Robotic Arm Vehicle Controlled By Touch Screen Display
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Engineering Education , Technology and Skilled Trades
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Grade / Year 12 , Special Education
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The project proposes a touch screen operated robotic vehicle that can be operated remotely. The touch screen remote is used as the transmitter to send out RF control signals. The robotic vehicle consists of receivers used to capture those signals and perform required tasks.
The project uses an 8051 microcontroller for this purpose. The touch screen device is used as the transmitter to send out movement commands to the robotic vehicle. The receiver on the vehicle receives those commands and operates the vehicle using an 8051 microcontroller.
The microcontroller is interfaced with four motors, two are used for vehicle movement controlling, the other two motors are used to handle the arm movement and gripping respectively.
The use of Rf technology for transmitting and receiving commands provides a wide range of operation (upto 220 meters). The vehicle receiver decodes this received rf commands and then feeds it to the microcontroller. The microcontroller then controls the four motor movements through a driver IC.

The system has the enhanced functionality of the catching, grabbing ability along with vehicular movement.

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