Well it is November again. Which to some of us means a chance of snow. I was sitting around yesterday, looking for something to do. Well I found it. Thinking back a year ago, I remembered, how much my back hurt, from shoveling my walks.
Several years ago I had an idea, What if there was a way to make a machine shovel my walks for me, it could be controlled from my computer, and I watch what was going on from my screen. Well at that time, things like ArduRover simply didn't exist.
Now things do exist that could make this thing a reality. If a CAN (controller area network) system could be interfaced with ArduRover for the control stuff, hydraulics, heavy electric motor controls, and so on, there could be one of these included in everyone's arsenal for countering winter's assault. Well probably not everyone's, but for those fortunate enough to have a six figure income could have one. Well that leaves me out.
This was drawn with SketchUp, animated with SketchyPhysics. I used a video capture program to make the video, so the quality isn't top notch, but good enough for viewers to get the general idea.
Enjoy, hope it gets those gears turning.