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Title: I need some help in making a robot vacuum cleaner
Post by: Madni on Oct 15, 2014, 09:07 am
My project is to make a robot vacuum cleaner with a  infrared sensor for object detection and cliff detection and line sensor.how can i used infrared sensor cliff detection and auto recharging(self recharging).Need some help in programming the robot.And choose the best arduino  microcontroller for low cost project.
please Help me
Title: Re: I need some help in making a robot vacuum cleaner
Post by: AWOL on Oct 15, 2014, 09:20 am
OK, show us what you've done so far.
Title: Re: I need some help in making a robot vacuum cleaner
Post by: Madni on Oct 15, 2014, 09:43 am
i have not started the the project yet because i dont know which sensor,controller etc are suitable for this robot as i am new to the robotic world
Title: Need help in making a Robot.
Post by: Madni on Oct 15, 2014, 10:05 am
My project is to make a robot vacuum cleaner with a  infrared sensor for object detection and cliff detection and line sensor.how can i used infrared sensor cliff detection and auto recharging(self recharging).Need some help in programming the robot.And choose the best arduino  microcontroller for low cost project.
please Help me.i have not started the the project yet because i dont know which sensor,controller etc are suitable for this robot as i am new to the robotic world
Title: Re: Need help in making a Robot.
Post by: JimboZA on Oct 15, 2014, 10:20 am

i have not started the the project yet because i dont know which sensor,controller etc are suitable for this robot as i am new to the robotic world


You've decided to jump into the deep end then: that's not a trivial project.

So I'd suggest you start with a starter kit (either the Arduino product or from any of a number of other suppliers), and probably one of the simple wheeled robot kits, and find your feet. You need to get to terms with the programming and the whole idea of reading sensors and activating things like motors and so on.
Title: Re: Need help in making a Robot.
Post by: Madni on Oct 15, 2014, 10:23 am
You are right but i have participate in a school project and cant step backward
Title: Re: Need help in making a Robot.
Post by: JimboZA on Oct 15, 2014, 10:26 am
Learning how to do stuff is not stepping backwards.
Title: Re: Need help in making a Robot.
Post by: Madni on Oct 15, 2014, 10:28 am
the last date of submitting project is 23 october
Title: How to use Ir sensor as a cliff and obstacle detector.
Post by: Madni on Oct 15, 2014, 10:39 am
I am making a robot and i want to know can i used IR sensor as cliff and obstacle detector?please help me...
Title: Re: Need help in making a Robot.
Post by: JimboZA on Oct 15, 2014, 10:41 am
So are you supposed to take an existing vacuum cleaner off the shelf, so to speak, and automate it- A vacuum cleaner that has not been designed for the fitting of motors and sensors? Or have you got a powered vacuum cleaner that can run around already? Does it have a recharge mechanism already?



Title: Re: Need help in making a Robot.
Post by: Madni on Oct 15, 2014, 10:46 am
I want to use a arduino micro controller,mini vacuum pump or computer turbine fan,IR sensor and ultrasonic sensor for obstacle detection and IR sensor for self recharging and cliff sensor and will run on rechargeable battery
Title: Re: How to use Ir sensor as a cliff and obstacle detector.
Post by: Madni on Oct 15, 2014, 10:53 am
Please Help I am waiting for the answer
Title: How to use Ir sensor as a cliff and obstacle detector.
Post by: Madni on Oct 15, 2014, 10:57 am
How to use Ir sensor as a cliff and obstacle detector. please help me
Title: Re: How to use Ir sensor as a cliff and obstacle detector.
Post by: JimboZA on Oct 15, 2014, 10:58 am
Firstly stop making new threads about this robot.

Secondly don't be so impatient: this is a forum not a help desk; members will respond as and when they can. To chase for  a response in less than 15 minutes is ridiculous, not that you should be chasing for a response at all.

Thirdly, tell us what you have found already. There are lots of examples around on this, what did your research uncover? Oh, you're "waiting for the answer".....
Title: Re: How to use Ir sensor as a cliff and obstacle detector.
Post by: Madni on Oct 15, 2014, 11:06 am
My friend tell me that we can use IR transistor and a discrete IR LED  as a cliff detector that will help the robot not to fall on the edges and stairs .Thats all I know.And Sorry for the post
Title: Re: I need some help in making a robot vacuum cleaner
Post by: nickgammon on Oct 15, 2014, 11:38 am
Please do not cross-post. This wastes time and resources as people attempt to answer your question on multiple threads.

Threads merged.


Don't keep doing that! Can you give me the email address of your teacher? I'd like to tell him you aren't attempting to do it yourself but spamming a forum instead.

This isn't a homework-solving forum. Show us what you have tried to do.

- Moderator
Title: Re: I need some help in making a robot vacuum cleaner
Post by: JimboZA on Oct 15, 2014, 11:50 am

Can you give me the email address of your teacher? I'd like to tell him you aren't attempting to do it yourself but spamming a forum instead.


Maybe what we should do is tell the teacher this is hardly a school project, although some countries refer to college/uni as "school". It's certainly not something to be done in 10 days, although of course we have no idea how long the OP has had to work on it already.

Homing to a charger?.... pretty advanced stuff I'd say.
Title: Re: I need some help in making a robot vacuum cleaner
Post by: Madni on Oct 15, 2014, 03:12 pm
The  college allow us to take help of any one  XD
Title: Re: I need some help in making a robot vacuum cleaner
Post by: PaulS on Oct 15, 2014, 03:20 pm

The  college allow us to take help of any one  XD

So, go buy a Roomba, and say that they "helped" you make a robot vacuum cleaner.
Title: Re: I need some help in making a robot vacuum cleaner
Post by: JimboZA on Oct 15, 2014, 06:08 pm
A project of this complexity, from a starting point of zero, is absurd.

And by tomorrow week?.....
Title: Re: I need some help in making a robot vacuum cleaner
Post by: oric_dan on Oct 19, 2014, 07:24 am


Can you give me the email address of your teacher? I'd like to tell him you aren't attempting to do it yourself but spamming a forum instead.


Maybe what we should do is tell the teacher this is hardly a school project, although some countries refer to college/uni as "school". It's certainly not something to be done in 10 days, although of course we have no idea how long the OP has had to work on it already.

Homing to a charger?.... pretty advanced stuff I'd say.


Well, this "is" the time of the year when all the students need help for their projects, and wanted it yesterday. The rush is just beginning, LOL.

Grey Walter built a robot way back in 1949 or so, that had a photocell and a one [count'em ONE] flip-flop brain, and was able to wander around, and also find it's charging hutch.

https://www.google.com/#q=grey+walter+elsie
http://cyberneticzoo.com/category/cyberneticanimals/grey-walter-cyberneticanimals/ [bypass the very first section of the page].
Also see it in action .... youtube.com/watch?v=lLULRlmXkKo

IOW, you can probably do homing using something as simple as a light blinking at say 2-4 Hz, or maybe 20-30 Hz, and an LDR. When the battery starts to go low, the robot wanders around until it finds the correct blinking light.
Title: Re: I need some help in making a robot vacuum cleaner
Post by: nickgammon on Oct 19, 2014, 07:53 am
This one does the opposite of finding its charging point:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fXN7x7a5So
Title: Re: I need some help in making a robot vacuum cleaner
Post by: oric_dan on Oct 19, 2014, 09:29 am
AAMOF and FWIW, a couple of days ago, I invented the 'exact opposite' of both the unplugger and the useless finger switcher for my robot (conceptual stage only). The robot has a regular on-off switch that shuts it down completely.

When the robot comes into the charging dock, and seats itself correctly, the on-off switch will be shut off by a servo rotator. The batteries will charge, but robot is otherwise dead to the world.

Once charging is complete, the charger will shut off. The charging dock, however, will be RF-linked to my home automation network (currently under construction). In general, the robot will likely be turned off completely. However, the automation network will be able to send a signal to the servo rotator, and flip the switch on the robot to on, as desired, to send the robot back into action.

This may sound like a
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkinson's_law
type of project, but it's not really. Eg, my roombavac does NOT have an on-off switch, and once it's out of its charger, and just sitting around doing nothing, the battery will go dead in a week or so. You have to remove the battery to prevent this. BIG PITN. I want my robot to not be so dumb as to eat its batteries when not in service. Voila.
Title: Re: I need some help in making a robot vacuum cleaner
Post by: sumsar on Apr 13, 2015, 03:16 pm
This post might be able to help you: http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-vacuum-floor-cleaner/ (http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-vacuum-floor-cleaner/ Instructables)

However, why doing you just buy a top rated robot vacuum cleaner instead (see http://www.vacuumtop.com/ (http://www.vacuumtop.com/) for example)? It doesn't make sense to make one yourself.
Title: Re: I need some help in making a robot vacuum cleaner
Post by: JimboZA on Apr 13, 2015, 04:14 pm
You miss the part where it's a school project, that was due last October?

It doesn't make sense to make one yourself.
By that reasoning, 95% of the projects in the forum should be scrapped.
Title: Re: I need some help in making a robot vacuum cleaner
Post by: jpauls on Apr 20, 2016, 04:45 am
Hello!

If you want to know more about the features and related specifications in making a robotic vacuum cleaner, see http://anandtech.com/ (http://anandtech.com/) http://www.vacuumtop.com (http://www.vacuumtop.com)/. In terms of making a robotic vacuum cleaner, I noticed that those are very handy and user friendly. Hope this helps. :)
Title: Re: I need some help in making a robot vacuum cleaner
Post by: jonathanaverett on Aug 26, 2016, 07:20 pm
Helllo!
Something you know at http://automotivespaces.com/. Hope you have more inforation.
Title: Re: I need some help in making a robot vacuum cleaner
Post by: gazmitch on Sep 09, 2018, 05:28 pm
AAMOF and FWIW, a couple of days ago, I invented the 'exact opposite' of both the unplugger and the useless finger switcher for my robot (conceptual stage only). The robot has a regular on-off switch that shuts it down completely.

When the robot comes into the charging dock, and seats itself correctly, the on-off switch will be shut off by a servo rotator. The batteries will charge, but robot is otherwise dead to the world.

Once charging is complete, the charger will shut off. The charging dock, however, will be RF-linked to my home automation network (currently under construction). In general, the robot will likely be turned off completely. However, the automation network will be able to send a signal to the servo rotator, and flip the switch on the robot to on, as desired, to send the robot back into action.

This may sound like a
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkinson's_law
type of project, but it's not really. Eg, my roombavac does NOT have an on-off switch, and once it's out of its charger, and just sitting around doing nothing, the battery will go dead in a week or so. You have to remove the battery to prevent this. BIG PITN. I want my robot to not be so dumb as to eat its batteries when not in service. Voila.
This post might be able to help you: http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-vacuum-floor-cleaner/ (http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-vacuum-floor-cleaner/ Instructables)

However, why doing you just buy a top rated robot vacuum cleaner instead (see http://www.vacuumtop.com/ (http://www.vacuumtop.com/) for example)? It doesn't make sense to make one yourself.
AAMOF and FWIW, a couple of days ago, I invented the 'exact opposite' of both the unplugger and the useless finger switcher for my robot (conceptual stage only). The robot has a regular on-off switch that shuts it down completely.

When the robot comes into the charging dock, and seats itself correctly, the on-off switch will be shut off by a servo rotator. The batteries will charge, but robot is otherwise dead to the world.

Once charging is complete, the charger will shut off. The charging dock, however, will be RF-linked to my home automation network (currently under construction). In general, the robot will likely be turned off completely. However, the automation network will be able to send a signal to the servo rotator, and flip the switch on the robot to on, as desired, to send the robot back into action.

This may sound like a
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkinson's_law
type of project, but it's not really. Eg, my roombavac does NOT have an on-off switch, and once it's out of its charger, and just sitting around doing nothing, the battery will go dead in a week or so. You have to remove the battery to prevent this. BIG PITN. I want my robot to not be so dumb as to eat its batteries when not in service. Voila.
Title: Re: I need some help in making a robot vacuum cleaner
Post by: gazmitch on Sep 09, 2018, 05:36 pm
There are plenty of options open i would check for the robot vacuum and see if you can modify and learn from how it vacuums and operates to have with your project, good luck (see Robot vacuum (https://www.vacuumkoo.com/best-robot-vacuum-for-tile-floors/) for example)?
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Title: Re: I need some help in making a robot vacuum cleaner
Post by: sarahpolson on Apr 21, 2019, 01:10 pm
I think you need to first make a copy of the existing robot vacuum cleaner, and then make a new version
Title: Re: I need some help in making a robot vacuum cleaner
Post by: emmaolsen on Aug 16, 2019, 10:17 pm
How about buying a robotic vacuum cleaner first and then you can check how that thing works and create your own or even make improvements in it.  :)

check other vacuums (https://vacuumhub.com/best-vacuum-for-carpet/)