wild thumper battery and project help
April 8, 2012
I'm looking to build a internet controllable robot that uses a microsoft kinect, opencv, raspberry pi (or pandaboard), a wild thumper controller, and a wild thumper chassis. I would like to keep the raspberry pi continuously powered and have it turn on the wild thumper controller when it needs to move. I'm very new to building robots, and more comfortable with software than hardware.
I'm looking for a battery that I can leave plugged in to the wild thumper controller. Can I do this with a nimh or li-po. Is it safe to do this? Ideally, I'd like to only re-charge the batteries every few days.
Any information or general tips for my project are greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!