Some inspiration for the final projects
Special thanks to our senior fellow Marcela Godoy for most of these suggestions:
MIT & Design Steps for robots ( extract from Mobile Robots: from inspiration to implementation)
What is the robot supposed to do?
What is the simplest way to accomplish the task?
What mechanical platform is needed?
What information does the robot need?
What sensors give this information most effectively?
How can the problem be decomposed into behaviors?
Wish you good fortune.
Mechanics Crash Course
The material you choose is going to be your friend
Sketch first, try even before
Where is your center of gravity ?
Materials: aluminum, plastic, cardboard, paper, tape, hot glue
Center of gravity
Screws – washers – nuts
Resources for digital prototyping:
Follow up from last class:
Code for light follower: LINK
Code for light follower with low pass filter: LINK
Code for PID braking: LINK (not tested)