View Full Version : A New Hero ??

08-06-2012, 07:03 PM
Latest project is rebuilding a hero robot and bringing up to date. innards totally replaced. i am using a quad core pc and final spec is no doubt subject to change. a few pictures below to be going on with. i ideally i wanted to use a pc bot 914 but a hero chassis was used instead, ok well not much of it. all electronics powered by dc batteries.


08-06-2012, 11:23 PM
Was that a Kinect I saw on the top?! Way cool! What is it running- Win7?? And what is that board on the front left? One on the right looks like a Serializer.

08-07-2012, 01:02 AM
yep using a kinect and trying out SLAM- your correct using a serializer too. the board on the left is a usb I/O board. i am using dual boot at the moment using win 7 and linux with ROS with SSD.the robot really is in constant development i am constantly changing things. lots of USB in use too !

adding more boards, a more stable PSU as the kinect is quite picky. will post more as i progress. this thing can damage walls !

08-07-2012, 11:32 AM
I hate you. Now I want to do this with my Hero that's gathering dust.

08-07-2012, 05:20 PM
Andrew - go for it. i have learnt so much about robotics since building this robot. i looked at my hero before ripping him apart and thought....hmmm you could be so much better lol.