I'm a beginner to Arduino. I have played with it a couple of years ago where I built a robot and a game for a project at work, but haven't touched it since.
I have been thinking about ordering some stuff, and are going to do it when I have the list of parts down.
What my goal is to built, is a robot that can move and be extended. I'm thinking via four wheels. I would like to be able to make it autonomous as well as remote controllable, so it would need vision of some sort too and some way to connect to, say, a phone, and then I would like to make it extendable from the start, to be able to later on add functionality to it.
I have looked on the website of a couple of local (to my country) dealers (I live in Denmark) and I have found a few things I think is the right way to start.
First off is a starter kit. The one I think I should order contains the following:
- 1 x Arduino UNO R3
- 1 x USB cable
- 40 x stright single row pinhead connectors 2.54
- 1 x Breadboard
- 75 x wire
- 5 x 10k Ohm resistors 1/4W
- 5 x 2.2K Ohm resistors 1/4 W
- 10 x 220 Ohm resistors 1/4W
- 5 x 330K Ohm resistors 1/4W
- 5 x 100nF polyester capacitors
- 5 x 10nF polyester capacitors
- 3 x 100uF electrolyt capacitors 25Vdc
- 1 x 4,7K Ohm Thermistor
- 1 x 70-100K Ohm LDR photoresistor VT90N2
- 3 x 5mm Red LED
- 1 x 5mm Green LED
- 1 x 5mm Yellow LED
- 1 x 10kilohm Potentiometer
- 2 x BC547B Transistor in TO92 housing
- 1 x Piezo buzzer
- 5 x PCB Pushbutton, 6x6mm
- 2 x 4N35 Optocoupler in DIL-6 housing
- 2 x Tilt sensor
- 1 x Diodes 1N4007
- 1 x MOS Irf520
Then I was thinking I should order an Arduino Proto Shield too. I don't know much about it other than from what I have read it makes it easier to prototype stuff.
Then I need some wheels, a servo motor (I believe), some way to steer the wheels, some kind of vision and some way for the Arduino to be connected to a remote controller or phone or something. I was thinking bluetooth, but I dunno. I'd also need a battery pack, but I have no idea about what a how powerful it should be.
I don't have an elaborate plan. I'm just thinking that I should order a good mix of things so I'm well set in supplies and don't have to go order stuff every other day because I don't have the parts.
Would be cool if someone knows of a guide or some texts about building a vehicle with an Arduino, vision, remote controlling and so forth, and could hook me up with it.