DIY Archery Robot

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This project will show you how to make an archery robot.
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Introduction

No matter how hard evil tries, it can never prevail over good. This is what Dussehra, a major Indian festival teaches us. To keep the spirit of the festival alive, here’s how you can celebrate it the DIY way – make a DIY archery robot that wards off all kinds of evil letting only the truth triumph!

So, let’s give evil a taste of the power of DIY!

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Building Guide

Step 1: Assembly Overview

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Here we are going to use Blix’s pieces to create the bow and arrow mechanism and our smartphone-controlled robot for the wireless communication.

We are going to divide the making into two parts:

1) Making of the base

2) Making of the bow and arrow mechanism

 

Step 2: Making of the base

The base of this is the smartphone-controlled robot.

You can find the assembly of the same here.Smartphone-Controlled Robot

Now, the blix’s assembly cannot be mounted directly on top of evive, we need a plain base.

Now, we will attach one more chassis on the top of evive, using 60(30+30)mm standoffs.adding chassis base

Thus, your base is ready.

 

Step 3: Making the parts of the bow and arrow mechanism

Time to add a bow and arrow mechanism:

We did break it into 3 parts:

  1. Assemble the Lifting unit of Archery robot.
    1. Take a green Blix plate, slide 2 shafts into 2 holes of the plate.
    2. Fix a heavy duty servo to the bottom shaft on one side.
    3. Mount a hobby servo at the back the robot using the connectors.
    4. Fix a small gear as shown below.Part1 Part1
  2.  The Second part is the platform for the bow.
    1. Connect 2 11-hole links, 2 5-hole links and 2 7-hole links with help of parallel connectors.
    2. Fix a set of a big gear to the shafts as shown below.Part2
  3. Finally, to stabilize the whole mechanism, the third part is added. We even have the place in here, to keep the arrows.Part3

Step 4: Completing the assembly

Fix the first part to the top plate of the mobile robot with the help of cable ties/glue gun.Attach Lifting Unit

Shift the shafts in such a way that both the gears begin to mesh.Add bow's platform

Fix the one side of the platform to the big gear with the help of parallel connectors.

Close the gears using the 3rd side.Add part3 Add part3

Stick the 3d printed bow on to the platform with the help of double sided tape and also put the rubber band on the bow.

Tie the string to the bottom lever of the bow and pass it through the top support to the trigger servo.Complete Assembly

Step 5: Logic

The metal servo is used to move the bow assembly in the vertical direction and the small servo acts as the trigger servo. With the help of trigger servo, the arrow realizes from the bow.

As it is Bluetooth controlled,  evive GamePad app is used to control it. You can download the evive GamePad, from here.

  • The four direction buttons are used to control the movement of the robot.
  • The top button on the right-hand side(triangle) allows you to elevate the bow assembly by 5° upwards.
  • Similarly,  the bottom button(cross) is used to lower the bow assembly by 5° with each click.
  • The rightmost button(circle) is used to tighten the thread.
  • And the button opposite(square) to it is used to tighten the thread attached to the trigger servo which results in losing the arrow. GamePad

Step 6: Circuitry of the Robot

  • Connect DC Motor to M1 and M2.
  • Connect the 2 servo motors to the jumpers on the evive.
  • Connect a battery to the evive.

The following shows the connections:Circuit Diagram

Step 7: Scratch Code:

The following code should be uploaded to evive.Final ScriptArcheryControlGoStraight GoBackward TurnLeft TurnRight Brake

Step 8: Conclusion

With this, your DIY archery robot is all set to kick down evil! Good luck fighting it!

Circuit Diagram

DescriptionCircuit Diagram
  • Connect DC Motors to M1 and M2.
  • Connect the 2 servo motors to the jumpers on the evive.
  • Connect a battery to the evive.

Code

DescriptionDownload Code
Scratch Code for Archery RobotDownload
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