Build Your Own Smart Car: PIKABOT
Everyone loves mobile robot 🙂 This is a mobile robot kit based on Maker UNO (Arduino UNO compatible). You can learn electronics, sensors, microcontrollers, and coding all at once, not to forget having fun too! And it comes with a comprehensively designed box that you can use as the mobile robot base and cover! We called it PikaBot! So enjoy building your smart car!
No Soldering! Just Jumper Wires
The kit comes in loose parts, but we are here to help you build it! Make it! That is digital MAKING! Sure, you will need to assemble it, but there is no soldering needed 🙂 And to make things simpler, the detailed schematic in the Fritzing diagram is printed underneath the box’s cover.
Box = Mobile Robot Base
To further help your digital making journey, there is also a detailed and easy to understand step by step printed guide manual in the package 🙂 The manual will guide you from the beginning when you get the box, unboxing, build and program it!
Line Following with IR Line Module &
Obstacle Avoidance with Ultrasonic Distance Sensor
What can your PikaBot do? It can follow line, simple yet practical navigation that is widely used in AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) and many robot competition. The kit comes with a pair of infrared sensors that you can calibrate/teach it to recognize black and white surfaces. Calibration is fairly straight forward by tuning a potentiometer on the sensor itself. And we have also prepared the sample code to do that!
mBlock Graphical Programming Interface
Now you can program PikaBot with mBlock block-based programmming interface. Check out this tutorial to learn more.
With the beginner-friendly Maker UNO as the controller, everyone can build and program this mobile robot. We have also included
- Dual-channel motor driver – Maker Drive
- Two “TT” brush motor with pre-solder wires
- 4 x AA battery to power the controller and motor
- Of course, it comes with two IR Line Tracking Module for line following
- An Ultrasonic Distance Sensor for obstacle avoidance
- Accessories for the smart car to work 🙂
- Everything is packed in a nicely designed paper box which will be utilized as the base of the mobile robot too
To make life even easier, we have prepared:
- A printed copy of Step by Step Guide for you to build this kit (Softcopy here)
- Sample code for line following, obstacle avoidance and melody in Arduino Sketch in Github (coming soon)
- Video to assemble the robot is in the making, check it out (coming soon)
- Line Following Track – Pika Track for line following:
- Mobile Robot Kit
- Do It Yourself (DIY) mobile robot kit
- No soldering needed, only requires to connect jumper wires 🙂
- Controller: Maker UNO
- Motor Driver: Maker Drive dual-channel DC brush motor driver
- Driven by two TT motor with pre-solder wires
- Power both controller and motor with 4 x AA battery, with battery holder too
- Comes with IR Line Sensor module, for line following
- Open-source example code, free to modify and learn coding
- Panel mount rocker switch as power activation switch
- Panel mount push button as a start button
- The paper box is creatively designed as the container and also body for mobile robot.
- Everything needed is packed in this kit!
- Box Dimension: 127mm x 55mm x 19mm (not including motor shafts and wheels)
- 1 x Maker UNO (Simplifying Arduino for Education)
- 1 x Maker Drive: Dual H-Bridge Motor Driver for Beginner
- 2 x 3 – 6VDC Dual Axis TT Gear Motor (with pre-solder wires)
- 2 x Rubber Wheel for TT Gear Motor (63mm x 15mm)
- 2 x IR Line Tracking Module
- 1 x HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Ranging Module
- 1 x 4xAA Batteries
- 1 x 4xAA battery holder
- 1 x Breadboard Mini (35mmx42mm) – White
- 1 x 40 ways Male to Female Jumper Wire
- 1 x 40 ways Male to Male Jumper Wire
- 1 x USB Micro B cable
- 1 x mBot N20 Vacuum Steel Ball Castor
- 1 x Tiny Phillips Screwdriver – 85mm
- 4 x Bolt M3x25mm
- 4 x M3 Nut
- 1 x CH2 Quick Wiring Terminal Press Type
- 1 x Rocker Switch with wires
- 1 x Push Button with wires
- 14 x Plastic Rivet (M3)
- 2 x Plastic Rivet (M4)
- 1 x PikaBot Track
- 1 x PikaBot Booklet – A step-by-step guide to build & program PikaBot.
- 1 x PikaBot Paper Box
- Softcopy (PDF) of PikaBot Booklet (Hardcopy comes with the kit)
- Arduino sample code
- PikaBot is now programmable with mBlock, a tutorial on Hackster.io. Now you can use block(graphical) programming to program PikaBot.
- CH34X driver (Please ensure the Maker UNO is plug into computer USB port during driver installation)
- Arduino IDE Download
- Maker UNO product page
Last but not least, we’ve designed some expressive PikaBot stickers for Telegram messenger for all you PikaBot lovers! If you are a Telegram user, grab the sticker pack here: https://t.me/addstickers/cytron_pikabot. Have fun!