Resources for the Robotics Challenge


What is Robotics?

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General Robotics Resources

 

General Electronics

Great starting point for understanding differeent aspects of circutis and the practical fundimentals of electrical systems.

http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/education/

 

Motion - Types of locomotion

Angular Motion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp1WbEnPaNc&list=PLBcrWxTa5CS2eHsNXcfdCML4syi7t34p1&index=9

Linear motion- sliders
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySyTBMCptaA&list=PLBcrWxTa5CS2eHsNXcfdCML4syi7t34p1&index=8

Transfer of motion- gears, pulleys, chains 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7Dubw4ZvcY&list=PLBcrWxTa5CS2eHsNXcfdCML4syi7t34p1&index=7

Precision Motion 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We6t-4wmAMU&list=PLBcrWxTa5CS2eHsNXcfdCML4syi7t34p1&index=6

Treads Wheels and Legs Differential drive 
http://www.societyofrobots.com/programming_differentialdrive.shtml

Legs  http://www.electronicsteacher.com/robotics/robotics-technology/mobility.php

Wheels   https://sites.google.com/site/controlandelectronics/robot-wheels

Arms http://www.electronicsteacher.com/robotics/robotics-technology/arms.php

Motors Introduction to dc, stepper, and brushless motors 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCMoILgxK8E&list=PLBcrWxTa5CS2eHsNXcfdCML4syi7t34p1&index=3

DC motors
http://www.societyofrobots.com/actuators_dcmotors.shtml

DC motors
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbi11bCLd_w&index=2&list=PLBcrWxTa5CS2eHsNXcfdCML4syi7t34p1

Introduction to DC, servo, and stepper motors
 http://www.electronicsteacher.com/robotics/robotics-tutorial/beginners-robotics/motors.php

H Bridges for motor control http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H_bridge

Choosing a motor
https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/motors-and-selecting-the-right-one

Body frame types Mechanical structures- discussion of various potential materaials 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3trGND6Hqs&index=5&list=PLBcrWxTa5CS2eHsNXcfdCML4syi7t34p1

Information on various materials 
http://www.societyofrobots.com/materials.shtml

Open Sealed etc. Sensors Robotic sensing 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robotic_sensing

Types of robot sensors http://www.robotplatform.com/knowledge/sensors/types_of_robot_sensors.html

Types of robot sensors http://www.electronicsteacher.com/robotics/robotics-technology/sensors.php

Photoresistors http://www.societyofrobots.com/schematics_photoresistor.shtml

Color sensors http://www.societyofrobots.com/sensors_color.shtml

Accelerometers http://www.societyofrobots.com/sensors_accelerometer.shtml

General http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/tutorials/introduction-129/choosing-sensors-for-your-robot-3254/epage2.html

 

 

Power systems

Power systems https://sites.google.com/site/controlandelectronics/robot-power-systems

Battery Robotics batteries general information http://www.societyofrobots.com/batteries.shtml

Solar panels Fuel Cells Chemical Energy General http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Robotics/Components/Power_Sources

 

Software Basics 

Programming introduction using BasicX http://www.electronicsteacher.com/robotics/robotics-tutorial/beginners-robotics/introduction.php

Introduction to programming loops and conditions http://www.electronicsteacher.com/robotics/robotics-tutorial/beginners-robotics/introduction.php

Sensor specific code etc. Artificial Intelligence Learning http://www.cs.iastate.edu/~cs572/handout6.pdf

http://www.electronicsteacher.com/robotics/robotics-technology/artificial-intelligence.php

Other Introduction to basic hand and power tools for robotics 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQpYAqDr6ng&list=PLBcrWxTa5CS2eHsNXcfdCML4syi7t34p1&index=4

Specialty tools
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR9Uik2LH1U&index=1&list=PLBcrWxTa5CS2eHsNXcfdCML4syi7t34p1

Explanations of basic equations for robot dynamics: displacement and velocity, wheel diameter, torque, motor torque and force, acceleration, robot motor factor, efficiency 

http://www.societyofrobots.com/mechanics_dynamics.shtml

LEDs http://www.societyofrobots.com/electronics_led_tutorial.shtml

 

General Websites to Explore

http://www.electronicsteacher.com/

http://www.societyofrobots.com/

For parts, simple tutorials, etc https://www.sparkfun.com/ (search robotics)

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