Electronics Projects Index

After transitioning to WordPress, I started writing up my newer projects as ‘blog posts’ rather than ‘pages’. Please find below a list of links to every electronics project related blog post:

Comments (4)

  1. James F. Ward says:

    May I suggest the addition of a mast with the batteries located at the top. (see original Hanno video) Tall objects fall over very slowly. Hanno placed his camera and his batteries on the top of a mast to allow more time for the system to correct in pitch. The accel. should be located on the top of the mast and the gyro placed as close as possible to the pitch (axle) center line. The accel. is at a serious disadvantage located so close to the pitch axis. Consider, if you place the accel. on the pitch axis it would sense only forward/reverse acceleration generated by the motors, not the acceleration due to the rate-of-change as the robot falls over.

    Try this experiment. Take your kitchen broom, place the handle in the palm of your flat open hand. Try to balance the broom (brissels up) by moving your hand as required to keep the broom vertical. With a little practice……. Now try the same thing with a ball point pen.

    Just a few loose thoughts over Saturday morning coffee. No offense intended, I hope none taken.

    James (jim) Ward
    Carrollton Texas

  2. admin says:

    Thanks for the additional information, James. I’ll definitely try placing the battery higher. I had noticed that many balancing robots had a mast, but until now I haven’t understood the physics behind it.

  3. James F. Ward says:

    You probably have looked at this site but I pass it along anyway. http://www.balbots.com They have a good box mast “Balance Bot” design. When I found out they were out of business I shamelessly copied the mechanical lay out for a one-off project I have substituted my own electronics. I seem to remember a vidio link showing thir Bot in operation.

    Jim Ward

  4. john topf says:

    Any chance I can get the code for this? Ive already purchased all of the parts. Id appreciate any help you could give. thanks

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