The Watcher - update 8 March 2012
Hello everybody! Here is my first robot. It is so sweet:) I love it! :) At the moment it is not autonomous, but in the future it should be. It was not so easy to fit all the components into this little chassis, that’s why there are so many cables and wires. Actually in my plans was to attach ipcam on it, but now there are no place for the cam. Maybe I will build one floor more, or some how else fit the cam on it. Like you saw on the video I`am controlling the robot via Xbee, but in the future I will control it thru the internet(ethernet shield). Adaptive mapping is all so very interesting..:) So the hardware is done and now is start for software:) More pictures you can see here: http://www.instantgallery.de/i/mtik3j/20046216
I have a little problem with my robot. The problem is that it doesn't goes straight forward. Sometimes it change direction by it self.. I wrote the code that I’m using and I shoot a video how it looks like in reality. Maybe someone has a better solution(code) how to get it working. My encoder wheel has 12 counts for one rotation, so every 30 degrees comes a count.
Thank you very much!
First try that the watcher drives alone:) It was more front sensors test than autonomous driving:)