PopPet is a robot kit developed by Jaidyn Edwards. In collaboration with Jaidyn, I’ve been working on an app for use with PopPet. This app was designed for use with PopPet 2.0, but I’ve been testing it with my modded Kickstarter PopPet.
I can solder… and I do solder when I need to… However, I’m not the most confident/skilled at it… So, in a lot of my projects, I setup the electronics entirely on a breadboard. See this picture of my original MobBob built… all electronic done on a tiny breadboard.
However, using a breadboard is not just for the solder-phobic! It can be a useful technique for building robots, so I wanted to share some of the tricks I use for doing robot electronics on a breadboard!
(For anyone new robot builders who are making MobBob, using a breadboard could be a good way to get MobBob up and running quickly. Breadboarding is quick and easy. Also, you can always solder the connections later once you’re sure everything is working.)
Here is the latest version of the One Servo Walker in action! He can turn as well as walk straight. (It looks pretty aggressive when he turns…)
The design has been refined to make him walk better, and to make him easier for others to build and recreate.
After receiving some questions, I’ve added some notes to the wiring diagram to clarify it. Check it out here: http://www.cevinius.com/2015/09/19/mobbob-wiring-diagram/
The updated MobBob app is now on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cevinius.MobBob
This version includes the new Bluetooth connection features seen in the video posted yesterday. The main new feature is that the app can now connect to paired devices using regular Bluetooth. This should enable the app to work with most Bluetooth modules.
I’m still doing some final tests, so it’s not on Google Play yet, but it should be up there by tomorrow.
With this update, you can now use the MobBob app with any Arduino controller and most Bluetooth boards!