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HomoFaciens
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Remote controlled rover

Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:08 am

Hi folks!

I have turned my Raspberry Pi into a webcam equipped robot, You can control it via a browser (Javascript enabled).
Pictures and Downloads are available at the project page:
http://www.homofaciens.de/technics-robo ... navion.htm

You can control the Rover at:
http://www.homofaciens.de/technics-robo ... navion.htm

How to control my rovers is described at a YouTube video (this is not the raspberry-rover, but the control interface is similar):
http://youtu.be/fCdoGIJT-io

It's controlled by Perl scripts (including picture upload), the control interface is done by Java script and a little C program controls the GPIOs. The latest source code of a simplified version (the scripts running on my server are more complex) is available as download:
http://www.homofaciens.de/download_en_n ... DownloadR3
(It's the R3 project)

The included README.txt describes what I have done to make the robot run, starting with a new Wheezy-Raspbian install (WLAN must be running on your system). If Apache is up and running on your Pi, you can access the robot in your home network.

The Raspberry made it's first steps inside my RoboSpatium on the day the NASA rover Curiosity landed safely on Mars. So feel like a NASA engineer running my Curiosity Pi on a distant place (it's closer to you than Mars, so the signal delay is shorter than 20Minutes)

Have fun!

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Fabryz
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Re: Remote controlled rover

Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:11 pm

Wow, that's just like what I wanted to do! :shock:
RC Car remotely controlled from the web with Node.js + websockets

But i'm not so good with electronics, I hope I will be able to learn something from your tutorial :)

Chris Gage
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Re: Remote controlled rover

Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:15 pm

Wow. Great project info and video showcase of the work you are doing with the RaspberryPi.
I will be using your tutorials to get my own robot up and running.

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Re: Remote controlled rover

Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:27 pm

@HomoFaciens
I'm near the CZ-2F rocket and I don't seem able to move the rover around anymore

fusca
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Re: Remote controlled rover

Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:09 pm

FANTASTIC!!! I hope my raspberry pi arrives soon because I want to do something like THIS!!!

Thank you for the project!!!!

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Re: Remote controlled rover

Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:11 pm

Fabryz wrote:But i'm not so good with electronics, I hope I will be able to learn something from your tutorial :)
The electronics is really very simple. So if you have some experience in doing soldering you will succeed. There are just three small signal transistors needed to transform the voltage output from 3.3V to 5V. If you are using 5V input voltage instead of the 12V (and cabling with a greater diameter) you don't need the voltage regulators. The headlight is also not necessary for your first attempt.

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Re: Remote controlled rover

Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:13 pm

Chris Gage wrote:I will be using your tutorials to get my own robot up and running.
Great! I would like to discover other places on distant planets than my own attic.

:D

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Re: Remote controlled rover

Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:14 pm

Fabryz wrote:@HomoFaciens
I'm near the CZ-2F rocket and I don't seem able to move the rover around anymore
It looks like another operator was able to free the Rover - or it was just waiting for the Chines rocket to lift off :D

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Re: Remote controlled rover

Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:30 pm

The video about the construction details is now available at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2_sDXPzA5M&feature=plcp

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Re: Remote controlled rover

Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:34 pm

it's "All Hallows’ Eve" and it looks like ghosts have captured the curiosity pi...


:twisted: Happy Halloween :twisted:

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