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Star Wars MSE-6 (Mouse Droid) INDEX:

 

Arduino Powered MSE-6 (Mouse Droid)

Arduino Powered MSE-6 (Mouse Droid) - Arduino Yun UI

Arduino Powered MSE-6 (Mouse Droid) - Arduino Uno and FreeRTOS

Arduino Powered MSE-6 (Mouse Droid) - Droid in Action

Arduino Powered MSE-6 (Mouse Droid) – Arduino Code

 

Introduction

 

Since the Open Arduino and the Star Wars - A New Hope anniversary are aligned, I'm going to take a shot at combining these two events into an Arduino Powered MSE-6 (a.k.a. Mouse Droid). This is the little wheeled droid that Chewy roared at causing it to run off scared.  Apparently there is a whole Mouse Droid Builders group and many examples of how to build this but most seen to be Radio Controlled.  My intent is to create a completely autonomous MSE-6 that can self navigate an area and as well as go to a designated location.

 

Based on Star Wars lore, these were maintenance droids used to perform minor repairs or as messenger bots which were voice activated to open and deliver a private message.  My version will include WiFi (and/or Bluetooth) where the Droid can be accessed remotely and given instructions for its next task.

 

There is not a lot of time til the submit date, so I am going to merge my Robots on Wheels project and the Open Arduino project since there is some overlap in sensors and such.

 

 

Hardware

 

  • Arduino Yun
  • Arduino Zero Pro
  • Arduino Uno (maybe)
  • IR Sensors
  • Parallax ultrasonic Sensor
  • RC Car chassis
  • Seeed Motor Controller Shield

 

Software

 

  • Arduino IDE
  • OpenWrt-Yun
  • Javascript
  • Python

 

This is just a rough intro to the project and I plan to add more details as I move along with the build.

 

Here be a pick of a version of the ME-6 that I grabbed from the web with a ref to the link I got it from:

 

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Unidentified_MSE-6_droid_(Renown)