"@ Randy - I know you directed you comment to Rich, but if you are using an APM doesn't it have a fence option? If it does is it accurate enough? Could that be used? You could set your system up to use a "invisible" dog fence that…"
"@ Rich - Glad to see you have most of them covered. As for GPS are you going for the uBlox or another. I have a couple Garmin roof mount receivers that I interfaced with a Parallax BS2 and displayed on a LCD. Have you considered hacking an off the…"
"@ KM6VV - It was a typo Alan Was supposed to be Stream Bank. My list was directed toward Rich. My tracked rover was designed for purposes other than RoboMagellan. It was a designed as a rescue vehicle to operate in hostile environments.
Sonic, IR, Accelerometer, Compass, and Tactile. Had encoders installed but never activated them. Quit working with my rover in September 2006, after being diagnosed with Lymphoma. All clear now and back to playing with my toys.
"@ Rich - "I'm making a shield for a Arduino Mega with just interfaces for the GPS and the mag compass. I figure that's all I need for ground operation."
A list of what if's to think about:
What if your rover encounters…"
First the ip camera I mentioned is not mounted on a rover. It is at a fixed location with on a pan & tilt unit. It transmits to a wireless router that has internet access. The p&t servos are controlled by a computer running…"
"I have 10.04 with emc2 on a system for cnc. Not familiar with ROS. As i said earlier I have written most of my software for Parallax processors.
How what is the range of the WiFi w/ Blackfin? I have one unit set up with an IP camera mounted on a…"
"The equipment is video system operating on 910mHz (33cm band). This system will be mounted on my Flying platform, Rover, and Boat. I also have some property located in an area where there is no cell service, at least not for devices I own. So the…"
"@ Tom Gibson
Although I am not a "veteran", I will try to help as much as possible.
First, As far as I can tell the differences between ArduPlane & ArduRover is that the control board is "ported" for one or the other. I am…"
Have fun. I just passed the Technician test on 8/11 and received my call sign 5 days later. KD0SWA
@ Thomas J Coyle III
I retired in 2002 and the "honey does" list got longer. Only problem is you don't have a job to escape…"
"Hello all. Looks like I made it #40.I have not been 40 in 30.
Built a tracked vehicle and used a BS2 to control it. Autonomous of course. No GPS. Ultrasonic, IR, and Tactile. Later I purchased some vision software but never got around to using it.…"