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Where Bot? A 2D/3D Robotics positioning system
September 23, 2019
Stephan Lubbers
  • Maker/Hobbyist
  • Engineer/Professional
Personal Project
OH
United States
  • Two Photos Minimum: one high-resolution photo of your project; one high-resolution photo of you /your team with your project.  Up to ten additional photos encouraged.
  • Two Photos Minimum: one high-resolution photo of your project; one high-resolution photo of you /your team with your project.  Up to ten additional photos encouraged.
  • Two Photos Minimum: one high-resolution photo of your project; one high-resolution photo of you /your team with your project.  Up to ten additional photos encouraged.

Ever since I created a swarm of robots for Circuit Cellar Magazine, Issue #284, I've been looking for a way for small robots to know where they are so that they could "work" together. I need something to work with shorter distances then what GPS can do.
Phase Dock is used as a prototype for determining a 3D position using Bluetooth. I monitor a series of BLE Beacons and compute where I am.
An Arduino UNO and a Bluetooth receiver form the heart of the project. An LCD displays distance and position information. A second Arduino may be used for data collection.
My Phase Dock acts like an electronic Lego set! Since this is a development project, the Phase Dock allows me to insert, move, and remove assorted pieces as I experiment

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