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Experimenting with an Arduino-based Tank Robot

Experimenting with an Arduino-based Tank Robot

We’re great fans of the MrHobbyelectronics’ YouTube channel, and in the latest update they show us how easy it is to use the Freetronics HBRIDGE Motor shield for Arduino by demonstrating a neat Arduino-based tank robot.

With the addition of an ultrasonic distance sensor to avoid collisions, and an infra-red sensor at the front bumper to detect a line – the robot can follow lines and also avoid objects in the way. You can see this in action through the following video:


Based around the powerful Allegro A4954 H-bridge driver IC you can control two DC motors with complete ease, or one bipolar stepper motor. With connections for external power management, a complete beginners’ guide and documentation – motor control couldn’t be any easier.