RC – Tank
For my project at BlueStamp I made a remote control tank, its controlled with a Ps2 controller by using an Arduino.
Area of Interest
SAR high school
second milestone video
For my Second Milestone, I added the ps2 receiver and finished my tank. I am now able to control the tanks wirelessly using the Ps2 controller. But I had a lot of trouble connecting the Ps2 controller to the Ps2 receiver, so in order to fix the problem I tried different Ps2 receivers. Turned out the problem was the controller not the receiver.
For my first milestone I assembled the chassis and started coding the Arduino. I chose the fastest ratio for the gearbox, but took some time to assemble the gearbox. my code was to make the Arduino go forward and I did this by using the L298N motor driver library. This milestone was very important because i started learning how Arduino works and I learned what a motor shield is.
My Starter Project is the minty boost. The minty boost is a portable charger that runs on two double A batteries. But the cool thing is it has a boost converter wich converts the three volts of energy it has to 5 volts, wich is the amount a phone needs to charge. This project was really fun and really made me love engineering.
inside the minty boost
How it works
The minty boost is a portable charger that runs on 3 volts of battery, but the cool thing about this portable charger is that it turns the 3 volts into 5 volts so you are able to charge. It is able to do this by using a boost converter wich is made out of a coil, a diode, a capacitor, and the boost chip. all these pieces create a circuit that turns a magnetic field on and off. By collapsing the magnetic field it creates the extra voltage.