bigbro upgrade

This time I added the Solarbotics L298 Compact Driver Kit, the car is now much more powerfull and it is very cool to drive.

In the photo you can see a proto shield where I connected the Xbee, the motor and servo and the LEDS, than the L298N board and a 6v voltage regulator.

I added a small video with some “stunts”  :)

(I´m using the G-Remote to drive this beast!)  :D

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I love the way it looks in the night

While playing with the digital camera I have found that it performs nice light trails:

bigbro

After completing the new motor driver board, now I feel ready to continue with the development of this bot..

For now it´s just remote controlled, but it will have some intelligence soon.
I will try to add microphones and use them as sound sensors. If I add for example 4 microphones, one on each side of the bot I could detect where does the sound come from and make it move in that direction, then add a couple of distance sensors to avoid obstacles..

My living room seems to be too small to drive this bot..

see it on MAKE :]