Monthly Archives: July 2009


The Linux Robot – In hindsight

Having written 3 major programs for the robot: 1. Move about randomly avoiding objects using proximity sensors as well as stall detection. The stall detection is simple in so far as it’s just a detection of a current spike during continuous motion a certain percentage threshold above existing current consumption. 2. Move randomly to a bass beat of music. 3. Follow a light. The logic for this is simply to rotate all wheels in the direction of which of the photoresistors shows the lowest resistance until they are both equal +/- 5%. When this occurs, assume you are looking straight at it, and move forward until they are no longer equal. Then readjust using turning logic and continue. It works surprisingly well! What would I do differently next time around? […]

By | July 8th, 2009|Technology|0 Comments