All posts for the month December, 2016

snowbotAfter finding out that mowing a lawn in a rectangular pattern is quite difficult, I decided to spend some time perfecting our use of rotary encoders and the Piksi GPS by building a small robot that could plow the snow for me each winter.  A driveway offers a smooth, rectangular area to traverse, which should be fairly simple for a robot.  To start, I decided to construct a remote controlled snow plow with a first person view (FPV) camera.  Eventually, I will add the GPS and self-driving capability.  This robot was a blast to drive, especially sitting inside where it was warm while it was cold and snowing outside! Continue Reading