The Gunnerator - My mobile robotics test base
This is my current, somewhat ongoing robotics project.
The base is from an old RAD 1.0 robot toy from the 80s I think... I gutted, modded and painted it up for use as a mobile test base for learning with. Introducing Gunnerator - Mark I
It has the original two speed "transmission" currently servo controlled for high and low gear and I am running a 12v AGM 4Ah battery, feeding a L298N based Motor Driver board. This is controlled by the EZ-B interface board, that in turn communicates via Bluetooth or USB-TTL interface to my PC or one of my laptops.
I am currently using this base and controller to renew and expand my years old and partialy abandoned interest in electronics and robotics... finaly :)
Jan 2013 UPDATE - I have modified Gunnerator (lets call it Gunnerator - Mark II) with on-board PC and extra deck space, as listed below, and am currently using it as a mobile base to test programming an Arduino for use as the replacement brain, to allow untethered conrtol, as well as tele-presence experiments and programming for semi-autonomous action. While I am marking this posting as finished... in reality nothing ever is :)
Feb 2013 update - I finaly got around to posting a YouTube video of Gunnerator - Mark II... check it out :)
Feb 2013 update (Part 2) - Being just a little too top heavy and having limited upward visual range for the pan & tilt camera had me modifing Gunnerator into his current version - Mark III