Curious about controlling a Robot with a smartphone, you have come to the right place. Learn the basic concept and programming required to design a fully functional Arduino Robot. For this course, you will need the simplest but the most powerful and advanced Micro-Controller board called the Arduino UNO and Bluetooth along with some basic electronics components.
Fundamentals of Robotics
Robotics is fundamentally a branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots. It is a powerful tool to understand the basic concepts of Computer Science, Mechanical engineering, and Electronics engineering. This Arduino robot course will use a simplified version of C++ language for programming our Robot using the Arduino IDE.
Course Content and Overview
This course is designed for students interested in controlling an Arduino Robot with Android smartphones. No coding experience is required; all you need is an Arduino, Bluetooth, some low-cost hardware and electronics components for building the Robot. We will start from the basics of Arduino programming and then move to higher topics.
Basics of Arduino
In this course, you will first understand the basics of Arduino and then we will look at Arduino installation & setting up Arduino with your Computer or Laptop
Construction of Robot
After understanding the basics of Arduino next we will construct our Arduino Robot. All the components required for building this Robot are mentioned in Section 2
Time Control Robot
In the Time Control Robot section, you will first understand the working of Motors Driver and how to control 2 motors using a single motor driver.
We will then write the Arduino program so that the robot moves in the following direction for a specific period
- Axial Left
- Axial Right
- Radial Right
- Radial Left
Serial Communication is essential for sending and receiving data between Electronic hardware devices. We will use Serial Communication to control Led’s, Potentiometer sensor and the Arduino Robot.
In this section, you will learn to read analog values from sensors and display them on the Serial Monitor. You will also write (send data) values from PC to Arduino.
Android OS has taken the world by storm after its inception nearly 10 years back. One of the major benefits of owning an Android smartphone is the ability to use it as a Remote Control for controlling Robots and other Electronics devices.
In this course, we will design 5 Android Applications using a tool called AppInventor2. AppInventor2 is a Graphical Programming Software using which even a nonprogrammer can design amazing Android apps in a matter of minutes.
Controlling Arduino Robot using Android Smartphone
We will create 3 android applications for controlling the Arduino and each application works in a different manner
In the Smart bot android app we will create 5 buttons (Forward, Backward, Left, Right and Stop). When the user clicks on any of the buttons the Robot will move in that particular direction.
In the AceleroControl Robot android app, we will use the accelerometer sensor from the android smartphone to control the Robot. So when the user tilts the forward direction the Robot will move forward, when the Smartphone is kept flat the Robot will Stop. Similarly, by pointing the smartphone in the direction you can control the direction of the Arduino Robot.
In the Voice Control Robot, we will move our Robot in a different direction by giving voice inputs
Who is the target audience?
- Students interested in controlling a arduino Robot with an Android Smartphone
- Arduino Lovers who want to move beyond the basics of LED Blink
- Students from Mechanical, Electronics, Electrical, Computer Science, Robotics background are perfectly ideal for this course
Smartphone Control Robotics using Arduino and Android Course
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