Results

Some of the Karel project results are described on this webpage. For more results visit European Shared Treasure.

Karel User's Manual details both, the hardware, and the software of the Karel robotic platform. The purpose of the manual is to help beginners to understand how to make, and use the robotic platform Karel. You will find information about the final prototype, but also information related to the evolution of the platform, and the intermediary prototypes. You also can find in one place the links to the different documents necessary to produce and use Karel.

The Karel Robotic Dictionary contains robotics terms that we used during the development of Karel platform. In order to develop our communication skills in English , and to clarify the meaning of some robotics terms in Karel context, we cooperated to create the robotics dictionary. The definitions includes aspects from Karel platform development.

Karel Upper Board Design. This result refers to the upper board of the Karel platform final prototype, which is an improved version of Karelino board. The upper board contains next modules: electronic switch; voltage regulators (5 V, 3.3 V, and 7 V); ATmega32U4 microcontroller; Bluetooth module BTM-182; level shifter between 3.3 V and 5 V; motor driver with DRV8833PWP; trimmer potentiometer; four user LEDs; four user pushbuttons.

Karel Lower Board Design. This result refers to the lower board of the Karel platform final prototype. The lower board accomodates three electronic modules: 2s Lithium Polymer battery charger and protection circuit; line sensor with 4 IR sensors. The lower board is also the chassis of the Karel platform; the motors, the battery and the third wheel are placed on it. We designed a single sided PCB for lower board.


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