Link to the Brookstone Rover

I hope you folks enjoyed my overview of the Brookstone 2.0 Rover.  In my next blog (Part 1) I'm going to include tons of video footage from the rover's Camera and Night Vision Camera (Going to use it when it gets dark tonight).  If you have any experience with intercepting commands from the Device/Controller to the Rover so I can use the codes/commands to reverse engineer the rover.  I'm going to need all the help that I can get!

To Do List:

1.  Purchase an Android Tablet

2.  Upgrade Telemetry Kit

3.  Switch out current power source (6 AA Batteries) to a LiPo Battery System

4.  Get Mission Planner Working/Running

5.  Integrate an APM 2.5

6.  Get it to work with ArduRover

7.  Get it to work with AndroRover (Once step 1-6 are complete)

Brookstone Rover 2.0 Specs:

Video Stream Format .mp4
Video FPS 25 fps
Snapshot Format JPEG
CMOS 300,000 pixels
Wi­Fi Antenna 802.11 b/g
Microphone Yes
Movement Motor 6500 revolutions per second, DC 9.0V
Age Grade 14 and up
Compatitbility iPod touch® (3rd & 4th generation), iPhone® 4S, iPhone® 4, iPhone® 3GS, iPad®, iPad® 2 and iPad® (3rd generation), Android™ 2.2 and later, Apple iOS: 5.1 and later
Batteries 6 AA (included)
Running Time Approximately 2.5 hours
Maximum Range Up to 200 ft.
Weight 2.3 lbs
Dimensions with Antenna 10.25"w x 7.75"l x 7.75"h
Distance Approximately 200 ft. (unobstructed), 100 ft. (obstructed)
Camera 320x240px at 25 frames per second
Stealth Night Vision Lens 850nm
Social Media Compatibility

Email, Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr

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Comment by Arthur Benemann on April 9, 2013 at 6:07pm

What is AndroRover?

I'm planning on building a multiplataform GCS with DroidPlanner. If you like to be a tester for the Rover platform let me know.

Comment by Joshua Johnson on April 9, 2013 at 6:15pm

Hey Arthur,

I'd absolutely love to be a tester for your Rover platform!  Kevin Hester is a developer on Diydrones that is working on AndroPilot and I talked with him and he said if I could get Mission Planner to run on it that he could easily set up AndroPilot to work as an AndroRover.  I'll take a look at DroidPlanner right now. :)


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