CSCI 108 Lab 1
This semester you will be building and programming small vehicular robots.
The robots are controlled with the Handy Board, based on the Motorola 68HC11
microprocessor. Each robot will have at least two motors, as well as touch
and light sensors. (Later in the semester we'll add sonar, etc.)
In this lab you will wire the motors, touch sensors, and light sensors, so that
they may be plugged into the Handy Board. The lab has two parts. Part 1
will be a demonstration on soldering. In Part 2, you will do the soldering
necessary to connect motors and sensors to the vehicular robot you will
build this semester. You will test your work in next week's lab.
Please take notes during the demonstration. They will be useful not only
today, but whenever your group needs to wire a new element or repair an
Each group must appropriately wire:
Pages 39-41 of the Handy Board Technical Reference manual (available in the
lab) summarize the
steps demonstrated in Part 1 of this lab. For a quick summary of soldering
techniques, please refer either to your notes from the demonstration or to
the separate handout.
- Two Lego 9V motors
- Two Lego touch sensors
- Three light sensors (one Lego sensor and two photocells)
This lab must be completed by Monday, September 15 at 10:00 PM. Be sure
to ask me to review your work by that time.