Building a Moving Platform Robot From Scratch

via nielspost on instructables

My name is Niels Post. I am a Computer Science student from the Netherlands. This robot is part of my internship at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. The robot is meant for use as a simple moving platform robot. It is able to drive and turn specified distances, and receive commands wirelessly. The robot is controlled through a webinterface (see picture).

The robot itself does not have any sensors on board yet, and does not know anything about its environment. To still be able to check the position of the robot, a Raspberry Pi can be used with a camera and QR codes to see the position and rotation of the robot. The raspberry Pi hosts the webinterface that can be used to control the robot, and see the live stream.

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