So you want to build a robot?

583a0cfd3e0ec851166c5c6fa5e506a5?s=47 Raquel Vélez
November 15, 2013

So you want to build a robot?

A guide to building BatBot, pretty much the best semi-autonomous robot ever made in 2013 by rockbot ;-)

Given at CascadiaJS on 11/15/2013

GitHub repo: https://github.com/rockbot/batbot

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Raquel Vélez

November 15, 2013
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  1. So you want to build a robot? Brought to you

    by @rockbot
  2. Mobile R&D

  3. Recap

  4. You <3 JS

  5. Node + Robots = NodeBots You <3 JS

  6. Node + Robots = NodeBots You <3 JS YOU can

    build robots!
  7. Let’s build a robot together

  8. What is a robot?

  9. Remote Controlled

  10. Semi-autonomous Remote Controlled

  11. Semi-autonomous Remote Controlled Autonomous

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  13. GOAL:

  14. Step 1: Hardware

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  17. Sensors

  18. Quality Price Difficulty Stereo Camera Pair ++++ $$ !!! LADAR/

    LIDAR ++(+) $$$$ ! SONAR + $ !
  19. Quality Price Difficulty Stereo Camera Pair ++++ $$ !!! LADAR/

    LIDAR ++(+) $$$$ ! SONAR + $ !
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  29. TOTAL COST Arduino UNO $30 BOE Bot Robotics Shield Kit

    for Arduino $135 Maxbotix Ultrasonic Rangefinder - LV-EZ2 $25 Standard servo - TowerPro SG-5010 $15 Sparkfun XBee Shield, XBee Explorer USB $50 2 XBee Pro Wire Antennae $75 PS3 Dualshock Controller $45 Glue Gun & Glue Sticks $10 Cables, resistors, batteries, jumper wires, etc $25 TOTAL $410
  30. Step 2: Software

  31. johnny-five

  32. XBee Wireless

  33. PS3 Dualshock Controller

  34. Logic

  35. DEMO TIME

  36. YOUR TURN!

  37. Raquel Vélez @rockbot http://rckbt.me raquel@saucelabs.com https://github.com/rockbot/batbot