Demo Platform for the Low Voltage Motor Driver Video!

Here is the video demoing the motor controller. I used a Mr.Basic robot platform and included a little review about that platform. For direction control a top mounted servo spins a Sharp gp2y0d810z0f IR sensor. The sensor has a single data line which is pulled low when a object comes within 10cm of the sensor.

Code (CCS V5)
Project File
main.c

Demo Platform for the Low Voltage Motor Driver

This is the robot I quickly built to demo the Low Voltage Motor Driver. If is based off the Mr. Basic platform and MSP-430 Launchpad. It has a 6.4V lithium battery as the main power source which feeds into the voltage regulators on the Launchpad.

For direction control a top mounted servo spins a Sharp gp2y0d810z0f IR sensor. The sensor has a single data line which is pulled low when a object comes within 10cm of the sensor.

Most of the code for the hardware is already written. Just need to finish the controls and it will be ready for a video.

msPROBOT Ver 1.0 Released!

After a whole weekend working on the PCB I finally finished Ver 1.0 of the msPROBOT. The robot is completely open source. So far just the PCB is designed. I will be adding the bracket files and then full assembly instructions. If all goes to plan the msPROBOT will make an appearance at Maker Faire next month.

PCB File
Schematic File

I will launch the project page in a couple hours. Need a short break first though.