Our Hackers Group at CoderDojo Athenry made great progress last week on Project SABRE (Small Autonomous Battling Robotic Entities), in which two teams (Team DJARS and Team MEASAM) are building battlebots to compete with each other.
Here is a first test of the driving and steering of one of the bots, operated via a 2.4 GHz remote control with DSM2 protocol and an LemonRX receiver interfaced with an Arduino:
(The two teams worked together on the driving/steering code, which they will share.)
Team MEASAM’s bot has a flipper weapon, and they managed to get the actuator operating via the remote control last weekend also:
Meanwhile, Team DJARS have been working on their vertical spinner/grinder, which they are now controlling via a relay switch using the remote control also:
This project is proving to be a great and engaging learning experience!