Hey DiyDrones, New here, thought I'd introduce myself by talking about the project I'm planning out right now. Initially I had planned on building a quadcopter, but I decided first I'm going to build…Continue
"hi, would u mind posting a photo of ur six wheeler, my project does need to carry a decent payload, me and couple of mates are going a bathurst 1000, and if been put in charge of building a chilli bin , so basically my rover needs to be able to…"
My six wheel rover is home-made. I used six geared 12vdc motors from Lynxmotion and a Hammond aluminum box as a chassis. I have a Dimension Engineering Sabetooth 25amp/side motor controller taking R/C input from a Spektrum receiver. The…"
"ya I may do PoE on some of the outermost spurs, but in general whenever I bury conduit I like to at least put power, water, data and usually a spare.
I haven't pulled wire through every bit of conduit I've buried yet, but eventually…"
"I seem to be chasing you around this morning Niall!
I believe you could try Power over Ethernet for some of the remotes to limit the number of runs of power needed. I've never done it myself, I'm looking into it now actually.
"Thanks for reply. Do the routers and stations need their own power supplies? Would it be possible to do something similar with wireless boosters/ampifiers? If you have a few minutes to spare you might take a look at my FarmBoz…"
"Well it certainly wasn't easy. I have a very rugged piece of land that straddles a canyon so just getting connectivity meant I needed to get my network to the top of the mountain so I'd have line of sight to a communications tower…"
Any progress yet? I just finished putting together a Traxxas E-Maxx chassis from pieces purchased off of eBay. I presently have lowered the chassis body support posts to their lowest level on the shock towers in order to mount a…"
"Cool man, your projects sound interesting. Thank you for your reply.
I'd go for the robotic kits too if price wasn't an issue, but picking up a used crawler on craigslist saved me a lot of money on this project. I also picked…"
"Austin and I are pursuing a similar course.
We already have our EV1 unit constructed - APM 1.4 on Traxxas 2WD Slash.
Our EV2 unit is based on Mecanum wheels - and is on backorder from the RobotShop.
Our EV3 unit was to be a Tamiya tank - but after a…"