Programming the 2020 Bot

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

2020 Bot Wiring

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:

2020 Bot Resources

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.

2020 Bot Parts from China

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 […]