting the PCB it was just a less than 2 minutes job to assemble all the components in a proper way.

STEP 3

Now I had to upload the code to the Arduino UNO.So I have attached the USB cable that comes with the Arduino UNO board and follows the steps mentioned below

  • Open Arduino IDE on your PC
  • Connect...
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  • 1 × arduino uno
  • 1 × L293D Motor Driver
  • 1 × HC-05 Bluetooth Module
  • 2 × 1500 rpm Motor
  • 1 × glue gun

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    Arduino Code Upload

    Now I had to upload the code to the Arduino UNO.So I have attached the USB cable that comes with Arduino UNO board and follows the steps mentioned below

    • Open Arduino IDE on your PC
    • Connect ARDUINO with PC via USB Cable
    • Go to Tools > manage libraries > Search for AF Motor driver and download
    • Go to Tools > Board > and select Arduino\Genuino UNO
    • Go to Tools > Port > Select proper COM port
    • Now Verify the code and then upload it

    ***Please don’t forget to remove/detach the HC-05 Bluetooth Module before uploading the code. Connect it after the code has been uploaded successfully.

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    Troubleshoot:
    • The programmer is not responding: If you face this error then it may be because of the Bluetooth Module. Always Disconnect the RX and the TX pins before uploading the code to the Arduino.

    2.    The motor is not rotating in the right direction: If you face this issue then you don’t need to modify any code. You just have to Interchange the motor wires. In a simple way, I can say just connect the Motor to the Motor driver

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