Rover project phases

[this page is the main reference for the project – continuously updated]

Mechanics

Well, this point it is easy:

rover

I don’t have the time, tools and experience to produce a good result. Moreover the costs (i.e. tools, materials) are to high and simply not justifiable for one demo project.

Electronics

Overview

Used pins:

  • PD12, PD13 TIM4 motor PWM
  • PA1, PD14 OPAMP1 and OPAMP2 motor ADC
  • PC1 ADC1 main voltage monitor
  • PD8, PD9 USART3 bluetooth module

Controller board

stm32f3discovery

Power and motor driver board

motor-board-schematic

motor-board-3

Version 2

Based on H bridges.

main

rover-100-proto

Transmission

bluetooth

Software

Overview

Communication

Phase 1: PC to board (USB)

STM32 monitoring multiple analog channels

motor-current2

motor-all running

Phase 1: PC to board (Bluetooth)

Serial port to bluetooth chip to PC.

bluetooth-board

Phase 2: Android to board (Bluetooth)

Android Rover Controller

device-2013-11-10-112355-android-joystick

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