iBEAM robotics is a style
of robotics that primarily uses simple analogue circuits, such as comparators,
instead of a microprocessor in order to produce an unusually simple design.
While not as flexible as microprocessor based robotics, BEAM robotics can be
robust and efficient in performing the task for which it was designed. Robots
that use both analog and microprocessor electronics are known as “mutants”. BEAM
robots may use a set of the analog circuits, mimicking biological neurons, to
facilitate the robot’s response to its working environment. The word “BEAM” in
BEAM robotics is an acronym for Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics, and Mechanics.
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iBEAM robot is the simple
autonomous robot that using this concept. iBEAM uses the key component Op-Amp
integrated circuit to work with line tracking sensors and simple mechanical
parts. The robot moves along the black line automatically without any
microcontroller and no programming. iBEAM is a Non-programmable robot. This is
the simplest form of line tracking robot with BEAM robotics. Learn
about both the basic electronics and operation of a simple automatic control
- 2 DC motor outputs.
Drives 3 to 6V motor
- 2 analog sensor inputs
suitable for any analog sensor. Line tracking sensor is recommended for iBEAM
- 2 sensitivity knobs.
It is used to adjust the reference voltage.
- Uses L272M; the power
Op-Amp for driving DC motor.
- 2 motor LED status
- On-board power switch
- Power LED indicator
- Wide range supply
voltage +3 to +9V.