DIY Smart Vacuum Cleaning Robot using Arduino
Hi guys, are you a newbie to the world of Robotics or Electronic? OR Are you looking for a simple yet powerful project to make your friends and teachers impressed? Then this is the place.
In this project we will use the power of Embedded Systems and Electronics to make our own robot which could help us in keeping our home or work place neat and tidy. This robot is simple four wheeled Vacuum Cleaner which could smartly avoid obstacles and vacuum the floor at the same time. The idea is inspired by the famous vacuum cleaner Robot Roomba which is shown in the image below.
Our Idea is to make a simple robot right from the scratch which can automatically avoid the obstacles while cleaning the floor. Trust me people it’s fun!!
Required Material and Components:
Okay so now we have the Idea of our Automatic Vacuum Cleaner Robot in mind and we know what we are up to. So let’s look where we should start our execution. In order to build a robot of our idea we would first need to decide on the following:
- Microcontroller type
- Sensors required
- Motors required
- Robot chassis material
- Battery capacity
Now, lets us decide on each of the above mentioned points. This way it will be helpful for you to not only build this home cleaning robot but also any other robots which strikes your imagination.
Selecting the Microcontroller is a very important task, as this controller will act as the brain of your robot. Most of the DIY projects are made around Arduino and Raspberry Pi, but doesn’t have to be the same. There is no specific Microcontroller that you can work on. It all depends upon the requirement and cost.