Arduino ball balancing robot – Update #0
Being recently awed by the idea of a robot that can balance on a ball, I want to attempt to create this type of robot with an arduino.
Here are a few links & videos that I might be referencing/using for inspiration while building this robot:
Here are some of the details of the potential bot: The type of ball the robot will most likely balance on would be either a soccer ball (radius: 11cm) or a basketball (radius: 12.13cm), and its body would be 3D printed to hold the parts together.
The robot would most likely consist of:
– 3 Omni wheels
– 3 Motors (Maybe brushless)
– 3D printed body
– Arduino Microcontroller
– Accelerometer & Gyroscope sensor (Most likely be using MPU6050)
– Li-poly battery
With all this little details stated to get started, I’ll start to design the robot soon. Stay tune for the next update. That’s all for this post.
(P.S. I have created a Github repository on this project. You can check it out here.)
[Update: I currently am quite busy with my school stuff, so I have pushed back this project till a later date to work on. Sorry!]
Write out Main idea
- Design the robot
- Computer (SketchUp)
- Write out Part list
- Purchase components (sensors, wheels, etc.)
- Test out components
- 3D print main body & parts
- Mount components onto body
- Code the bot
- Run it!