Remote-Controlled Mini Tank
My project is a remote controlled mini robot tank. A Playstation 2 controller is used to control the movement of the tank, which can move in all four directions. The tank is powered by a 6v battery pack, and this power is split between the motor driver (controls the motors) and the Arduino (general control of tank and stores programmed information).
Area of Interest
Mechanical Engineering, Entrepreneurship
How It Works
When a button is pressed on the controller, a wireless signal is sent to the receiver on the tank. That signal is then carried via wires to the Arduino, which stores the code I wrote. The Arduino acts as the ‘brain’ of the robot, because it tells the motor shield, which is located just beneath the Arduino, how to spin the motors (forward, backward, different speeds, etc.). The signal is then sent to the motor shield, then to the motors, which spin the gearbox and finally make the wheels spin.