Pick and Place Robot



 The aim of this article is to get familiarized with the modern field of robotics and to find the technology know -how. Also here we are using the sophisticated emerging technology -embedded system. Here we have designed a robot arm, controlled by a microcontroller. We choose this deign because it is the most common form of robot we can find anywhere in industries like car assembling, bottling plant, packing section etc. The driver circuits for these motors are to be controlled using 8051 microcontroller with a control key panel. The movement is established using stepper motors. pick and place robots are the small robots using for continuous purpose in the industries then let us go through some thing about pick and place robot by this article .



Robot is any machine that does work on its own, automatically after it is programmed by humans. HISTORY OF ROBOTS:

The first robot’s name was Electro and his dog’s name was Sparko .They appeared at the New York world’s fair in 1939. While plugged in, Elektro could say 77 words and move backwards and forwards.

In1920’s, Karl Capek from Czechoslovakia introduced the words first    robot on stage.


We are going to design & implement a small model of pick and place robot, which pick and place object any where with in 360degrees and 30 cm diameters around it. The reason for choosing project is, the most extensively form of machine is used in most of the industries like car manufacturing, shipyards, assembling machine etc.


Microprocessors and microcontroller are widely used in embedded system products.

An embedded system  is a system which is dedicated for a single purpose remains unchanged through out its entire life time. An embedded product uses a microprocessor (or microcontroller) to do one task and one task only.


A stepper motor is a widely used device that translates electrical pulses into mechanical movement. It is used for precise position control. # Increase or decrease the RPM (speed) of it.

To vary the RPM of motor we have to vary the PRF (Pulse Repetition frequency). Number of applied pulses will vary number of rotations and last to change direction we have to change pulse sequence.


The circuit mainly consists of three modules -control system, user interface module & a high voltage driver. A control system is nothing but the microcontroller. It has got the following modules.

  1. User Interface Module.
  2. Pulse Generator Module.
  3. Timing Control Module.
  4. Output Module.

When the keys are pressed the current flows directly to the ground due to the low resistive path making no more current available to the port pins pulling it down to low state, so when ever the keys are pressed the corresponding pins are pulled down. So normally every pin are at a high state giving a value of 1 when ever the keys are pressed the pins are to the low state giving the value 0.

This change is constantly monitored to check for any user interaction. The microcontroller constantly monitors port 0 for any change in port value and if it finds any change it generates the appropriate control signals. The stepper motor driver circuit consists of two stages-low power switching stage& high power switching stage. The function of the low power switching stage is to boost up the low power signal output from the micro controller to a high power signal so as to drive the power transistor.

Care should be taken while connecting the circuit to the motor as stepper has got a tendency to produce very high reverse current compared to DC motor.

To protect the circuit for this reverse current we have connected a diode in reverse bias across the coil supply so that whenever reverse current is present this diode will sink it protecting the circuit.

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Password Based Door Locking System


The main objective of this project is to implement an Pass word Based Door Locking System Using AT89c51 Microcontroller.


Security is a prime concern in our day-today life. Everyone wants to be as much secure as possible. An access control for doors forms a vital link in a security chain. The microcontroller based Door locker is an access control system that allows only authorized persons to access a restricted area. The system is fully controlled by the 8 bit microcontroller AT89C51 which has a 2Kbytes of ROM for the program memory. The password is stored in the EPROM so that we can change it at any time.

The system has a Keypad by which the password can be entered through it. When the entered password equals with the password stored in the memory then the Stepper motor rotate forward side so that the door is opened. If we entered a wrong password for more than three times then the Alarm is switched on. When we go inside and come back then the microcontroller will sense the person using the IR, the microcontroller will automatically open the door for you.

The default password is 1111 and you can change the password by dialing 1234, old password, and new password #button. for example if you want to change the password from the default to 4523 then dial 123411114523# after dialing you can hear a beep sound which confirm the operation goes successful.

Block Diagram

Password Based Door Locking System-BLOCK DIAGRAM

Hardware requirements

  • AT89c51 Microcontroller
  • LCD
  • Stepper motor
  • Keypad
  • ULN2003 Motor Driver
  • 5V Buzzer

Software used

  • Embedded C
  • KEIL Demo Version with Simulator

Applications Areas

  • Home
  • Bank

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Notice Board is primary thing in any institution / organization or public utility places like bus stations, railway stations and parks. But sticking various notices day-to-day is a difficult process. A separate person is required to take care of this notices display. This project deals about an advanced hi-tech notice board.

The project is built around the AT89C52 micro controller from Atmel. This micro controller provides all the functionality of the display and control. It also takes care of creating different display effects for given text.

Matrix type display is designed using 5mm LED on a printed circuit board. A driver circuit is designed to drive all these LEDs. A simple PC key board can be connected to this system to enter the required text or notice. Several scrolling effects can be selected using function keys of keyboard. The scrolling spped of the text also can be changed according to user requirement.

After entering the text, the user can disconnect the keyboard. At any time the user can add or remove or alter the text according to his requirement. This project uses regulated 5V, 1A power supply. 7805 three terminal voltage regulator is used for voltage regulation. Bridge type full wave rectifier is used to rectify the ac out put of secondary of 230/12V step down transformer.



  • AT89S52

Power Supply:

  • +5V, 750mA Regulated Power Supply


  • LED 5mm


  • 11.0592MHz

Communication Device:

  • RF Modules


  • PC Key Board


  • Colleges, Schools, offices, public utility places

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