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nickgammon

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.

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JimboZA


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.
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Madni

The  college allow us to take help of any one  XD

PaulS


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.
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JimboZA

#19
Oct 15, 2014, 06:08 pm Last Edit: Oct 15, 2014, 06:35 pm by JimboZA Reason: 1
A project of this complexity, from a starting point of zero, is absurd.

And by tomorrow week?.....
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oric_dan

#20
Oct 19, 2014, 07:24 am Last Edit: Oct 19, 2014, 09:33 am by oric_dan Reason: 1


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.

nickgammon

This one does the opposite of finding its charging point:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fXN7x7a5So
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oric_dan

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.

sumsar

This post might be able to help you: http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-vacuum-floor-cleaner/

However, why doing you just buy a top rated robot vacuum cleaner instead (see http://www.vacuumtop.com/ for example)? It doesn't make sense to make one yourself.

JimboZA

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.
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jpauls

Hello!

If you want to know more about the features and related specifications in making a robotic vacuum cleaner, see http://anandtech.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. :)

jonathanaverett

Helllo!
Something you know at http://automotivespaces.com/. Hope you have more inforation.

gazmitch

#27
Sep 09, 2018, 05:28 pm Last Edit: Sep 09, 2018, 06:00 pm by gazmitch
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/

However, why doing you just buy a top rated robot vacuum cleaner instead (see 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.

gazmitch

#28
Sep 09, 2018, 05:36 pm Last Edit: Sep 09, 2018, 06:04 pm by gazmitch
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 for example)?
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sarahpolson

I think you need to first make a copy of the existing robot vacuum cleaner, and then make a new version

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