How to Build a Model of a Swarm Robot? - Part Three
Robotic Education: Interested in robotics and model-making? Follow these steps to build your own model of a swarm robot. They may not demonstrate the kind of "swarm intelligence" you'd hope to see in a real swarm robotics project, but it can be fun to put them together and watch them swarm around in a bunch. (Part Three)
Step 1: Solder a Infrared receiver diode to a small Servomotor and an Electronic controlled board. You can find these kind of boards from several open source Hardware and Open source Software available online to program each mini receiver boards to your Swarm Bots.
Step 2: Program each robot caring a E.S.C (electronic Speed Controller) with a E.S.C.programing card. These kind of cards have adapters with fittings to the servo, Brush-less or stepper motors, a power source and a connection to a transmitter.
- A programming card has a connection that fits the E.S.C's transmitter input adapter and a USB to program language and Code Instructions to the Swarm Bots.
Step 3: Solder a set of color coded LCD's to the board. You can program your robots to light up a certain color and even behave or move for each different signals you're able to program and command your swarm.
Step 4: Solder an infrared transmitter the same way you connected and programmed an LCD. Now each Swarm-Bot will be capable of communicating with any other robot near enough or within sight of the infrared.