R/C Robot Tank

Remote Control Robot Tank that has a laser and lights up

Engineer

Troy S

Area of Interest

Aerospace/ Mechanical Engineering

School

the Heritage School

Grade

Incoming Senior

Final Milestone

For my second milestone I had to wire the arduino to the receiver so my tank would receive transmission from my controller. Then I had to download a ps2 library example so my tank would be controlled with my controller. After doing this I had to adapt the code by putting together both my motors code and my ps2 code so when I use my controller my tank would move.

First Milestone

My First Milestone for my R/C Tank is building the chassis consisting of the wheels and the treads. Next I had to assemble the gearbox for the motor to run. After finishing the chassis, I moved onto the wiring. I had to wire the arduino to the motor driver then to the motors. For the motor I had to solder the wires to it. After finishing wiring I had to download a motor driver library and had to adapt the code to tell my tank motors whether to go forward or backward. Some challenges I faced was fixing the gearbox cause I put some of the components in the wrong place. Another challenge I faced was the wire to the motor broke off, which meant I had to replace the motor because the wire was solder to the motor.

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Starter Project

My Starter Project is the Minty Boost which charges daily appliances. The componenets that make up the charger are resistors, capacitors, ¬†a five volt boost converter chip, a diode, three volt batteries, and inductors. How the charger works is it takes the current from the batteries and runs the current to the inductors which is a coil of wire that stores energy and creates a magnetic field. Then there’s a boost converter chip that acts as a on and off switch for an alternate circuit and causes the magnetic field to collaspe and creates the extra voltage needed to charge your phone . There’s also resistors that limit the current in the circuit. The next component is the diode which makes sure the current doesn’t flow backward. The final component is a capacitor which stores and releases energy and charges the phone. What I enjoyed about this project is that this is my first engineering project and my first step into my engineering career.

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