Exploration Rover #42

Posted: 2010/09/18 in Uncategorized

This is exploration rover #42.

Rover Mk 1

Rover Mk 1

It did not meet all the specification requirements, but was a good platform to experiment with various implementation.  It quickly became a ratnest of wires… but it was a prototype.

The main brain of the rover was a ASUS Netbook (700) running Ubuntu, most of the I/O was through several Phidget I/O controllers.

It was rather heavy and bulky, Mk 2 will be more compact.

B.T.W. I plan to put the display on the back of Mk 2.  That way I can read the display as the rover runs away from me 😉

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