Click on the magic link to circuito.io and you'll see the components for the project already selected for you.
The core components for this project are:
As always, you can replace the components that we pre-selected for this project, with other components on circuito.io. For instance:
- We used the LV-MaxSonar-EZ1 but you can also use the HC-SR-04 which is more common).
- We used an Arduino pro-mini but you can also use Arduino Uno.
- You can add a piezo speaker if you want sound for your project, or maybe LEDs that will light up depending on the direction the breadboard is going.
The possibilities are endless :)
Once you've selected the components you want, click on Generate.
On this page, you have three sections: BoM (Bill of materials), step-by-step wiring guide, and code.
Going through the BoM, make sure that you have all the parts you need. Notice that there are also peripherals such as capacitors and jumper cables, that are necessary for your project.
Next, follow the step-by-step wiring guide which will show you exactly how to put together your circuit.
Last, in the code section, you'll see a sample code for your circuit. This code is not specific for the running breadboard, but rather it is a sample code that activates the different components in your circuit.
To activate the code, follow these steps:
- Extract it to your computer
If everything works properly, replace the test code you received from circuito.io with the code in this tutorial. Follow the instructions in the code section of the tutorial.
The running breadboard has three 3d printed parts:
The .STL files are in the CAD section. You can customize them as you like.
Enjoy your running breadboard project!