Ok, people, you have that awesome Arduino or Arduino clone. What are you doing with it? Doing something other than making an LED blink or getting temperature readings from a DHT-11? Well, here’s something: The Great Half-Byte Blog Robot Challenge. During the months of September and October, we challenge you to build a robot using the common ATMega328. It doesn’t have to be a genuine Arduino, but should include the same bootloader and be software compatible—that means being able to load up the code in the Arduino IDE, along with any necessary libraries, and download to another without any changes.
The robot itself should have at least two wheels and enough intelligence to sense when it has hit an object and then go the opposite direction. You can use any commonly available components, including ultrasonic sensors, infrared, etc.
The challenge will run from September 7 through October 7. Submit your entries to this blog by leaving a comment below. Your entry should contain: text description of your robot, how you built it, parts, and any code (which you can zip up and upload to your favorite Drop Box, OneDrive, GoogleDrive,etc. Leave a link to the file in the comments. Photos should be put a photo sharing site, like Flikr, and linked back here.
We will judge the entries by originality, appearance, simplicity and code. The top five entries will be featured on the blog.
Please do not start until September 7, 2014.