Shipbot – ship robot

We had the idea for this robot just before the premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean 4. We were invited by the Bulgarian Lego club and we developed the robot together.

DevelopersKiril Mitov, Kamen Daalijski, Kamen Brestnichki, Ivailo Savov
StatusSails with tail wind of photons
WhereaboutsAnchored in the school of robotics
TypeA moving robot, beautiful and quite smart
CodenameR-02 Nikita
PurposeOutdoors, exhibitions, fun, complicated programming
Basic characteristics
Sensors3 light sensors
The way it functionsPhoton wind
Programming languageNXC
Source codeship.pdf, ship1.pdf, ship2.pdf, ship3.pdf

The ship Nikita takes part in different exhibitions. It looks great, it has a stable stern and an awesome sail. It uses light as tailwind. When there is light coming from behind the robot, it goes forward. When the light is coming from its right, it turns left and vice versa. All this happens progressively and the ship’s speed depends on the intensity of the light. There are 4 developed programs . Each of them behaves differently depending on the lamps, that are used, the lighting in the room and the reactions that are expected. Three of the programs are intelligent enough to calibrate automatically depending on the source of light: lamp, sunlight, etc. These are some photos showing his progress:

Comments (2)

Станимир Костадинов Станев

Аз мисля, че роботиката трябва да се популяризира не само във Варна и София, но и в други градове в България. Защо не например и в Бургас, Пловдив, Русе, Разград, Шумен … ?


Хора няма. Хора :). Къде са хората на място, които да искат да направят нещо смислено, да го финансират с време и пари, да се посвевят за няколко дни от седмицата и да го сбъднат.

Някой трябва да свърши мръсната работа. Затова го няма училището в повече градове. Не сме намерили тези хора. Все още.

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