Wireless Gesture Controlled Robot

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Introduction

Control the RedBot wirelessly based on the movement of your hand using an accelerometer and XBees!

Full Demo

Required Materials

To follow along with this tutorial, you will need the following materials. You may not need everything though depending on what you have. Add it to your cart, read through the guide, and adjust the cart as necessary.

Tools

You will need wire, wire strippers, a soldering iron, solder, and general soldering accessories.

Hook-Up Wire - Assortment (Solid Core, 22 AWG)

Hook-Up Wire - Assortment (Solid Core, 22 AWG)

PRT-11367
$16.95
29
Soldering Iron - 60W (Adjustable Temperature)

Soldering Iron - 60W (Adjustable Temperature)

TOL-14456
$14.95
7
Solder Lead Free - 15-gram Tube

Solder Lead Free - 15-gram Tube

TOL-09163
$3.50
2
Wire Strippers - 20-30AWG

Wire Strippers - 20-30AWG

TOL-14763
$14.95
3

You Will Also Need

  • Glove
  • Scissors
  • Non-Conductive Thread

Suggested Reading

If you aren’t familiar with the following concepts, we recommend checking out these tutorials before continuing. This tutorial continues on from the Wireless Glove Controller and Wireless RC Robot with Arduino and XBees tutorials. Make sure to check through guides.

Wireless Glove Controller

April 24, 2019

Build a wireless glove controller with Arduinos to trigger an LED using XBees!

Wireless RC Robot with Arduino and XBees

March 12, 2019

In this tutorial, we will expand on the SIK for RedBot to control the robot wirelessly with XBee radios! We'll explore a different microcontroller and wirelessly control the RedBot at a distance.

Accelerometer Basics

A quick introduction to accelerometers, how they work, and why they're used.

XBee Shield Hookup Guide

How to get started with an XBee Shield and Explorer. Create a remote-control Arduino!

Assembly Guide for RedBot with Shadow Chassis

Assembly Guide for the RedBot Kit. This tutorial includes extra parts to follow to go along with the RedBot Inventor's Kit tutorial.

Exploring XBees and XCTU

How to set up an XBee using your computer, the X-CTU software, and an XBee Explorer interface board.

Experiment Guide for RedBot with Shadow Chassis

This Experiment Guide offers nine experiments to get you started with the SparkFun RedBot. This guide is designed for those who are familiar with our SparkFun Inventor's Kit and want to take their robotics knowledge to the next level.