DoodleBorg - Our V1 Raspberry Pi tank




DoodleBorg is a 6 wheel rover robot we built to show the power capability of the PiBorg motor controller

Specifications

Brains controlled by a Raspberry Pi
Controller: Motors powered by 6x PicoBorg reverse controllers
Batteries: 1-2 x 12 V DC (10 Ah each)
Motors: 6 x 350 W high torque motors
Chassis: 6 mm thick laser cut steel
Sides: Perspex cut by Phenoptix
Power: Approx 3 hp (2.1 KW)
Size: Approx 30 inches long (76 cm), 27 inches wide (69 cm), 15 inches tall (38 cm)
Weight: Approx 143 lb (65 Kg)
Other: 4 x emergency power off switches controlling power relays






To control DoodleBorg using a PS3 controller we have modified the pbrJoystick.py example to drive 6 boards (one motor / wheel each) and add protection for the controller going out of range or loosing power.
You can view the modified version at http://piborg.org/doodleborg/ps3-source
We will be bringing out examples of DoodleBorg doing tasks autonomously later, so stay tuned!

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