R/C Tank

I have created a remote controlled tank that utilizes an Arduino microcontroller. The tank consists of two motors which are connected to a gearbox and can be controlled by using a PS2 controller.

Engineer

Neil K.

Area of Interest

Electrical Engineering

School

Fremont High School

Grade

Incoming Junior

Final Milestone

Final Milestone

Wiring Schematic

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My final milestone is to demo my completed R/C Tank on demo night. My demo can be seen in the video on the left.

Picture of my Progress

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Second Milestone

Wiring Schematic

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For my second milestone I completed all of my code. My code allows the R/C Tank to move and stop. I used a library to help the Arduino communicate with the PS2 controller dongle

Picture of my Progress

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First Milestone

Wiring Schematic

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My first milestone is building the mechanical and electrical parts of my robot. In order to do this I first had to assemble my gearbox. Then I took my plate and attached the axles and wheels. Finally I put in the tread and screwed down my gearbox. Since I completed the mechanical part I proceeded to begin working on my electrical circuit. First I connected the motor to the motor shield and then I connected the battery. I also connected the PS2 controller dongle to the Arduino microcontroller and connected the Arduino microcontroller to the motor shield. Finally I soldered a switch to the batter so I have a proper way to turn the robot on and off. I also added an additional power supply to plug directly into the Arduino because the 6 volt battery I used to power everything else was not enough to power to run the Arduino microcontroller properly .

Picture of my progress

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Starter Project: Motion Alarm

Minty Boost Schematic

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My Starter Project is the motion alarm. The motion alarm takes input from the PIR sensor and causes the red LED to flash and the buzzer starts to ring.

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