WACCO III by Bob Stull

                            
        
                              WACCO III Robot

     Dual-motor driven programmable Robot capable of interacting with
     it's environment. Control is provided by a Parallax Basic 2 Stamp 
     mounted on a BASIC Stamp Activity Board.

     Specifications:
          1. Herbach & Rademan - Herbug Robot 
               9" diameter plastic base
               Dual motor gear assembly
               Bumper micro-switch
               4" Wheels
          2. Parallax BS2-IC Stamp
               PBASIC2 Interpreter
               2048-Byte EEPROM
               20MHz Resonator
               5V Regulator
               PC Serial Interface
               16 User I/O Pins
          3. Parallax BASIC Stamp Activity Board
               4 Pushbuttons/LEDs
               Speaker
               Potentiometer
               BS2-IC Socket
               Strip header for I/O access
          4. Lynxmotion, Inc Infrared Proximity Detector 
               Infrared detector
               5V Regulator
               Strip header for I/O access
          5. Mondo-tronics Mini Dual H-Bridge Motor Drive 
               6V Max/300ma
               TTL Compatible
               4 Darlington pairs
               Strip header for I/O access
          6. 4ea. 1 1/2V AA Batteries (Motors)
          7. 1ea. 9V Battery (Controller)

     Program:
     The BASIC Stamp is a microcontroller developed by Parallax, Inc.
     which is easily programmed using a form of the BASIC programming 
     language. It is called a "Stamp" simply because it is close to  
     the size of an average postage stamp. Since the Basic stamp is 
     programmable using a computer the actual program sequence is up 
     to the designer.

     In the example linked to this page WACCO III is programmed to:
     1. Navigate through a maze or obstacle course for 2 min.
     2. Pause 2 sec.
     3. Play a random tune (1 of 4).
     4. Pause 2 sec.
     5. Spin in tight circle for 3 sec.
     6. Pause 2 min.
     7. Repeat from #1.

     Web Site:  http://gw.pct.edu/homepage/staff/rstull/robots/wacco3.htm


Email: bstull@csrlink.net


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