Creeper Build

The Build

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I went with a Rock Crawler rather than Monster Truck as it has rear steering and, lets face it, the autonomous aspects of running over rough terrain are a problem so plenty of fun there.  Meet the Venom Creeper.  Here is a video someone has put up on your tube to show you why this would make a great outdoor rover.  The Creeper was on sale as it superseded but who cares right, especially if you can save a few dollars.

I have a Beaglebone Black for the main mission computer for this autonomous Rover.  I have played a little with Go and Erlang on the board – I do like Erlang a lot.  I did promised to try to port MOOS-IVP as well so that it still on cards.

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For the autopilot component I will be using a AIO.

AIO

 

Why? Well can run ArduRover and since it is for terrain then 9DOF setup makes sense.

I have a second phone mount to take my Samsung S2 (same as on my indoor test bed).

Cyclops!

Cyclops!

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