March 7, 2011
I have (that is relative because I have not yet ordered my first parts from Robotshop) a PING ultrasonic sensor. I'll be having an arduino mini - though I'll no doubt buy something bigger after - and I wonder if I can efficiently make my upcoming rover (differentially driven, nothing special really) map it's surrounding area using a grid. Is it possible or will I run short on memory with the arduino mini? And more importantly, I need help with the code (I have 0 experience with code, though I have enough theory I guess...). Any suggestions are appreciated. Oh, and of course I will be using encoders, or maybe rough timing might do the job if the encoders are too big. Now that's another question :P; can I rely on time to effeiciently calculate the distance travelled?