Learning C Programming Language, Embedded Programming, Atmel Atmega8 Microcontroler, Cross Compilation, Serial Programming (Firmware modification), Robotics, Control..
The kit comes with some comprehensive examples that will guide you through the building simple programs, compiling them on the PC and transfering them to the robot. The robot will then react to its sensory data and take you through to advanced understanding of robotics and control.
Included Manual's Table of Contents: (download complete manual )
Chapter 1 Introduce MicroCamp : ATmega8 Activity kit
Chapter 2 Development software for MicroCamp robot kit
Chapter 3 C programming development for MicroCamp kit with AVR Studio and WinAVR C-compiler
Chapter 4 Library and Function of C programming
Chapter 5 Operator of WinAVR C-compiler
Chapter 6 Library and Specific commands in the MicroCamp robot kit
Chapter 7 Building a robot with MicroCamp kit (download Chapter 7 )
-- Activity 1 - Basic movements
-- Activity 2 - Object detection and collision
-- Activity 3 - Line tracking
Learn the basic operations of writing a program, compiling and programming the microcontroler using the serial cable.
|Activity 1-2: Circular movement|
Learn the principles of differential drive
|Activity 1-3: Square shaped
Learn how to get the robot to react to pressing and depressing switch on-board the controler board. (C code example shown)
|Activity 2-1: Collision
Learn how to identify collision and make the robot circumvent basic obstacles. (C code example shown)
|Activity 3-2: Move Along Black
Learn how to interpret the infrared sensors beneath the robot in order to identify where the black line is and keep its track.
|Microcamp board with
PX-400 Programmer - Transfer compiled code from PC to robot
CX-4 Serial cable
ZX-Switch - switch on/off sensor
ZX-IR reflector - Infra-red sensor helps in identifying black dark vs. lighted surfaces
Spacers and fasteners for building options
Mechanical brackets for mounting optional sensors
CD-ROM containing software and Documentation.
|PX-400 Serial In-System Programmer (ISP). Used for transfering compiled firmware code form the PC to the embedded Atmega8 microcontroler.|
Board - including the ATMEGA8 microprocessor, power switch
and LED, ISP connector, 5 I/O connectors with power, ground, and data
pins, a reset switch plus 2 option switches, an option LED, and 2 motor
outputs with indicator LED's.
!!BONUS!!Sound detection module detects sound pressure applied to Condenser Microphone. Output voltage 0 to +5V varies from sound pressure level detected by microphone.
The kit is easily assembled without the need for soldering.
|Assembly instructions are clear and include many pictures|
|Cables and connection ports are marked for easy connectiona dn modification.|
|Megacamp is programmed using
a Windows PC with a popular development environment software called AVR
which includes a C/C++ compiler GNU GCC. The AVR Studio then transfered
the compiled code to the robot through the serial cable. This
development environment also includes includes simulation tools. The
software instalation and examples are documented in the Microcamp
manual and additional
extensive documentation can be found on
Optional Modules (not included)
|Gripper Arms and servos (not included) can be added to the robot in order to pick and manipulate objects|
|Distance Sensor (not included) - Identify distance to obstacles in order to avoid them or solve puzzles and get out of a maze|
|Light Sensor (not included) - Track a light source and follow a potential burglar|
|Magnetic Sensor (not included) - Know Earth's North heading to help in self localization|
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