Autonomous Tank in progress

3690841925?profile=original



I am in the process of getting my tank up and running and figured Id leave a post of my progress.  I have been reading on DIY Drones for a long time now and decided it was time to contribute a little bit.  I built the model in Rhino3D and then laser cut the frame out of acrylic.  The treads and motor are pretty common parts and can be easily found on sparkfun or anywhere else really.  After designing a PCB built specifically for this project I used a Dx5e and AR6110e Receiver to drive the L298 Bridge Driver.  That worked pretty well but Im still having trouble getting enough power to the motors.  The battery I have chosen is a 3-Cell lithium 6aH that plugs directly into the PCB.  I am still working on a code to get this working autonomously.  I am trying to use the EM-406 to give me precise location and distance to other waypoints but have been struggling with the code.  In the future I would like to build multiple tanks and have them communicating between each other.


-Will


You need to be a member of diydrones to add comments!

Join diydrones

Email me when people reply –

Replies

  • Very ggod job. I'd like it.

  • and all this started from lego mindstorms
  • Moderator
    So, image number two is your board? Looks good! Does it take the place of the Arduino and shield in picture 1?
  • bump
This reply was deleted.

Activity

DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @a1k0n: Did I get rid of hand-tuned parameters? Yes. Am I still hand-tuning more parameters? Also yes. I have a few knobs to address the…
yesterday
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @a1k0n: I'm not going to spoil it, but (after charging the battery) this works way better than it has any right to. The car is now faste…
yesterday
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @a1k0n: Decided to just see what happens if I run the sim-trained neural net on the car, with some safety rails around max throttle slew…
Monday
DIY Robocars via Twitter
Saturday
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @SmallpixelCar: @a1k0n @diyrobocars I learned from this. This is my speed profile. Looks like I am too conservative on the right side of…
Saturday
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @a1k0n: @SmallpixelCar @diyrobocars Dot color is speed; brighter is faster. Yeah, it has less room to explore in the tighter part, and t…
Saturday
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @a1k0n: I'm gonna try to do proper offline reinforcement learning for @diyrobocars and throw away all my manual parameter tuning for the…
Friday
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @circuitlaunch: DIY Robocars & Brazilian BBQ - Sat 10/1. Our track combines hairpin curves with an intersection for max danger. Take tha…
Thursday
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @SmallpixelCar: Had an great test today on @RAMS_RC_Club track. However the car starts to drift at 40mph. Some experts recommended to ch…
Sep 11
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @gclue_akira: 世界最速 チームtamiyaのaiカー https://t.co/1Qq2zOeftG
Sep 10
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @DanielChiaJH: Always a good time working on my @diyrobocars car at @circuitlaunch. Still got some work to do if I’m to beat @a1k0n howe…
Sep 10
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @SmallpixelCar: My new speed profile for @RAMS_RC_Club track https://t.co/RtLb7TcgIJ
Sep 10
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @SmallpixelCar: Practiced at @RAMS_RC_Club today with my new @ARRMARC car https://t.co/AEu2hCx89T
Aug 28
DIY Robocars via Twitter
Aug 24
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @gclue_akira: 柏の葉で走行させてるjetracerの中身 #instantNeRF #jetracer https://t.co/giVvuE4hP7
Jul 4
DIY Robocars via Twitter
Cool web-based self-driving simulator. Click save when the AI does the right thing https://github.com/pncsoares/self-driving-car
Jul 4
More…