Project Hercules

In this series of articles we’re going to build the “4WD Hercules Mobile Robotic Platform” from Seeed and Robot Shop.

This robot features knobby tires, solid construction and powerful motors!

Checkout this animation of Hercules moving a heavy bottle of water:

http://www.robotshop.com/media/files/images2/4wd-hercules-mobile-robotic-platform-6-large.gif

4wd-hercules-mobile-robotic-platform_1In addition to building the basic kit, we’re going to add:

  • Arduino DUE control for extra processing power
  • Infrared remote control
  • Infrared sensors for near object detection
  • Ultrasonic sensors for long range object detection
  • Line tracking sensors
  • Wireless networking

It’s going to be an exciting class this fall!

Follow the links below and we’ll get started:

Parts List

Host Computer Setup

Part 1 – Assemble Chassis & Install Motors

Part 2 – Install Controller & Battery

Part 3 – Motor Checkout & Wheels

Part 4 – IR Sensors & Remote Control

 

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