Posts Tagged ‘ robot ’

Big Rob – motor driver BTS7960B

Jan 12th, 2017 | By
Big Rob BTS7960B Motor Driver 43A H-Bridge wired

First I tried a small H-Bridge with 2.5 A to supply the DC motors with energy. But this type of motor driver was too small at that point the robot tried to turn on spot the motor driver burned out. Then I bought an upgrade for my Big Rob and now I am able to

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Big Rob – power train

Jan 10th, 2017 | By
Custom-Build-Robots-Big-Rob details

This article describes the components I build by myself or I bought for the power train. The power train are all components the robot needs to mount the big buggy tires and to get the tires spin. The DC gear motors are very strong and that’s the reason why the power train has to be

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Big Rob – A Raspberry Pi powered robot

Jan 3rd, 2017 | By
Big Rob front view

Big Rob is the latest robot I designed for off-road activities. The robot will be equipped with the latest technology like a precise navigation with the differential GPS architecture I built up. You will find more details about the differential GPS setup here. The big buggy tiers enable the robot to drive off road and not to

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Precise GPS GNSS positioning with a Raspberry Pi and the RTKLIB – software installation

Dec 28th, 2016 | By

This chapter explains which software needs to be installed on your Raspbian installation to get the RasPiGNSS Aldebaran module which should now be mounted on top of your Raspberry Pi working. For this explanation I will use Raspbian as operation system. I am using the Raspbian version “2016-09-23-raspbian-jessie.img“. From my experiences I would suggest that

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Finding Lane Lines on the Road

Dec 9th, 2016 | By
lane line drawn

Today I optimized my function to detect lane lines in a video. The video I used to test the latest version of my algorithm was recorded 2009 during a road trip together with FGordon. The video is very difficult for my setup because the quality is low and the lane lines are bleached frome time

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Raspberry Pi robot with mecanum wheels

Nov 23rd, 2016 | By
Raspberry Pi robot with mecanum wheels front

Last year I stated with the disc box robot. The brain of the robot is a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B with Raspbian Jessie. The robot uses mecanum wheels to drive around which are very special wheels. With the mecanum wheels the robot is able to strafe – move from side to side. Each wheel needs

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ZeroBorg – motor controller for your RaPi Zero

Jun 30th, 2016 | By
ZeroBorg motor controller - robot-car

Today (2016-06-30) I got my ZeroBorg from The motor controller is very small, fits on top of my Raspberry Pi ZERO and is perfect for my robot idea I have in mind with mecanum wheels. The ZeroBorg can control up to 4 motors independently. This enables a robot to drive with Mecanum in any

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Robot with mecanum wheels

Apr 23rd, 2016 | By

Today I finished my Floppy Disc Robot with mecanum wheels. This robot is a homage to the floppy disc beams the floppy disc into the new century. Actual the robot is powered by four DC motors and a Raspberry Pi 3. A single L298N H-Bridge is used as motor driver. This is the reason why

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Raspberry Pi self-driving robot

Mar 16th, 2016 | By
custom build robots self-driving robot

This post is about my self-driving robot car project. The idea was to build a robot which is able to drive around without crashing into the walls and furniture of my flat. The robot uses a Raspberry Pi 3 as control unit and sensors to scan the environment. All the Python programs developed to steer

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security robot

Mar 16th, 2016 | By
custom build security robot

The idea is to build a cheap and modular security robot as a Do-it-Yourself project with a Raspberry Pi as the brain of the robot. The robot will inform you over internet if an intruder is detected in your home. The robot will take pictures and videos from the burglar. Depending on the internet connection

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