Category: Block Design

Pulling it together, Part 1 of ?

Posted on August 9, 2017

With all of the major libraries ‘done’ I thought I’d brainstorm how they would fit together and to see if there were interactions that I’d missed based on who-instantiates-what. After some whiteboarding, this is what it looks like: Hardware is at far right, in green ink; libraries are in yellow stickies. I re-worked this with […]

Small Steps…

Posted on March 29, 2014

I finally got all the logic power connections tested and done, and got a number for steady state current consumption! The magic number is….  ~700mA ! This was for several items powered up at once: Beaglebone Black Adafruit GPS Realtime clock Powered USB hub USB memory stick USB WiFi link The battery I have right […]

Serendipity

Posted on February 19, 2014

Check this out: http://www.adafruit.com/products/1722 Cool, no? Not convinced? I don’t really need this for autonomous racing, although there might be applications for determining gravel from grass, or tall shrubs and other veggie-hazards from background noise. But as a gardening assistant it might give the rover something to do when it’s not racing. I think what […]