Comments and General Information:
BugBrain is my first robotics project that started with a kit I
purchased off of the Internet. I added
the programming and a Infrared object detection sensor. I brought the
robot to the Atlanta Hobby
Robot Club (AHRC) Robot Rally in May 2004 and won first prize in
the Open competition!
BugBrain started as a kit purchased from Yost Engineering The kit
comes with a processor, development kit, printed circuit board, and
most of the electronic and mechanical parts you see on the robot. I
added the brown daughter board that sits underneath the front of
BugBrain and the eye stalks that give BugBrain vision capabilities.
The vision circuit was designed by AHRC member Dale Heatherington.
I re-programmed the BX-24 processor
from NetMedia to use the vision
circuit and arranged the functionality of the robot into different tasks.
Components and Parts: