Rino il robottino

After the experience with Dino I decided to start developing a new, more complex, robot useful for different categories of robotic contests. This one is composed by different, specialized boards, each one with its own task, managed by a "main" board that decides the behavior of the robot.
The descriptions will be specialized as well on each part of the system and they will be added time by time, as soon other boards will be developed.

This project, still in an early stage, participated in:
Circuit Cellar / Microchip 16 bit Embedded Control Design Contest "Put Your Creativity to the Test"
obtaining a distinctive exellence award: WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT

This project was described in a two article series on Circuit Cellar magazines #224 and #225 (March and April 2009 issues). Articles replicated also on a chinese specialized site: Part 1 and Part 2.

The Sensors board description was published on Circuit Cellar magazine #236 (March 2010 issue) and the PSoC tone detection board on Circuit Cellar magazines #256 and #257 (November and December 2011 issues)
Robot evolutions
a gallery of the time by time evolutions for Rino

Basic platform



A step by step description on how to realize in a simple way a professional looking, multi-use robotic platform


  Block Diagram  
  dsNavCon Board  
  Power Supply  
  NewPower Supply  


the susbsystem that takes care of the
movements of the robot

  Remote Console  
  Remote Console evolution  
  Remote Console more evolutions  
  Remote Console usage  
  Latest versions  
  Detailed documentation  


  More on dsNavCon33
the evolution using a new version
of dsPIC

Sensors Board

  Sense of Smell  
  Sense of Sight  
  Sense of Touch  
  Sense of Hearing  
  Sense of Direction  
  Sense of Taste  
  Another kind of
Sound Sensor


The senses of the robot
  dsNav communication
  Protocol Description  
  Tx - Rx examples  
  Commands Descr: Service  
  Commands Descr: Nav. Settings  
  Commands Descr: Nav. Read  
  Commands Descr: Const. Settings  
  Commands Descr: Sensors  
  Console Commands: Main  
  Console Commands: Config  
  Console Commands: Sequencer  
  Console Commands: Details  




Performing tests to calibrate odometry  
RTC Robo Tolomeo Cup
updated on 27-11-2011
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