Adafruit will not be shipping orders Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 22, 2018. Expedited orders placed after 11am ET Wednesday November 21 will go out Friday November 23.
0

Make Your Own Arduino Nano Mouse

Create your own Arduino based robot capable of navigating a maze with Michael Backus’ free online tutorials

At the beginning of the 2012-2013 academic year, I started kicking around the idea of building a dirt cheap differential drive robot using an Arduino as the controller. I passed the idea on to a few friends, one of which passed it on to another friend who happened to be working on a similar project. A few weeks later I received an email from Michael Britt-Crane, who laid out many of the details for the robot described below.

My eventual goal is to create robots that cost less than $100 capable of competing in what I call “Smart Sumo” and Micromouse. I call it a Nano Mouse because it’s about the size of a Micromouse robot, but uses an Arduino Nano microcontroller. While these robots will never be competitive when pitted against their more expensive counterparts, I hope they open the door to people who are interested in learning about robotics, but can’t afford expensive kits. I also hope they open the door to the large number of hobbyists that enjoyed playing with the Lego Mindstorms sets, but are now ready to advance their knowledge.

The Nano Mouse is constructed using a couple continuous rotation servo motors from Parallax, a small bread board, an Arduino Nano, and some sort of power supply. Because the microcontroller is mounted directly on a breadboard, it’s easy to quickly integrate a variety of electronics components. I plan to use the flexibility provided by the bread board to attach a variety of sensors as well as a Bluetooth module.

Full Tutorial


Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Join 8,700+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython – Python on Microcontrollers is here!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — Bill Gross’s 7 lessons to help you and your business succeed

Wearables — Emphasize the light

Electronics — = != ==.

Biohacking — The Exercise Connection to Ketones and BDNF

Python for Microcontrollers — Python powers costumes, and community @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF #Python

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.