The upcoming Robogames kicked me in the butt enough to dust off my Onyx X plans.
You may recall, I was too busy with the robomagellan last year,
Worst case, I will have to find some time to build my own panels, but it'd really be quite nice if I could just buy them built :-)
Here's the draft Mech Warfare Ruleset for 2017. We will take input and questions for two weeks on the new rules. After that the committee
I've got a Neato LIDAR (v2.6 I think but for sure at least v2.4) and have hooked it up to serial and I'm able to see the output. The data
For the fun of it and to do some experimentation, I put together a new Teensy board, that is the same size and has the same hole pattern as the Arbotix-Pro.
New to the site/hobby, hope I'm putting this in the right place. I've tried to do all my research and will put as much pertinent info in here to help
The robot is the one on the left, in case there's any confusion.
And before you ask, yes, I'm deathly afraid that the epoxy bond will give out and the spheres will come off.
If this doesn't work, I'm considering
I had to find enough space on my board, so I mounted it under the already-socketed OpenCM without a socket.
I lined up the through-holes and soldered
Regarding regulators, Pololu makes several regulators with the same form factor, so maybe you could just swap regulators? I'm
sent you a message about sending you plates
Dave got the 2017 Mechwarfare rules updated for this year! Only 5 days left to register your robots for 2017. Press on and turn those parts into machines.
The new boards came back. 2 oz copper, for additional current capacity. This makes the through-holes slightly narrower, which with the default hole sizes
Problem Solved -- I was using RS232-USB adapter. Should be TTL-USB. Now works. Thanks for your help.
Ha! That explains the confusion :-)
Also: Adding Bluetooth takes away the one serial port on Pi3? That's sad. Although the swapparoo to use the