Some projects related
to robotics, electronics,
PLC and Arduino programming...
Robotics & Programming
" Little collection of my hardware works. "
Home-built car remote controlled via Bluetooth with smartphone. The car is constructed from metal and plastic pieces, one servo-motor used for steering and another DC motor for drive wheels. Whole device is powered by two separated battery packs. All is controlled by Arduino Uno programmed in C++. On top of Arduino is stacked Motor Shield used to control the speed and direction of the drive motor. The goal of this project was to create RWD car powerful enough to drift on wooden floor. I wanted to use it for analyzing drifting physics which I'm programming for racing computer game.
This machine is able to rotate the solar panel towards the sun during whole day, so the effectivity of electricity production is at maximum. Whole machine is controlled by PLC device, which processes data from light sensors and controls servo motors used for panel orientation. The generated electricity is stored in lead-acid battery, which powers other components. There are also 12 and 24 V outputs intended for powering various electrical appliances. For interaction with user is used HMI touch panel. My contribution to whole setup was PLC programming and computer simulation. This project was sponsored by Volkswagen and made by small team from my high-school SOŠ Stará Turá.