Circuit May 2013

Step 1: Introducing the breadboard

Empty breadboard

Step 2: Insert chips into breadboard

Chips on RoboSlam breadboard circuit

Step 3: Distributing power around the circuit

Power connections on RoboSlam circuit

Step 4: Adding an indicator LED to the circuit

In this step, we’re adding a light emitting diode (LED) to the circuit. This is really just here to provide a little light that the microcontroller can switch on and off.

Adding the LED to the RoboSlam circuit

Step 5: Adding the motor control wires to the circuit

Motor control wires on RoboSlam circuit

Step 6: Connecting the colour sensor and motors

Connecting the sensor and motors to the RoboSlam circuit

Step 7: Connecting the Launchpad to the circuit

Connecting the Launchpad to the RoboSlam circuit

Step 8: Program the microcontroller

Before we power up the robot and see the motors turning, we need to program the microcontroller. Go to the programming page now to learn about programming the MSP430, then return here when you’re ready to connect the batteries.

Step 9: Connect batteries to complete the circuit

Complete RoboSlam circuit

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