I'm trying to design and build an "open source" radar system. The premise is that while we have the hacked Neato and the RoboPeak system, I've not found anything for outdoor use. So I've built this scanner pictured below.
The parts list so far is
1) Hobbypower BGM5208-200T-12 HS Brushless Gimbal Motor
2) AlexMos 8 bit controller
3) Arduino Uno
4) Sparkfun Line follower (as a simple rotary encoder)
5) 12vdc power supply
The design criteria is that no special tools (lathe, mill, tap & die) are required. All parts shall be easily available from reputable sources. From this I hope more people will build one and begin to give real sight to their AV.
My question is how to best promote this project and share files like these two versions for the Lightware SF02 and Lidar Light units I made with Solidworks.
I'm a real NOOB with Github and blogs, so any suggestions would be helpful.