Large Rover fully autonomous


This is F.L.O.O.P.Y. 42. The Robot uses 2 12 volt batteries(24v) controller is a dimension engineering 2x25. It is currently using a APM 2.6 with external compass and gps purchased from 3DRobotics.The drive system are 2 power chair motors

operating at 24volts.Also has 1240 maxbotic sonar on front left of vehicle.The frame is 3/4 inch angle with a plexiglass

platform.The shroud is from an old dehumidifier (lol).Also has 3drobotics telemetry (antenna seen front left.) The APM is

using a power module supplied by a 3 cell lipo 2450mah.Graphics are from build a sign.

I would like to thank everyone on this forum for their help in answering all of my questions during the build. And I 

would like to shout out a special thanks to TCIII for his help especially compass calibration and setup.

See Video on you tube of new improved Floopy 42

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  • I am adding a articulating mount with a go pro camera and a L.E.D. spotlight for nighttime missions.I also have

    a wild thumper being modified for the apm 2.6 system.

  • Well now, at last a project with a noble purpose. You should start a sponsored project - I'll take one:)

    The reason I asked - I have a 6 wheeled rover that I need to scale up in the near future - about the size of Floopy. Again, thanks for sharing.

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    That's really great.  We don't get to see too many Rover video so great to see it's progress!

  • I do have an application,Floopy will deliver a cold one to me.(lol).

  • Very nice, thanks for sharing. Do you have an application for Floopy?

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