My First Segway
This is my first arduino project ever. I at first wanted to create a wireless car with a camera mount so that i can drive around the building. I started at the car scrap where I found two wiper motors for 10 EUR total (!). The man told me these things were incredibly strong so I figured why not carry me around then? The idea for a segway rose.
btw: the video is still an old one, i will upload a newer one asap
Thanks to people from the circuits-online forum I soldered my own motor control whose cables frequently melted - a lot - I finally got it working without any heat issues - thanks to the MOSFETs and thick enough wires - I first used ordinary transistors, but they got pretty warm:
After the wiring has been made thicker, it finally worked. here's a video of me standing on it and controlling it using the WASD-keys on my macbook in Processing: http://www.facebook.com/v/1675245211184
To control it, I use my android phone with TouchOSC (just released - 1 dec 2010). It sends the current x,y coordinate of my finger on the touchscreen to my macbook with Processing. This sends a signal through the xbees to the arduino in my segway.
I have a new video of me (standing on it riding it) still in the want-to-edit/upload-queue, so pls wait for more!
I now hooked up an AXIS ip camera and a wifi router. now im able to watch the cam-feed on my iphone and control it with my android phone!!