A project log for Home Robot--What Can It Do?

Using existing robots for guidance, I plan to design and construct a household droid.

mike-rigsbyMike Rigsby 04/13/2023 at 21:390 Comments

To put this together, I have a schematic drawing.

The Arduino sketch (which just makes the machine go forward, reverse, left, right, repeat) is provided in the files.

Here is a photo of the dip switches on the stepper controller. It's set for 6400 steps per revolution (I know, that's crazy--but it's smoother and less noisy) at maximum current of 2.8 amps (maximum according to the motor spec). Each motor only draws about 1.5 amps with a 12 volt supply--so I'm just dipping my toes in the world of stepper motors as far as understanding what's happening.