The DIY community is very dynamic, and some of the makers have showcased their projects. The projects explored below are not randomly chosen. All of these are projects which I believe can produce new ideas, creates new possibilities, or simply inspire you to do more.
Below are four new project from the DIY community.
- Mobile Robot for Collecting Purpose (Success)
How hard is to build a robot able to detect and handle an object? This project is the one designed to detect and push an object in a determined place.The robot has attached a Samsung smartphone and used its camera to detect the object. It sounds simple, but there are three systems connected to make this robot functional.
The first system is a 2WD platform controlled by an Arduino UNO board. It has attached a Bluetooth module (HC-06) and a sonar sensor (HC-SR04).
The second system is the Android device. The smartphone receives sensor data from the wheeled platform and communicates with the third layer which is a desktop responsible for data processing.
Well, all these systems (layers) sound complicated, but at least you have the code here.
- Arduino and Raspberry Pi Ultrasonic Collision Avoidance Robot
Like the first project, this is another mobile robot based on a cheap 2WD platform. The robot uses an ultrasonic sensor that moves left and right to scan the surrounding area.Inside, the robot is controlled by an Arduino Nano interfaced with a Raspberry Pi board.
If the Arduino controls the sensors and the motor driver, the Pi board serves for Internet control. The Raspberry Pi is connected to a web page via the WebIOPi framework. The web page is used to display real-time video streaming and to control the robot manually.
- Small wheeled robot Rash 2 Endurance
If you want to build your own robot for your home security, this project looks quite interesting. The robot works autonomously and has attached a video camera for real-time video streaming.The user also has the possibility to control the robot via a smartphone, a tablet, or a computer. The wheeled robot has an autonomy of eight hours, which is more than enough to check your house when you’re at work.
- Revenge of the PyroBot at Pi Wars
This robot is simply called ‘Revenge’ and was presented at the Pi Wars competition. It’s a 6WD robot and uses two Raspberry Pi’s to control sensors and other stuff.One Pi has a touchscreen attached to it and allows the user access to various functions. The designer attaches in front of the platform two proximity sensors and a bumper to protect the platform.
The designer uses a PS3 remote controller to control the robot.