Rover II – Components Layout

Made decent progress with the actual sensor layout. Still have lots to do, of course. Really loving working with the Sintra. I had to reorder the 3mm-4mm couplers this morning. My bad. I did some messy metric to imperial conversion. On the bright side, I did find a new vendor (ServoCity) that has exactly what… Continue reading Rover II – Components Layout

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Rover II – Concept Update

Changes: * relocated Pi's battery to undercarriage * corrected dimensions for ultrasonic and IR sensors * showing IR in "table edge seeking" position * updated bumper for larger catchment * relocated motor controllers to left/right from fore/aft * added PCB where connections will reside * hard to see but opened a window above Pi to… Continue reading Rover II – Concept Update

Rover II

OK., decision made... No more toy motors and fighting to get makeshift encoders working. Bought four FIT0483's from DigiKey they should be in tomorrow. Society of Robots helped with the selection. Not a cheap solution but a workable one. Started working on the concept for Rover II. Three Tiers. Bottom tier is for batteries and motor… Continue reading Rover II