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gps Waterproofing and impact protection?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Scriven Sep 25, 2012. 4 Replies

I was wondering if there were any ideas for waterproofing the gps module w/o interfering with it's operation? I'm also wondering about protecting it from impacts while still having it in a useful…Continue

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Adam Scriven replied to Apostolos's discussion mission planner for android ? in the group ArduRover User Group
"Do you know of any other "portable" mission planners? Or potentially-portable, like Raspberry-Pi/Beagleboard ports? Even IOS versions"
Jul 24, 2014
Adam Scriven commented on Thomas J Coyle III's group ArduRover User Group
"I haven't yet added the rover brain to my truck, but I'm wondering if the code could handle a couple of interesting features: 1) front and rear wheel steering, in case extra-tight turns or crab-walking is necessary for manoeuvres, 2) DIG…"
Jun 30, 2013
Adam Scriven replied to Adam Scriven's discussion Canadian version of DroneCell? in the group Canada
"Yeah, it only works on GSM on those frequencies tho, not HSPA+. I'm very much not a fan of Rogers, less so than the other telcos. But I'll admit it's been years since I've used their previously crappy service, IMNSHO. It would…"
Feb 8, 2013

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Bill Bonney replied to Adam Scriven's discussion Canadian version of DroneCell? in the group Canada
"The drone cell is a GSM Quad band radio that works on 850 900 1800 1900 MHz frequencies. It could work with the Telus/Bell network, they chose not to enable it! I think the recommendation is that you need to get a provider that is Rogers/Fido or a…"
Feb 8, 2013
Adam Scriven added a discussion to the group Canada
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Canadian version of DroneCell?

I'm attempting a few projects, including my rover, that will require cellphone voice access via computer audio. I know the DroneCell exists for everyone who's not on an AT&T/Bell/Telus style network, but for those of us who are stuck on UMTS/HSPA 850/1900, has anyone else come across an easy-to-find replacement?I've discovered a few USB dongles that theoretically work, or are known to work, but they are all so old that they've become quite hard to find. The one with the most information I…See More
Feb 7, 2013
Adam Scriven commented on Andreas M. Antonopoulos's page Testing the dronecell or other GSM modem in the group Telemetry over cellular IP
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"Hello, sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I'm wondering if there's a more UMTS/HSPA compatible device? I'm actually looking for the cellphone voice/sms/data 'thing' for at least 3 projects, but can't find any…"
Feb 6, 2013
Adam Scriven commented on Miguel Martín Mateo's blog post RCTimer Voltage & Current Sensor
"Damn, you're right my math was off, sorry, I meant 20S max! (Ebike is running 2 '36v' 9Ah packs together)"
Jan 21, 2013
Adam Scriven commented on Miguel Martín Mateo's blog post RCTimer Voltage & Current Sensor
"My newbieness continues to show itself in glorious new ways. Thanks for the info, Bill! Altho I've seen that sparkfun one and it's 52V only. I'll have to use that one for the Raspberry Pi Project (tm)."
Jan 20, 2013
Adam Scriven commented on Miguel Martín Mateo's blog post RCTimer Voltage & Current Sensor
"Any of these have higher voltage? I'm thinking about an e-bike project, but I run 10S Lipo & can't find one that can measure that high."
Jan 20, 2013
Adam Scriven commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Swarming drones and rovers cooperate
"Robots bring beer!? Robots Good! ;)"
Oct 23, 2012
Adam Scriven commented on Rich Maynard's blog post Project: Introducing Box-T (ArduRover)
"Very cool idea! If the animals get acclimated  perhaps adding something like a water gun or decomposable air-soft projectile? @Brian: I hesitate to say, but are you going to name your FidoRover K-9?"
Oct 5, 2012
Adam Scriven commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Using lasers to keep a UAV in the air indefinitely
"First thing I thought of was: Blindly beam a laser into the sky at "gps coordinates", what can go wrong! Seems like a cool project tho!"
Sep 27, 2012
Adam Scriven replied to Adam Scriven's discussion gps Waterproofing and impact protection?
"The vehicle itself is already functional,  I'm eventually just going to add an autopilot/etc. into it. I've got some pictures in a blog post actually. It looks like the APM itself would fit into the box too, I may need to reconsider…"
Sep 25, 2012
John C. replied to Adam Scriven's discussion gps Waterproofing and impact protection?
"Np....need some time to get my rover going too...post some pics as you're building!"
Sep 25, 2012
Adam Scriven replied to Adam Scriven's discussion gps Waterproofing and impact protection?
"AH, TYVM! I hadn't even thought of a micro-pelican! It even looks like a cooler, extra scale points and an excuse to get a roof rack! >:)"
Sep 25, 2012
John C. replied to Adam Scriven's discussion gps Waterproofing and impact protection?
"Small pelican case may help on a rover.  Something like this.  Shouldn't interfere with the GPS. http://www.pelican.com/cases_detail.php?Case=1010"
Sep 25, 2012

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About Me:
Stay-at-home Dad, recently getting into RC and UA/GV's
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Understanding the power is the first step in controlling it.

Frankly I find the whole thing fascinating, and can't get it out of my head. Never having played with RC, only toys, the ideas this is sprouting in my brain are overwhelming! An RC "thing" with a brain...

Most interested in starting with a UGV, adding a brain to my crawler. ;) I have the crawler already, and I figure stuff can't fall from the ground.

Also like the idea of spherical robots like Greg Schroll's Gyrosphere [ http://telovation.com/articles/ball-robot.html ]. Would very much like to figure something like that out.

The planes and helis are also very cool, but I have zero experience with them other than some toy indoor helicopters, so there is rather a lot of learning curve there.

Would also very much like to learn general fabrication techniques, like carbon fibre/fibreglass, metal working and other DIY stuff. I have some soldering experience and some woodworking experience and am generally handy, but am looking into more 'professional' upgrading of some of my skills.

Am thinking about setting up an autopilot on my RC Crawler, but seem to have caught myself between versions. Newer APM 2 is better than the first, but also not yet compatible with the ArduRover software developped for the first... Frustrating.

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Robo-Bucket!

Posted on August 27, 2012 at 10:22am 9 Comments

I remember reading someone asking a question about 'follow mode' for rovers, because they wanted their heavy toolbox to follow them around the job site. I'm sorry, I can't find the post or remember the poster right now though. I think it's a brilliant idea.

Last weekend I had a chance to test a proof-of-concept for a harvesting-bucket. I strapped a bucket to the…

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Path to Rover/Drone Acquisition...

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 8:00am 10 Comments

This drone 'stuff' seems to have taken over my brain, with FPV thanks to John Arne Birkeland's "Crawler 1" videos. I like how John's thinking process worked, testing the vehicle's drone capabilities via FPV driving made sense to me, and also FPV just looked cool!

 

So I've…

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