I have always bean interested of self balancing robots do they have many challenging parts. And I have bean planing to build one for many years but never come round to it.
I stumbled on a forum post at the Arduino forum that gave me the inspiration to start up a new project for a self balancing robot.
The goal for the project is of curse to get the robot to balance but it should also take commands from a remote control. It should also override the commands from the remote control if the local sensors detect a obstacle or detects a two big tilt angle.
I will also make a GUI with processing that will read and present sensor values and other information from the robot and it should also be possible to control the robot from the GUI.
Now when the Swedish crone is strong to the dollar I took the opportunity to order some things for the robot from Pololu Robotics and Electronics.
Here is the part list:
|1||2||0||1443||29:1 Metal Gearmotor 37Dx52L mm with 64 CPR Encoder||0||2||39.95||79.90|
|2||1||0||1084||Pololu 37D mm Metal Gearmotor Bracket Pair||0||1||7.95||7.95|
|3||1||0||1083||Pololu Universal Aluminum Mounting Hub for 6mm Shaft Pair||0||1||7.95||7.95|
|4||1||0||1439||Pololu Wheel 90x10mm Pair – White||0||1||9.95||9.95|
|5||1||0||1266||LPR510AL Dual-Axis (Pitch and Roll or XY) Gyro with ±100°/s and ±400°/s Ranges||0||1||19.95||19.95|
|6||1||0||1252||MMA7341L 3-Axis Accelerometer ±3/11g with Voltage Regulator||0||1||14.95||14.95|
|7||1||0||2110||Pololu Step-Down Voltage Regulator D15V35F5S3||0||1||14.95||14.95|
|8||1||0||707||Dual VNH3SP30 Motor Driver Carrier MD03A||0||1||49.95||49.95|