Re­mote Op­er­ated Land Rover

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Fea­tures 30-rpm geared 6V DC mo­tor cou­pled to the left front wheel and an­other cou­pled to the right front wheel Holtek en­coder-de­coder pair of HT12E and HT12D em­ploy­ing RF as well as IR prin­ci­ples for re­mote con­trol


3000 ple as pos­si­ble. Ad­vanced kits are usu­ally left open to hack, mod­ify or im­pro­vise the cir­cuit. Open ac­cess to the kit helps build add-ons and ex­plore pos­si­bil­i­ties.”

While the ba­sic com­po­nents of many ro­botic kits are the same, these dif­fer from ba­sic­ to ad­vanced­level kits. “The pri­mary dif­fer­ence be­tween ba­sic and ad­vanced kits is mainly in the fea­tures avail­able, fidelity and num­ber of sen­sors, adapt­abil­ity for dif­fer­ent ap­pli­ca­tions, com­po­nents used and avail­able doc­u­men­ta­tion,” says Sa­chi­tanand Male­war, re­search scholar at TI DSP Lab, IIT Mum­bai, and di­rec­tor (tech­nol­ogy), Nex Robotics.

Sud­han­shu Sharma, CEO, Techtron­ics Ed­u­ca­tion, ex­plains, “Ba­sic kits con­tain build­ing el­e­ments usu­ally tar­geted at a par­tic­u­lar de­sign, e.g., an arm. In these kits, the me­chan­i­cal el­e­ments can­not be used to cre­ate any de­sign other than the one spec­i­fied. Pro­gram­ming en­vi­ron­ments in ba­sic kits are also very sim­ple and can­not be used to cre­ate com­plex pro­grams.”

“In ad­vanced ro­botic kits, the me­chan­i­cal el­e­ments are generic and can be con­fig­ured to cre­ate any me­chan­i­cal de-

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