Remote Control Rock, Talk, and Roll ActivityBot

Level: Beginner
Hours to Complete: 3
Skills Required: C Programming, building circuits on a breadboard

With its multi-core Propeller brains, this ActivityBot can play music or talk while driving, or change direction while talking, while at the same time decoding IR remote signals and monitoring for collisions with obstacle-detecting touch-whisker sensors.  No coding interrupts required! 

But if you accidentally drive your robot into an object, be prepared for your ActivityBot to feel it!  If the whiskers detect contact, the ActivityBot will jump back and say "Ouch!" then sit still, quietly, until you are ready to drive it more carefully.

This project is easy to customize with your own WAV files or with other types of sensors.  Or for more of a group challenge, build a walled maze and use it for a driving skill contest!

 

What's Needed:

(1) Built and tested ActivityBot robot (#32500)
(1) veho360 speaker (#900-00018)
(1) ActivityBot Speaker Bracket Kit (#725-32905)
(1) Universal IR Remote (#020-00001)
Optional (not provided) - microSD/USB card adapter

You will also be using these items that are included in the ActivityBot Kit:
(2) Whisker wires
(2) 3-pin headers
(2) 10 kΩ resistors (brown-black-orange)
(3) 220 Ω resistors (red-red-brown)
(1) IR reciever
(1) microSD card
(1) piezo speaker - optional but a good idea
(misc) jumper wires