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Robot Project
UCSD – Class ECE 20A & B
9/03 – 3/04

This project spanned a total two quarters, the robot was built and developed by a team of two students. The goal of the project was to build a robot such as this, that would follow specific instructions programmed to it through an external remote that would then be plugged into the robot. Once the remote was plugged into the robot and the instructions were downloaded to it, the robot could then be turned on and the instructions executed in the order they were received.

The first quarter of the class consisted of mainly calculating and determining which resistors, capacitors, diodes, and transistors should be used on the robot. For each component a calculation was required to ensure the correct power to the component was applied. Once the right component was determined it was then carefully soldered on to the board.

Instructions the robot could handle were things such as turn right/left, go forward/back, stop, turn on LED, or beep. Going forward and back with the robot was calibrated so that we could would know if we pushed the forward or back button once, how much of a distance the robot would cover.The robot itself was controlled by two AA batteries and one 9v battery.

At the end of the 2nd quarter a competition was held with all student who had finished their robot. The competition consisted of having the robot go through a maze that was layed out on the floor by tape. The robot was not to touch the tape but rather work its way around it to the end. Being successful in the competition and passing it meant that we had passed the class, with the robot assignment at least.

Below you can find some images of the robot and circuit board.

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