If this is the robot lawn mower for the yard, I know a guy that did it a few
ago. Perhaps it would make a good article for SERVO magazine? I apologize that I
don't know anything about this Robo Mow...
When I had the case off of mine to paint it I decided reverse
engineering wouldn't be worth the effort. The sensors appeared self
explanatory & just getting rid of the *huge* motherboard & replacing it
with a PIC would be much easier.
I had assumed all the brains were in the hand held bit. Absolutely
amazing how big the MB is!
Ladybug :) I'm still looking for a couple of the eyes-on-spring things
to put on it to *really* confuse people. If I ever get a video of it
I'll post the link.
I didn't bother to modify it -- my wife would shoot me if I broke
something that cost this much. Just from the looks of it though I'd say
you could remove PC board, hook it up to something like a MarkIII
controller & have all of the brains in the hand unit. I'd also change
the hand unit controller to use a joystick or something as it's *very*
difficult to steer.
I would *love* to know what possible use some of the setup is -- like
having to calibrate it! What??? That's done anywhere so it's not
something needed by the loop sensors.
I suppose the POST is looking for the guide wire, though even that takes
an awfully long time.
Maybe when I finish my driveway sweeper I'll take another look at it.
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