So in order to motivate you to present your designs, grand or otherwise, I'd like to briefly present my latest design.
This is my third attempt at producing a simple, but robust platform for robot navigation experiments. It's sensor suite includes a forward quadrant touch sensor, a compass, a US sensor, and the feedback signals from the two drive motors. Although I'm not a real fan of castor robots, they are easier to build, program, and maneuver around complex urban environments, like my living room. Although I've already started to concentrate on the initial software load, there are still a lot of changes that I'd like to make to the hardware.
If anyone is interested, I'd be happy to continue to post updates to this topic or answer any questions you have.
But what I'd really like you to do is to take the time to open a new topic and at least briefly present your latest design.
There are quite a number of pictures on the Picasa album for it here: [LINK]
Good observation. I read some where that there should be only about 25% of the weight on the caster, but I have closer to 30%. Nevertheless, it seems to drive OK. However, the excess weight could make the odometry less accurate.gloomyandy wrote:But your robot looks like a fair amount of weight is on the caster, does it work ok?
Xander, I love your design. Compact, eloquent, wonderfully put together, a classic piece of industrial design.
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