I've finally managed to make enough progress to get to a point where it's worth sharing my project. Allow me to introduce Mog-Y!
So, the purpose of Mog-Y is to provide an experimental platform to develop an architecture for autonomous vehicles that is scaleable and can be applied to as many different configurations as possible. I've got a plan to develop more vehicles of various sizes, and one or two cools things in mind.
So the vehicle uses a Pixhawk for vehicle control and sensor data collection, and this will be linked to an Nvidia Jetson board. The Jetson board will be used for high-level tasks including comms, re-routing and controlling other things. I need to start putting money aside for a Velodyne Puck to enable the more interesting route planning on the fly.
The voltage regulator for the LiPo is in the post so I'll have the jetson up and running in the next few days. And then the scary programming begins!