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Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets by Kimmo Karvinen, Tero Karvinen

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Chapter 8. Soccer Robot

IN THIS CHAPTER

What You Will Learn

Tools and Parts

Continuous Rotation Servos

Modding a Standard Servo into a Continuous Rotation Servo

Connecting the Arduino to the Bluetooth Mate

Testing the Bluetooth Connection

Building a Frame for the Robot

Programming the Movements

Controlling Movement from a Computer

Steering with an Android Cell Phone

The Accelerometer

An Easier Approach to Bluetooth

Controlling the Robot with Cell Phone Motion

Completing the Soccer Robot

What’s Next?

The audience is cheering; the opposing team has fallen behind. You control your player—a Soccer Robot—by tilting your cell phone in the air like a steering wheel. Stop, kick, and gooooooooooal! This project combines the techniques you’ve ...

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