"We've got a working Mecanum rover - it looks very similar to this one:
(AndyMark drive train with 6" mecanum wheels each driven by their own Castle Mamba Max Pro ESC)
I've got APM 2.6…"
The APM2.0 should work with the ArduRover2 2.43 code without a problem. I have used a APM1.4 with a Sabertooth 2X12 ESC to drive a 6WD rover and it work well.
If you want to have the three different modes, you will probably need a R/C…"
I have a 2.0 that i want to use for my rover project, but before I start, I want to make sure that it is fully compatable with the rover code.I plan on using the following combination.Electric wheelchair base unit.2.0 controllerSabertooth 2x25 motor controllerMinds-i autonomous sensor kit / software ( may need a little help here)Ardurover softwareSpectrum ground radio 3chIs there any part of this setup that will cause me challengesRegardsPaulSee More
I had originally shorted the 5v rail and ground on the ppm input blowing the d1 diode.I have replaced the diode D1.I have plugged the apm 2.0 into the mission planner. All seems to be working now as expected.except, It won't arm.The radio seems to be working properly and the controls are calibrated and operating within parameters as it was before I shorted the D1 diode.the board seems to be loading and flashing as it was before the mishap.I have even reloaded the firmware incase something…See More
Damnand things were going so well!I accidentally shorted the 5v line and the ground on the apm2.0 on the ppm input esc's still seem to work ( but dont arm)reciever seems to workbut the apm wont arm.anyone wish to provide me with possibilities before I start randomly digging?BTW I can not seem to locate a schematic in pdf format, where would I look?thnx in advancePaulSee More
"I too am interested in a comparison between the apm code and the mindi code
both look great and I am sure both have their place, but I would love to hear comments for someone who has used both
thnx in advance"
Hey, thats great! Jani Hirvinen replied to me regarding this. It seems they are not quite there yet. In a nut shell they have more demand than supply. Was thinking of setting up kits my self as the hardware is open source and Ontario has manny PCB facilities.
As an aside I was thinking of starting a group for Toronto UAV flyers.
Hey Paul, I was wondering if you were in Toronto these days, I'm trying really hard to make my quad fly with no success, everything works perfectly: GPS lock, xbee, radio modes, battery cells measurement, ESC calibration, compass, sonar.... I'm stuck at PID's, the copter takes off in a very sluggish way, no matter how I tweak the PID's I always end in a crash, so I thought I might as well pay someone for their time and save money on propellers. (Also save time in balancing them)
Please let me know if you are available. I am at Dufferin and Bloor, but if you want I can take all my gear to you. My phone number is 905 616 8482 (not long distance; Mississauga). As I said, I'm willing to pay for your time. All I want is to have the quad flying.