Video: Creating an ATtiny robot family

A Maker by the name of “shlonkin” has created a number of mini autonomous vehicles capable of perceiving the world with sensors and adjusting their behavior accordingly.

According to HackADay’s Brian Benchoff, all the ‘bots are powered by Atmel’s versatile ATtiny85 microcontroller (MCU).

In addition, the uber-mini ‘bots are equipped with a small battery, two motors, at least one phototransistor and an LED.

“One robot has left and right eyes pointing down, and can act as a line follower. Another has a group of LEDs around its body, allowing it to signal other bots in all directions,” Benchoff explained.

“The goal of the project is to create a whole series of these tiny robots capable of interacting with the environment and each other.”

Interested in learning more? You can check out the project’s official page on HackADay here.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s