Customize COMB0004 robot

userHead anhn 2012-04-14 21:28:36 10091 Views6 Replies
Dear DFRobot team,

I am a student, major in Computer science and interested in robotics field.
I really want to have a robot to do research in autonomous robot.

I found your robot kit COMB0004 ([url=][/url]) seem suitable for me and want to have one.

But I do have some technical concerns, so I really want you give some advice about it: I want to build a robot that connect directly to a smart phone (iOS or Android is both ok), via cable should be the best, for fast signal sending). The phone will be mounted on the robot to control it. Because I want to use processing power of the phone to run artificial intelligence/computer vision algorithms to give the robot intelligence and autonomous capabiliity. Since I do not have any background in Electrical Engineering/Mechanical E, I really don't know how to do this. Could you give me detail advice: what should I buy, and how to build it? I really appreciate.

Thanks for your attention!


Anh Nguyen
2012-05-25 20:06:43 OK! Thank you very much userHeadPic anhn
2012-05-25 17:49:50 I hope so.

Make sure you place the note about the new romeo in the purchase order, mention my name in the order.

userHeadPic Hector
2012-05-25 17:21:21 Thanks!

So, just the kits and the usb host shield, right?
userHeadPic anhn
2012-05-25 10:22:36 Hi Anhn,

The robot kit includes an arduino micro.

[b]Shipping List[/b][left][font=Arial]ROB0003 - 4WD Mobile Platform (Arduino Controller Supported) (1 unit)[/l]
[/font][list][*][font=Arial][color=#008000]DFR0004 - Romeo-All in one Controller (Arduino Compatible Atmega 328) (1 unit)[/color][/font][*][font=Arial]DFR0107- IR Kit For Arduino (1 unit)[/font][*][font=Arial]FIT0063 - 10 sets M3 * 10 hexagonal standoffs mounting kit (1 unit)[/font][*][font=Arial]SER0020 - DF05BB Standard Servo (5kg) (1 unit)[/font][*][font=Arial]FIT0030 - Jumper Wires 9" F/F Pack of 10 (1 unit)[/font][*][font=Arial]TEL0026 - DFRobot Bluetooth V3 (1 unit)[/font][*][font=Arial]TEL0002 - Bluetooth Adapter Mini (1 unit)[/font][*][font=Arial]SEN0019 - Adjustable Infrared Sensor Switch (3 Units)[/font][*][font=Arial]SEN0001 - URM37 V3.2 Ultrasonic Sensor (1 unit) [/font][*][font=Arial]FIT0006 - URM ultrasound mounting bracket (1 unit)[/font][*][/l]
[font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]When you make the order, just make sure you mention in the notes that they include the new model of Romeo for your order. The new Romeo has the ICSP header adjusted to be compatible with the usb host shield.[/font]

userHeadPic Hector
2012-05-24 23:47:06 Thank for your answer!

As I said, my goal is simple: I use my Android phone, place it on the robot, connect the phone and the robot with cable. The phone will receive data from sensors and camera to make decision (control the robot's actions)

So here are the things I should buy:

1.  Robot kit COMB0004 ([url=][/url])
2. USB Host Shield ([url=][/url])

3. A regular Arduino???

I am little bit confused about the 3rd one. Could you be more specific and add link to the product for me.
As I said, I have no experience in hardware, plz guide me through this. I really appreciate your support.
userHeadPic anhn
2012-04-16 11:07:50 Hi Anh,

You will need a regular Arduino and a [url=]USB Host Shield[/url] to interface the phone with your Arduino. This should be enough to get you started. You can purchase more sensors as you discover what your needs are.  I'm not sure what other goals you might have in mind. But you will need to program your phone and the Arduino to interact with each other. I recommend an Android phone to start since it is much faster and easier to stat with.

Happy Hacking!
userHeadPic Hector