Has it been five months already? I guess it’s time to stop slacking and come up with another Retrochallenge idea!
I’ve been looking around my office for toys I haven’t played with enough recently, and my eyes fell on this robot kit. Now, it’s not retro by any stretch… but if I hook it up to a Commodore 64, then we’ve got the makings of a good project.
I’ve got three major objectives for this project:
- Wireless communication between the C64 and the Arduino-powered BOE-Bot.
- Send commands to drive the robot. I’m thinking that driving the robot with a C64 joystick would be a good start.
- Receive feedback from the robot. The robot kit has a few sensors. I might start with the simple collision sensors, and maybe do something like make the screen flash when the robot touches an object.
As for how I’m going to do it, I’ve got some ideas and I’ve ordered some components. I’ll get into the details once the parts have arrived.