Here's the new project i'm working at. It's a rover with autonomous or remote control, which will be equipped with a wireless camera, various sensors and with a lot of free space to add more features in future.
The case is based on an old PC case, which i adapted to the use (i made it a little smaller). Many other pieces are from previous dismantled projects, to cut on the costs :)
The rover can be controller with a PC, but i'm also planning a custom handheld controller.
The name is probably temporary :P
Here's the (current) part list:
- Arduino Diecimila microcontroller
- MD23 Motor controller
- 2x EMG30 motors
- XBee Pro 60 mW with wire antenna
- Ladyada XBee adapter
- CEM-1203 Buzzer
Here's the current internal of the robot. The space below the board is for the battery, the whole 1/3 on the back is basically free for future stuff :) You can see all the board, including the XBee module
This was the computer case before working on it. I cutted it to make it less tall, drilled the holes to attach the motors and the base plate.
Here's the base plate of the robot, with some test for where to place the stuff.
Here's the finished box, you can see the precisely drilled holes for the motors, the indentation on the bottom plate to house the motors: all the metal working that costed me quite some evenings :) Ultimately, putting the battery on the back proved to be a bad idea: too much weight on the fragile rear wheel, and too little on the front ones (they were started slipping). So i raised the electronics board and put the battery under it, at 2/3 of the deck.