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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

uC (MicroCrawler)

So I've decided to call this robot uC, short for MicroCrawler. It is also a micro-controller based robot, so it fits double.

I got a 9-axis IMU and a bluemirf module in the mail today, and they fit nicely and look great. Here's a shot showing them mounted, with the proper gearmotors mounted, and the non-drive wheels temporarily attached. I'm pretty happy with how its turning out.

uC Is a Small Robot...
My Teensy carrier board is being made at OSH Park, and I should get that early in the new year. Here's what it looks like:

Teensy 3.1 Carrier Board
It has a lot of 0.050" spacing plugs, and uses all of the regular I/O pins on the Teensy.

I'm not going to be able to do much more to the robot itself until the carrier board arrives - I don't want to be soldering and then de-soldering wires from my sensors and h-bridge board, so I'll wait until I get the board to hook everything up. In the meantime, I'll be working on the software that will run on the Teensy, and possibly also I'll be working on the monitoring software that will run on my phone.

A few more random pictures:


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