Archive for April, 2018

Double DOH!

Posted in Sensing on April 11, 2018 by asteriondaedalus

Finally, an affordable radar sensor.



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.