omniBOT (aka Jon Tyler) autonomous roaming
As promised, I added one more vid of omniBOT (aka Jon Tyler) to this listing. J.T. is an autonomous roamer with three servos attached to holonomic wheels. Code is pbasic using a Basic Stamp and BOE serial with a USB converter stick. The code was revised from a bi-directional platform to that of a three wheeled holonomic platform. omniBOT navigates using a Ping sensor. His routines are fairly efficient; avoiding and navigating around most obstacles. The general chassis build took less than a couple hours. The programming added considerable time to the project given I had to figure out the geometry of the holonomic wheels and adapt bi directional code to purpose. Most of his components are leftovers from previous bot builds. Thanks to Parallax, Budget Robotics, Acroname, and Folgers for the coffee can lid. More to come.