Sun Beam Seeker Bot
BEAM robotics is about getting the most complex and interesting behaviors from the simplest circuits and components. The SunBEAM Seeker is a very simple LM386-based light-seeking robot based .
This is a sun beam seeker bot that I, Markia, made. I did this project because it looked interesting and fun to make and I wanted to try something new besides 3D printing designs and games development. The sun beam seeker bot was difficult because it had a lot of parts and steps but lacked a lot of detailed instructions for beginners. This was a new challenge for me as I didn't know many of the parts or even how to pronounce them. The steps where easy, at first, but the real challenge came with the soldering. I hadn't even heard of a soldering iron let alone know how to use one, but I learned! ( thats a whole other story ).
Fast forward to the end: We flipped the switch annndddd.....it didn't work. Absolutely nothing happened. Swing and a miss. Upon further investigation, we realized the switch (roller lever switch) was backwards and we forgot to solder the red wire to the 1k resister. Time for round 2! We flipped the switched andddddd....it was alive!!!!!!! Alive I say! Alive! All the worked payed off.