Jacky’s First Person Experience for the Omni-Directional Wheel Robot
In this video, you would experience a first hand view of how my robot moves. My Omni-Directional Wheel Robot is created by the materials of Vex’s Robotics Kit (refer from Milestone 5) and is coded by example codes and own modifications.
The Omni-Directional Wheel Robot works by the three vex motors spinning the wheels with the code from the arduino (refer information from Milestone 5). The arduino holds the code for spinning the wheels and controlling with the Playstation2 controller. The Playstation2 controller is used to command the motors to either go forward, backwards, left, right, and spin around at a 360 angle. However, in order for the Playstation controller to control the motors to do that, it would need a connection with the arduino. This is where the Playstation2 Controller Cables comes in to help. Being attached to the arduino, the Playstation2 controller can communicate with the arduino by the help of the cables. However, the motors would be hard to control by itself, therefore it involves the help of the vex motor controllers. The vex motor controllers turns the three motor into a continuous servo motor. In other words, the motor controls makes the motors into a servo and makes it easier to control with. The robot or to be more specfic, the motors are powered by the 7.2V battery in order to move. All the wires that needs to be connected such as the motor controllers, cable and battery is connected to the arduino. The arduino is powered by a 9V Battery Case for everything to start work.
Enjoy the video!