Posts with «rover» label

Would you like to invite my robot to visit your location on it's tour around the globe?

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What does it do?

Remote controlled through web interface

The idea in short:
I will send a robot around planet earth. The robot will be sent to you free of charge. Let it run in your area for 24h and show all earthlings your projects or a piece of your country. Send the rover to the next destination after your mission is over (postal charges will be refunded).
The robot can be controlled through a web interface while transmitting a live video stream. All young scientist and of course all discoverers that are young at heart get free access to the robots, there is even no registration needed.

Cost to build

$200, 00

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Time to build

20 hours

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wheels

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Weight

3300 grams

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Nerf-firing Rover

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What does it do?

Navigate via RC control, fires Nerf gun, supports autonomous control via Raspberry Pi

This rover makes use of the following:

CPPM RC radio input from openTx RC radio

Arduino Nano to handle communcations from RC, Raspberry Pi via USB (not attached  yet), I/O to servos via i2c, I/O to/from Roboclaw motor controller via serial (gets velocity from encoders on motors), and output to various DC-driven devices (headlight, gripper).

5.8ghz video transmitter for FPV roving

Cost to build

$600, 00

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Time to build

50 hours

Type

wheels

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RobotShop Rover Development

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What does it do?

Tracked mobile platform using an Arduino USB microcontroller

The RobotShop Rover was largely created as an exercise in integration and when it was first released in 2009 there were not many commercial Arduino-based mobile rovers on the market. We wanted to make a mobile platform which incorporated both drive and servo motors, sensors, and was programmable using an Arduino. We also set out to keep the retail price between about $200 to $300.

Cost to build

$229, 00

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New Project: How to Build a Self-Balancing Autonomous Arduino Bot

Ready to level-up your robot skills? ArduRoller is a self-balancing, inverted pendulum robot that’s also capable of autonomous navigation indoors or out. I created it as an entry for the annual SparkFun Autonomous Vehicle Competition: The goal was to create a nontraditional vehicle capable of quickly navigating an obstacle course […]

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New Project: How to Build a Self-Balancing Autonomous Arduino Bot

Ready to level-up your robot skills? ArduRoller is a self-balancing, inverted pendulum robot that’s also capable of autonomous navigation indoors or out. I created it as an entry for the annual SparkFun Autonomous Vehicle Competition: The goal was to create a nontraditional vehicle capable of quickly navigating an obstacle course […]

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Four guys met at Arduino Day and now they are finalists at NASA Challenge

Last March, during Arduino Day in Zaragoza, four guys met for the first time and  then decided to participate to the Nasa Challenge collaborating to the project made by Carlos Sicilia Til in the previews months:

OpenCuriosity is an open source, exomars rover (1:5 scale) with Arduino as main controller, based on the NASA Curiosity Rover. It contains a set of Arduino boards and sensors. The general public will be allowed to use these Arduinos and sensors for their own creative purposes while they are in space. All the people will be allowed to integrate their project in the robot, and the data gathered will be available on the internet in order to share this information with the general public for educational, science or other purposes. We want to provide affordable space exploration for everyone!

The robot designed by the Aragonese team is now among the finalists of the NASA contest!

Read the details of the story on El Pais.

Arduino Blog 26 May 17:06
arduino  nasa  opensource  robot  rover  zaragoza  

MARS ROVER Autonomous Desert Roving Robot (Help Needed)

Autonomous Navigation Requirements Guy's I'm completely new to this and just ordered my first prototype kit with the following components as a starting point. 1. Arduino UNO Rev3 2. Dagu Rover 5 4wd 3. Parallax PING 4. Motor sheild kit In sum, here are my project requirements.  I've been searching the web and LMR to find snippets of code that I might be able to use and am now reaching out to the forum to see if anyone has any interest in sharing some more specific code for my prototype.

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Let's Make Robots 06 Mar 19:39
arduino  autonomous  avr  gps  rover  

Dagu Rover 5 2WD + 2Encoders + PCB + Arduino Mega + Pan & Tilt with IR

Hi All, As a complete novice at this I thought it would be a great idea to get a Dagu Rover 5 with the addons for the kids at school and start up a club to program it. How wrong I was! I am in need of some serious help guys... I've managed to plug everything in, the 2 motors and encoders on the underside of the PCB board and have chosen not to use the 6xAA battery pack (9V) in favour of a single 9V battery (fits better under the PCB with all the cables). Problem number 1 is this: I think I am plugging in the black and red cables into the PCB in the correct locations - on the top

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Let's Make Robots 03 Mar 18:48
5  absolute beginners  arduino  dagu  mega  pan  rover  tilt  

ArduPi Webcam Tankbot

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What does it do?

Web controllable mobile platform for webcam mounted on pan/tilt turret

This is my first robot project though I have been working with Microcontrollers and Embedded Linux for a little while. As of writing (3/1/13) this is still very much a work in progress, but most of the hardware construction has been completed. This robot will provide a remotely controlled, mobile platform for a pan/tilt webcam. It is based on the excellent Tamiya Tracked Chassis Kit with the Dual DC Motors connected to the Arduino Motor Shield R3 via the Screw Terminal.

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tracks

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0 grams

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Light chasing autonomous rover

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What does it do?

Chases light source and avoids obstacles

I started 2 years ago with an autonomous rover that chases light and avoids obstacles. We're now 11 versions further and version 12 is almost ready! Eventually the rover must cruise around without hitting any objects and return to a charging station when the battery runs low. I'll show you the evolution of the rover, starting with version 2 (version 1 was crap)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Version 2

Cost to build

$250,00

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Finished project

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Time to build

230 hours

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Weight

1500 grams

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Let's Make Robots 23 Jan 23:29