The Photon’s small size and wireless connectivity makes it a great choice for robotics projects. In this chapter, you will learn how to use a Photon or Core with a PhoBot shield to control a small roving robot.
The robot is also fitted with an ultrasonic range finder module to help prevent it from bumping into things.
This project makes use of a robot controller board called the PhoBot by MonkMakes. You may guess by the company name that I had something to do with the design of this product, which you can buy from Spark and other sources, see Appendix A.
The board is combined with a chassis kit that provides a base and gearmotors to drive the robot, as well as wheels and a battery pack.