Biped Generation #5

Spring 2018: Biped Micro FOBO Final Blog Post

By: Miguel Gonzalez (Project Manager) Approved By: Miguel Garcia (Quality Assurance) BiPed Team: Miguel Gonzalez (Project Manager) Jeffery De La Cruz (MST) Jorge Hernandez (E&C) Mission Objective By: Miguel Gonzalez (Project Manager) Goal for this project is to design and manufacture a BiPed Robot. This robot will be slightly similar to the BiPed robot that […]

Spring 2018: Biped Software Diagrams

By: Miguel Gonzalez (Project Manager & Manufacturing) Approved By: Miguel Garcia (Quality Assurance) One of the most helpful things to do before you start writing code is to create a flowchart and a software block diagram. These diagrams will help you understand the overall construction and function of the code. In this blog post, we […]

Spring 2018: Biped Action Code

By: Jorge Henandez (Electronics & Control) Verified By: Miguel Gonzalez (Project Manager) Approved By: Miguel Garcia (Quality Assurance) At first we were given the task to complete a previous ROFI biped. Not knowing how many of the integration systems worked, research was required. Most of the wires were cut from ROFI so this process took around […]

Spring 2018: BiPed PCB Assembly

By: Jorge Hernandez (Electronics & Control) Verified By: Miguel Gonzalez (Project Manager) Approved By: Miguel Garcia (Quality Assurance) The E&C Engineer, once I constructed Micro FOBO’s PCB, which consisted of a servo PWM expander and 2-channel multiplexer components, the team, and I realized we used the wrong PWM driver. The PCB from Oshpark came out perfectly other […]

Spring 2018: Biped FOBO Existing obstacle avoidance software test

Written By: Jorge Hernandez (Electronics & Control) Verified By: Miguel Gonzalez (Project Manager) Approved By: Miguel Garcia (Quality Assurance) In order to avoid obstacles, we implemented the SEN136B5B sensor ultrasonic code within the given navigation program from projectbiped.com. I also did my own code which turned on an LED to detect when the ultrasonic detected […]

Spring 2018: Biped Breadboard Build and Test

Written By: Jorge Hernandez (Electronics & Control) Verified By: Miguel Gonzalez (Project Manager) Approved By: Miguel Garcia (Quality Assurance) Our design ended up being breadboarded which fit inside of Micro FOBO’s head. The reason we had to resort to breadboarding is due to the fact of using a wrong chip. Originally Fobo operated on the […]

Spring 2018: BiPed Custom PCB Layout/Design & Modify Micro FOBO for 3DoT

By: Jorge Hernandez (Electronics & Control Engineer) Verified By: Miguel Gonzalez (Project Manager) Approved By: Miguel Garcia (Quality Assurance) Introduction The PCB layout for Micro FOBO was modified to fit the 3DoT which will be provided by Professor Gary Hill. The way we modify Micro FOBO for a 3DoT board is by having the blank 3DoT […]

Spring 2018: BiPed (Micro FOBO) System Block Diagram

By: Jorge Hernandez (Electronics & Control Engineer) Verified By: Miguel Gonzalez (Project Manager) Approved By: Miguel Garcia (Quality Assurance) System Block Diagram New and improved System Block Diagram for Micro Fobo, which shows in a general diagram, how many pins will be needed for each component and how they connect to each other.  As seen, we […]

Spring 2018: BiPed System Schematics (EagleCAD)

By: Jorge Hernandez (Electronics & Control Engineer) Verified By: Miguel Gonzalez (Project Manager) Approved By: Miguel Garcia (Quality Assurance) Introduction After the Fritzing design was completed, an EagleCAD schematic has to be designed to create a PCB in order to move the project forward. EagleCAD is a software program that allows the user to place components […]

Spring 2018: Biped Lessons Learned

Written By: Miguel Gonzalez (PM and Manufacturing) Approved By: Miguel Garcia (Quality Assurance) Introduction EE 400D is a very fast pace class in which students are expected to learn new material on their own to succeed with their group project. At first, everything may become stressful with all the new information given to you about […]