Beam bot 9v/Herbie photovore

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by dinmagic, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. dinmagic

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    Im am working on my second bot. I think its called a Herbie bot or something like that.Oobviously I'm new to this. I am currently building the circuit on a breadboard. I had tried many attempts to make it work but i had failed miserably.

    Since Im new, how should the motors act? If I cover one of any of the Photodiodes, should one motor stall? If I shine light on one of the photodiodes, should one motor increase speed?

    I followed this diagram, built it exaclty as shown but only one photodiode seems effect the motor. The other on the right side doesn't no matter how much or how little light it gets. I tested it out to see if it was broken but it works perfectly fine.


    Heres the diagram I am following.This photo was shown to me by a friend, it had been previously posted on this site a while ago.

    http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6820&d=1233016040
     
  2. bertus

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  3. dinmagic

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    When I exchange them, one motor still doesn't change.
     
  4. bertus

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    Hello,

    You say that the CDS on th right side is not reacting (the one with the potentiometer).
    What is the value of the potentiometer at that side?

    Greetings,
    Bertus
     
  5. dinmagic

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    Nevermind, I got it to work.
     
  6. bertus

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    Hello,

    So what was the solution?

    Bertus
     
  7. SgtWookie

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    It is a good bet that the pot was set to nearly 0 Ohms.
     
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