by Michael McRoberts

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Project 30 – Line Following Robot

Now that you know how to control the two motors or your robot base using a motor shield, you are going to put those skills to good use! In this project, you are going to build a robot that is capable of detecting and following a black line drawn on a floor. This kind of robot is still used today in factories to ensure the robot keeps to a set path across the factory floor. They are known as Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs).

Parts Required

For this project, you will need a small lightweight robot base. These can be purchased ready-made or in kit form. Or you can build one from scratch (much more fun). Make sure the wheels are geared so that they rotate much slower than the motor because the robot must be able ...

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