DoodleBorg is a 6 wheel rover robot we built to show the power capability of the PiBorg motor controller
|Brains controlled by a Raspberry Pi Controller: Originally motors powered by 6x PicoBorg reverse controllers Controller: Now powered by 3x PicoBorg Diablo 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 https://www.piborg.org/blog/doodleborg-ps3-source-code We will be bringing out examples of DoodleBorg doing tasks autonomously later, so stay tuned!
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