52 Photos - Nov 1, 2012
Photo: A mess, or the newest vb Hackerspace?Photo: Puzzle!Photo: 19.2v battery pack being customized for the project box.Photo: Modifying USB cables to fit inside the "project box".Photo: Asus N66U router which will be the brains of the operation.  Can you spot the micro sd card slot?Photo: The beginnings of something expensive... An idea of how the main communications unit will sit on the drive-train.Photo: Hack the joystick!  Got it working with a TTL to RS232 conversion.Photo: I knew my Parallax Propeller Pro Dev board would come in handy someday. hah.Photo: Cable mangling.Photo: New multimeter!Photo: Power supply section before.Photo: Power supply section after.Photo: USB to Serial to TTL.Photo: Perfect fit!Photo: Power testing!Photo: The innards are coming together. From left to right: servo controller, serial to usb, I2C to usb, GPS.Photo: Aluminum structural upgrades for the drive train.Photo: Servo controller, compass, and two temperature sensors all on one I2C serial line.Photo: Battery holster in place on the lid.Photo: Bird came to witness/sign off on the power testing...Photo: Photo: Amperage readings during the power testing, not bad!  Battery ran for over 1.5 hours while the rig was being stress tested.Photo: RouterBot WiFiPhoto: Photo: Photo: Proposed power supply. Four 1500uF caps and three .1uF ceramic caps with fuse protection on the 19v section.Photo: Thermal testing.Photo: Inside!Photo: Thermal testing day two.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Cruisin' the neighborhood.Photo: Photo: Inside the freezer.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: 4x4 present, thanks Jean!Photo: RouterBot 4x4 w/ 4G antennaPhoto: RouterBot 4x4 w/ 4G antenna