Moth - My First Robot
This is my first attempt at building a robot. A very simple Photovore.
As we don't get much sun in our house, I had to use a torch to make the video.
This is all very new and alien to me - electronics, programming etc. - but I feel as though I am well and truly hooked now. I'm getting there, and determined to learn.
I soon became bored with the Moth, so using the same chassis, I added a Sharp GP2D12 distance sensor to make it an object avoidance robot. Due to my lack of knowledge in programming, it took me ages to get the C program to work. Once I did though, it gave me a real buzz, and sense of satisfaction to see it going around my kitchen.
UPDATE 13/11/2010 http://letsmakerobots.com/node/23421