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Octobot Survivor Online

ercoerco Posts: 19,885
edited 2011-07-19 14:33 in Robotics
Full assembly & schematics for an older robot from Mondotronics. Nothing outrageous, but it does locate & dock with its charger. Good intro to basic theory & construction techniques for new and would-be roboticists. Novel proximity sensor uses 567 timer to generate & detect IR signal, schematics shown.

2015 Update: that link is bad, so I'm uploading a PDF for future reference.

For specific info on a 567 IR proximity detector, see

Or more simply, get some of these IS471F sensors, which work great:

My tests:


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