Archive for April, 2018

Double DOH!

Posted in Sensing on April 11, 2018 by asteriondaedalus

Finally, an affordable radar sensor.

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DOH!

Posted in Home Made Lidar on April 11, 2018 by asteriondaedalus

So, I am having to hurry up as the commercial lidar are now coming down to where they should be in terms of price/performance.

 

One step closer

Posted in Home Made Lidar on April 9, 2018 by asteriondaedalus

Here is the gimbal board blinking.

What it took was a bit of work to sort a driver for a USBtinyISP programmer.

Then some fidgeting to get the programmer header to stay in place.

You can actually crash the programmer it turns out by shorting pins – if the header is not seated properly or it moves.

Otherwise, if everything is in place it takes literally a second to burn the bootloader onto the board.

I set the board up as an Uno in the IDE, opened up blink example and uploaded.

Next is to strip out the code from drive one of the 3 motor ports to get a motor rotating for the LIDAR.