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Rover Video

The rover is the second project of a set of three projects that are included in the “Arduino Engineering Kit Rev 2.” this Arduino kit included a webcam controlled rover and a self balancing motorcycle. All three projects use MATLAB software engineering tools.


The robot used two motors in order to spin its wheels, as well as a servo motor to be able to pick up small objects, such as the block in the video below.


Each of the two motors had encoder which told us both the direction and the speed of the motors by counting the number of revolutions.


After using the kit for a few months, we decided that it wasn't giving us the learning experience that we desired. Most of the code was pre-written, and we wanted to be able to write it from scratch by ourselves. We decided to do this in the next project, which is a motorized Jacobs ladder.