Listen to my cover of song Hai Apna Dil To Awara
Lets make a High Current power supply with LM317 Voltage Regulator which can supply upto 5 Amp. LM317 is one of the oldest, most used and wonderful linear voltage regulators. I personally love this IC (yes, it’s not a transistor) a lot, not because it server it purpose well, but because it’s cheap, easy and never disappoints you while making a regulated DC power supply. In this blog we will make a High Current power supply with LM317 Voltage Regulator and a couple of Power Transistors
Let’s make an Obstacle avoiding Robot. In this brief tutorial I will show how to build a perfect obstacle avoiding (run-away) robot using Arduino. I have used an Ultrasonic sensor mounted on a Servo Motor and a motor Shield for this project. The motor driver is Adafruit Motor Shield. This single shield is capable of controlling upto 4 DC motos and 1 servo motor simultaneously. Download link for the Arduino Robot Project Code (Arduino Sketch along with the required libraries) is available below. In this tutorial, I have not highlighted the instructions to setup the Robotic chassis along with BO Motors, Caster Wheel, Arduino Board etc. Rather I have concentrated on the how to extend the circuits to make it usable, connect the circuits and write the Arduino Sketch to make the Motors rotate by sensing the distance from Obstacles. When I created my first Arduino based Obstacle avoiding Robot, I was pretty much done with the mechanical connection, before getting stuck into the circuitry and programming. These were the 2 areas, where I struggled a lot and had to refer multiple tutorials to get a complete road-map. Here I will try to address those problems, which are often encountered by Newbies.