The ZYBOt project uses the ZYBO development board to act as the “brain” of the robot. The ZYBOt tutorial will show how the ZYBOt is created and give instructions how to create the ZYBOt project.
About the ZYBOt
- Embedded Linux based project
- Includes setting up a light-weight Linux distribution on the ZYBO
- Students will learn about the hardware, and HDL requirements for an embedded application
- Includes Computer Science as well as FPGA
- Uses a customized server
- Features applications of WiFi
- Students will learn to work with specialized libraries
- All combined into an engaging application for students
- Embedded Linux in an interactive robotics format
- Provides an opportunity for customization and problem solving
About the ZYBO
- Combines a dual-core processor with independent FPGA logic
- Xilinx Zynq-7000 family SoC (Z7010)
- Independently operating Xilinx Artix - 7 FPGA
- Capable of running a light weight Linux distribution
- DDR3 memory controller with 8 DMA channels
- Peripherals that support a variety of applications
- High-bandwidth 1G Ethernet, USB2.0, and SDIO
- Low-bandwidth SPI, UART, and I2C
- Designed with Students in mind
- All programming circuitry on board
- Accessory kit and course material available
- Cost effective alternative to the Zedboard
|1||Webcam||12||Voltage Regulator Module|
|2||3D printable Single Motor Mount||13||WiFi Adapter|
|3||Servo Motor x 2||14||USB Hub|
|4||Servo Brackets X 2||15||Micro SD Card|
|5||Wheel without Sticky Rubber Tire||16||Servo Motors With Mounts|
|6||Motor / Gearbox||17||PmodHB5|
|7||Wheel with Sticky Rubber Tire x 2||18||6-Pin Cable Connector x 4|
|8||3D printable Rounded Plate||19||Drag Button|
|9||3D printable Rounded Plate||20||11.1V Li-Po Battery|
|10||ZYBO||21||Double Motor Mount|
How to Build the ZYBOt
Each step (besides Step 0) are linked to the relevant Instructable tutorial.
Step 0: Gather Materials
The complete materials list needed to build the ZYBOt are listed in the Complete Parts List section down below. You can find any Digilent Part on the List on the Digilent Page.
Step 1: Getting Started Guide
The Getting Started Guide provides an ordered list linking to each Instructable in the ZYBOt project.
Step 2: Setting up the ZYBOt – Software
Explains how to install Linux onto a Micro SD card and run a Linux Distribution on the ZYBO.
Step 3: Setting up the ZYBOt – Server
Focuses on the software side of the ZYBOt. Server documents how to install Linux Firmware and Digilent made software that provides functionality.
Step 4: Setting up the ZYBOt – Power Considerations
Power Considerations is a brief documentation of power in the ZYBOt.
Step 5: Setting up the ZYBOt – Hardware
This featured Instructable is focused on setting up the physical components of ZYBOt. This includes power, circuitry, and mechanical aspects.
Step 6: Setting up the ZYBOt – Controller
The ZYBOt can be controlled wirelessly. Controller describes the set up process of installing the controller code onto a computer and connecting to the ZYBOt.
Step 7: Setting up the ZYBOt – Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting is the last Instructable in the collection for the ZYBOt. This includes problems that may happen during the building of the ZYBOt.
Complete Parts List
|Part||Quantity||Part Number||3D Printable|
|Base Plate Expansion Kit||2||240-025P||Yes|
|Rounded Plate Expansion Kit||1||240-024P||Yes|
|Motor / Gearbox||2||240-006P||No|
|Double Motor Mount||1||290-003P||Yes|
|Wheel Kit (Pair) - D-hub||1||240-040P||Yes|
|Sticky Rubber Tires (Pair)||1||290-022P||No|
|Servo Mounting Bracket (Pair)||1||240-038P||Yes|
|GWS Servo Kit||2||290-010P||No|
|Wheel Kit (Pair) - Spined Hub||1||240-015P||No|
|Single Motor Mount (Pair)||2||240-022P||Yes|
|6-Pin Cable Connector 6“||4||310-009P||No|
|Drag Button / Ball and Caster||1|
|Wired Xbox Controller||1|
|3/4 inch Screws||2|
|11.1V 2200mAh Li-Po Battery||1|
|Micro SD Card with Adapter||1|
|Battery charger (Variable)||1|
|Hot Glue Gun|