FAU Robotics

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All of the final presentation Videos have been uploaded… Check under Student Works

Sample Chessboard Layout courtesy of McKinnley Workman

Mockup of the game we plan to build. Coasters are robotic platforms, red cones at the four corners are beacons, and the students are using Android smart phones to make the chess moves.

Video Courtesy of Dr. Masory. Current Robotic project, Spider Mine Detector (Click Me)

When a button is pressed in the program an ASCII character is sent from the bluetooth of the phone to the BlueSmirf Bluetooth module hooked up to the Arduino Board using the serial port.

The Upgraded Android Bluetooth Remote written by Brian Chamba.

The directions send numbers 1-8 starting from the top and working around clockwise.  The speed sends s, m, f for slow medium and fast.  The x,y, z buttons send x y z.  The only buttons that send data continuously while held are the directional buttons.  In order to control how often a message is sent when the button is being held, you will see i have timer % 10 for the directional buttons.

Screenshot of Bluetooth remote on Android 2.1 phone.

Download SampleBluetooth code

Sample Bluetooth Robot Control code
written By Joseph Gundel
not all buttons from remote implemented

Download  Sample Bluetooth Arduino Robot Code

if (inChar==’2′)  //Forward Right

I just recently got our first prototype robot working with Blue tooth. Thanks to Brian Chamba’s previous Blue Tooth morse code program.  Next we need to convert the Arduino C to AVR C and assembly to save room on chip. -Joe