Rover with Object Avoidance and Remote Control Project by: Bob Mixon, Carmel, Indiana
This project is presented in a series of emails between Bob Mixon and Phase Dock founders Chris and Barbara Lehenbauer. The project continues. You can follow Bob on his blog or watch this space for more.
March 13, 2020
Hi Phase Dock — The robot project I’m working on is large and fairly complex. I like your mounting system so much I just might do a bit of redesign so I can fit a standard size.
In the base is the power, drive, object avoidance and remote control systems; 15,000 oz-in torque, Arduino Mega, Raspberry Pi and Spektrum PWM receiver. The upper sensor boom, not shown in pictures, is operated by a Jetson Nano micro-computer and processes all AI (TensorFlow) video, audio and external sensors.
As you can see, I am using Plexiglas for component placement. This is why I’m interested in using your system. I’d like to be able to unplug the motors and sensors, then pull all the electronics out as a unit. This makes for easier development. This is large and heavy. It’s 18” long, 12” wide and weighs about 25 pounds. So putting this on my bench to work on is getting more and more difficult.