Once you’ve built your 2020 Bot and played around with it a bit, the next step is writing your own programs. The 2020 Bot uses an Arduino Nano micro controller. A simple web search will turn up plenty of references. Here’s a good link to get you started: Official Nano Getting Started guide from Arduino: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/ArduinoNano
Here is a hookup diagram and a wiring checklist to go along with the 2020 Bot video instructions. The diagram has a couple breadboard locations that are different than what are called out in the video and checklist, but they are functionally equivalent. Click on each image to download PDF versions:
Here are examples of Remote Control and Autonomous modes of the Demo program in the 2020 Bot Library. Remote Control: Autonomous:
I will be giving build demos of the 2020 Bot at Maker Faire! http://makerfaire.com/bay-area/ http://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/60008/ At least once an hour, I’ll pick a volunteer from the attendees to build a 2020 Bot. The lucky volunteer will get to keep the robot after they build it! The catch is, they need to hang out at my […]
The 2020 Bot project is really starting to develop, and it will eventually have a dedicated site. For now, I’ve added a 2020 Bot Resources menu to the blog. You’ll definitely want to check out my project posts along with the resources.
I’ve been using the 3.0 version Arduino Nano on the 2020 Bot, which replaces usual FTDI USB to Serial converter with the less expensive CH340G.
Very rough video instructions are now available on my YouTube channel.
A PDF template for the 2020 Bot can be found here. Source code for the 2020 Bot can be found here. Read more for the parts list…
This week I received a box full of possible 2020 Bot parts direct from China. For this order, my goals were to evaluate supplier quality and get an idea on shipping volumes, weights, and costs. I’m seriously considering whether or not it makes sense to offer 2020 Bot kits, or just provide instructions and let everyone fend […]
Experiments continue on the 2020 Bot! The robot on the left was built using the ubiquitous 28BYJ-48 geared stepper motors and ULN2003 drivers. The robot on the right uses the famous yellow gearboxes plus brush motors with an L9110S dual motor driver board. Which one should I use for the 2020 Bot?