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Robot Building for Teens by Behnam Salemi

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CHAPTER 7EXTENDING DB-BOT

In Chapter 4, “Digital Brain,” and Chapter 5, “Programming the DB-Bot,” you built the DB-Bot, which was a simple programmable robot. It had a distance sensor and used two continuous-rotation RC servos to move in the environment. It also had a LED, which was controlled by a micro-controller. The Stroll.bas program enabled the DB-Bot to stroll in the environment while avoiding obstacles.

In this chapter, you will look at different ways of extending the software and hardware of DB-Bot. You will extend the Stroll.bas program to use the LED. You will also extend the DB-Bot hardware by adding a new light sensor and will look at a program that uses this sensor. At the end of this chapter, you will look at some limitations of ...

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