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AGV

AGV

So this is my latest robot that I am working on. It consists of an arduino uno, 2 servos from the car and a Memsic 2125. I bought the memsic 2125 form radio shack. … Read more

Possible AGV

So I came across patrick's agv (http://letsmakerobots.com/node/18922) and his tutorial (http://letsmakerobots.com/node/19554.) and I remembered that I have a nice rc car. Once I learn more about robotics, I plan to build an Automated guided vehicel with the same compass and gps. Is this a hard build? 

 

Here is a video that I took of the rc car

MY AGV development platform

 

I decided to do this as a blog as I plan for this to be a long term test platform as I mess around with different tech along the way.

OK I started by buying this RC truck chassis on eBay:

It uses a 7.2v NiMH battery and powers the motor using an ESC that delivers a few AMPs of 6v through a BEC to power a transceiver and the steering servo. Instead of a transceiver, I am hooking up an Arduino Fio and various components, housing them in a project box:

Skydiver can move on the ground or be lifted on a weather balloon. During its whole mission the robot measures the background  resp. cosmic radiation and capture … Read more
Sends GPS coordinates, buttons, LED's, LCD, buttons, LED's, and more buttons.
Robots with GPS waypoints can develop a list of waypoints, and with more complex robotic systems this can be tricky to manage. VStack (vertical stack, I don't know … Read more
  So you are interested in building a GPS guided vehicle? Well this is not for the beginner. This walk through does not hold your hand. I am expecting that you … Read more

AGV

Here is my AGV. It drives to GPS waypoints.  It is currently using a Arduino, GPS, and of course a motor controller. The bot itself is a Hummer RC truck from … Read more
Transport components out of robot cell
Using a
I'm working on a bachelor's project, together with 5 other students, where we're going to continue development of and improve a laser guided AGV. Read more