- Bit-zeeeeeeeeeee (long version)
- Parts for Bit-zee and It-zee
- Tools for Bit-zee and It-zee
- Planning and propulsion
- Wheel mounts and fenders
- Component mounting holes
- Battery wires
- Power wires and on/off switch
- Motor controller functions
- Motor controller
- Motor controller connections
- Arduino connections
- Digital camera connections
- Digital camera connections II
- 5 volt power distribution board
- Digital recorder/player connections
- Power connector for the Arduino
- Prototype board
- Motor controller connection to Arduino
- Camera connection to the Arduino
- Bumper switches
- LED eyes
- IR sensor
- Chassis modifications
- Camera wiring update
In this video we take a quick a look at some of the parts we used to make Bit-zee. Although we highly recommend you create your own Bit-zee using parts from products that people would otherwise throw away. Created by Karl Wendt.
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- Does the type of arduino matter?(3 votes)
- can we create this robot w/out solder? thnx, 4ironman(3 votes)
- At2:13, what's an arduino?(1 vote)
- An Arduino is a multi-functioning chip that processes information and allows you to program it on your computer. It's a neat device really. For some experiments you can visit Autodesk's website and they have a branch for creating boards with components such as these.(2 votes)
- Where can you get an ardwino?(2 votes)
- Also, Radio Shack and Amazon.com both have them available. When looking for parts for a class, I think I found Amazon.com to be the best price (~$22).(1 vote)
- Could a class do this?And is it even a good idea to have one do it?(2 votes)
- I think a class could if you explained everything simply to elementary students. Middle school, high school, and college students would probably need less explanations. It would most likely inspire students to become inventors or a scientist. That is why it would be a good idea.(2 votes)
- can you do this in two weeks or about a month?(2 votes)
- How much does all of this cost?(1 vote)
- Hello Sharva,
Depends how you do it. New parts can get expensive. Salvaged parts from old appliances and broken toys are nearly free.
When I started out in electronics I truly enjoyed tearing things apart to see what was inside. Perhaps you could do the same.
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- The L298N motor driver modules look different when I google them. Do I specifically have to use the Solarbotics L298 Compact Motor Driver Kit? Or can I use other L298N ones?(1 vote)
- Does anybody have an idea of the approximate cost of the parts necessary for this project, assuming one doesn't just have any of them lying around but needs to buy everything new?(2 votes)
- Depends where you live, robot part are about twice as expensive in Australia then they are in America. You're probably looking at $40. (he might tell you in another video).(2 votes)
- how much will it cost to make one(1 vote)
- It actually depends on what things you use. I don't really know how much it actually costs, though.(1 vote)
OK. This is all our parts all laid out for the Bit-zee bot, the things that you'll need to make one. Now you can make yours out of a broad variety of things, and we highly recommend that you do that. The only thing that you really have to have is the Arduino. Everything else you can switch out for other things. You can use different types of batteries. You can use different motors, et cetera. I'm going to go through what I've got here and where the products came from, or where the parts came from, I should say. And then we're going to start to put a Bit-zee together on this board so you can see how it's all wired up. But if you don't happen to have two hair dryers that you can take apart, you can either go and buy two electric motors and get some wheels for them. Or there's a variety of things you can do to solve that problem. So again, these are two motors from our hair dryer. You can see the hair dryer blower fan there. And underneath that is a sheet of Lexan. It's a stiff plastic that's really resilient. And that sheet of Lexan, it's easy to machine. You can drill holes in it and do stuff like that. So it's going to be used for mounting some of our devices. And you can get that at a hardware store for a few dollars. And this is a universal remote, and it can be gotten at Target for around $8. And we're going to use that to control our Bit-zee bot. And then we've got some electrical tape and different 22-gauge wire. And then we have some solder here. We'll use that to make our solder connections. Just like if you saw the video for the motor controller, it was used to solder that together. And this is a motor controller, which will allow us to control the speed and direction of our motors. And this is our Arduino. It's our microprocessor that we can plug into-- I should say a microcontroller that we can plug into our computer and download code to it to get the motor controller and other things to function the way we want them to. So this is a breadboard, and it's used for prototyping. And we're going to show you how to wire it up and how to connect different electronic components to that. And this is our digital recording module, and it's for basically recording sounds and playing them back. And we're going to use the Arduino to trigger that so that when the little bot drives around it can make some sounds. Of course, these are just double-A batteries, and they're going to go in this battery holder. The double-As are 1.5 volts. But when we connect them in series together, they're going to be 12 volts. So that'll be great for powering our motors, because they want to run on a higher voltage than 1.5. And so we have our different transistors here that we're going to use to do some switching in our circuits. And we've got some three-color LED and some screws and nuts and then a bunch of resistors. And these are 330 ohm, 10K ohm, 220 ohm. We'll go into the details on that kind of stuff later. And then I have some of the board of our alarm clock radio, so we're going to use some components off of that board. And we've got our coffee maker here. Or I should say our coffee carafe; it's just the holder for the coffee. And we're going to use some of the components on this for the Bit-zee. And then we have some-- over here you can see some zip ties. And so we also have an-- we're going to need a infrared sensor for the Bit-zee. And that infrared sensor will be used for sensing from the remote control. And so it looks like this, and we'll have one of those as well.