Saturday, May 19, 2018

Assemble Elegoo Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT Step 2: Assemble The Legs

Last week the great folks from Elegoo sent me a  Cool new Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT .
The Robot is not yet for sale, and I have received one of the very first robot kits.

I already posted:

Unboxing Video
Step 1: Assemble The Feet, and Install the Servos controlling them

Here is the second Assembly Video - Assemble The Legs


I am preparing the rest of the Assembly videos and will post them in the following days. I have also started mapping the Robot's functionality in Visuino, and hope to have improved support in few days.
After that I will try to make some Visuino tutorials for the Robot.

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino #Elegoo #Robot #PenguinBot

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Assemble Elegoo Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT Step 1: Assemble The Feet, and Install the Servos controlling them

Last week the great folks from Elegoo sent me a  Cool new Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT .
The Robot is not yet for sale, and I have received one of the very first robot kits.

I already posted Unboxing Video for it, and promised Assembly videos.
Here is the first Assembly Video - Assemble The Feet, and Install the Servos controlling them


I am preparing the rest of the Assembly videos and will post them in the following days. I have also started mapping the Robot's functionality in Visuino, and hope to have improved support in few days.
After that I will try to make some Visuino tutorials for the Robot.

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino #Elegoo #Robot #PenguinBot

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Just received new cool Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT from Elegoo for the Visuino development, and posted Unboxing video :-)

This week I received another Cool Penguin-Bot Arduino Robot KIT from Elegoo donated for the Visuino development :-).
This is a brand new Elegoo product, and I received one of their very first sets.

Here is the unboxing video:

This is how the assembled robot looks like:



And some pictures of the box and what is included:



I hope you will enjoy the video :-).
I have already assembled it and plan to start programming it with Visuino :-) .
I will be posting Assembly videos shortly, so stay tuned!

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino #Elegoo #Robot #PenguinBot

Monday, May 14, 2018

Pictures from the Arduino Day organized by Hackerspace LA at Toolbox Los Angeles last Saturday

Last Saturday I was presenting Visuino  at the Arduino Day event organized by Hackerspace LA and hosted at Toolbox LA :-)
Here is more information about the event as well as plenty of pictures of me presenting:


https://www.facebook.com/pg/HackerspaceLA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2033933413600591

Here are also some pictures that I took from the event:

Unpacking my Robots for the show:


All my toys and Visuino:


The Hackerspace LA display area and toys:

Programming Cell Phone Arduino Shields presented by Alex Fraga:

The gathering crowd:


No Arduino event is complete without Food, Coffee and Refreshments:


Jorge Cornejo from Hackerspace LA presenting Arduino:

Some of the participants with their cool projects and heated discussions:



Toolbox LA is really a great place for makers, and startups!

Here are more pictures of the event, including pictures of me doing my Visuino presentation:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/HackerspaceLA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2033933413600591

It was a great event, and I am looking forward to meet the Hackerspace Los Angeles people again :-)

#Visuino #Arduino #arduinoday2018

Cheers,
  Boian






Sunday, May 13, 2018

Improve Elegoo Arduino Smart Car Robot KIT 2.0: Swap the Motor Control Wires to use Infrared Remote

A while ago the great folks at Elegoo sent me a beautiful Robot Kit Version 1.0.
I already posted Assembly Instructions, and some tutorials on programming it.
Since then Elegoo introduced a newer and simpler to assemble 2.0 version, and the Elegoo folks sent me this really beautiful Smart Car Robot KIT Version 2.0 donated for the Visuino development.

I already posted:

Unboxing video
Step 1: Assembling the Motors.
Step 2: Installing the Motors on the Chassis
Step 3: Installing the Motor Driver Board
Step 4: Installing the Line Following Sensors
Step 5: Installing the Arduino Board and the Sensors Shield
Step 6: Installing  the Infrared Remote Receiver Module

Step 7: Installing the Battery Box on the Chassis
Step 8: Installing the Servo turning the Ultrasonic Ranger
Step 9: Assemble the Ultrasonic Ranger
Step 10: Installing the Ultrasonic Ranger on the Servo
Step 11: Installing the Standoffs/Spacers on the Chassis
Step 12: Start Connecting The Cables between the sensors, and the boards
Step 13: Join the 2 layers of the Chassis together, and connect the rest of the cables
Step 14: Installing the Wheels
Step 15: Installing the Batteries
Step 16: Installing the HC-06 Bluetooth Module
Step 17: Tidy Up The Cables
Step 18: Center The Servo

I posted all the assembly instructions. The robot however has a small design problem that was fixed in Version 3 of the KIT. When using the Infrared Remote Receiver, the speed of one side of the motors can't be controlled.
There is however very easy fix for this that can be made in less than a minute, and here I am posting video on how to do it yourself - Swap the Motor Control Wires to use Infrared Remote :





I have also posted tutorials for assembling the even better Version 3 of the robot, and soon will be posting some more tutorials for all the versions, so stay tuned ;-)

Cheers,
  Boian

#Visuino #Arduino #Elegoo #Robot