Tuesday, 22 December 2020

I-Droid 01

 



Just recently acquired an I-Droid:01 (Dutch version i-Qbot:01)


My other projects got put on hold for a bit.

I-Droid:01 is not as old as Cybot. I-Droid:01 started life back in 2005. It has much better hardware inside it.

I have done a modification to the power pack like I did with my other projects. I think Li-Po are great. (I will show details if asked)

I also placed the video cables inside the robot.


I am currently in the process of making a new PC remote controller for it. The original being make when we had Windows XP. I had difficulty getting the original to work on windows 10.

It is still work in progress but it does the basic stuff so far:


Download: I-Droid_01_Remote_Controller.zip  ver. 2.0.0.1
Improved video feed and file download.

I have added a file explorer so that you can view Photos taken by I-Droid:01

Updated the view of *.c files to give them an editor look. (credit here for FCTB)

This is the fist time I have written something that receives video via Bluetooth.

Like most robot they have there pros and cons.
One cons with this robot is that it has not a very powerful drive system, sometimes it struggles with uneven terrain.
So I will also be making a modification to the drive wheels in the future.

Didn't Have a Serial Cable so made my own.

Colour

RJ12 Pins

RS232 Pins

Function

blue

1

NC

None 

yellow

2

5

GND

green

3

8

CTS

red

4

3

TD

black

5

7

RTS

white

6

2

RD


Done a tool to control I-Droid with a TV Infrared Remote.



Bluetooth Dongle.

I don't have an original Bluetooth dongle for the PC.
I think it was a BELKIN F8T013.
I have tried several from eBay, the one that currently works best for me is one that has the CSR (formerly Cambridge Silicon Radio) manufactured chip.

To be continued. (At sometime)

You can find more information about this robot at:













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