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APP4MC/Rover

A Rover comprehensive development and documentation is also given at Github with documentation and source repos.

APP4MC Rover Demonstrator

Hardware

  • Rover kit as described on this page is deprecated, therefore please check the following parts:
Part Quantity Price each in € Price total Link exemplarily Link for Germany
Rover 5 Robot Chassis (includes 9V AA Battery holder for the motor) 1 50 50 Pololu -
Raspberry Pi 3 with 16GB 1 40 40 Element14 -
PI Camera 1 25 25 Element14 -
Sharp GP2Y0A41SK0F Analog Distance Sensor 6 4 24 AE -
Pololu RPi hat motor controller #2756 1 35 35 Pololu -
Motor controller connector 1 1 1 Pololu -
Powerbank for RPI 1 25 25 Element14 or GB Conrad
Rover-Sense-Layer 1 ~14 ~14 V2 can be ordered directly from KiCAD e.g. via PCBWay or AllPCB using the provided files -
A/D Converter 1 3,15 3,15 AE Conrad
Logic Level Converters 2 1,06 1,06 AE (size has to be checked!) Link
Magnetometer 1 1,58 1,58 AE -
US sensor SR04 2 2 4 AE -
Temp. / Hum. sensor 1 2,22 2,22 AE Amazon
OLED Display 1 3 3 AE Amazon
Accelerometer / Gyro 1 0,94 0,94 AE Sertronics
Buzzer 1 1,5 1,5 (10 pcs) AE Conrad
Resistors 3 x 1 (100 pcs) AE Conrad
Buttons 2 x 1 (50 pcs) AE Conrad
Pin Header 1 1 1 (10 pcs) AE Conrad
Spacers 1 4 4 AE -
IC Socket 1 1 0,18 - Conrad
Pin Heads straight 1x36 2 1,92 3,84 - Conrad
Pin Heads angle1x36 1 2,6 2,6 - Conrad
Distance bolts 2 0,23 0,46 - Sertronics
36 - ~240 EUR No shipping, assembly included -
  • 3D extensions (to be printed via 3D printer) are provided here.
  • Using the official RPI SenseHAT for the Rover is currently not possible.

RoverSenseLayer

Software

  • the Rover's documentation (install guide, web-access incl. camera stream, and tracing possibilities), the AMALTHEA model, and the application SW can be found @: git Rover repository
  • Rover SD card images are available here

Investigation results

  • Sadly, no ultra sonic sensor (Grove, SRF02, and SR04) gives reliable values. Since we do not focus the Rover's application itself, we leave any implementations for sophisticated front and rear distance measurements via additional or other sensors combined with any filtering or similar algorithms to the community.

Included Implementations

  • Displaying Hono, BT, and Wifi connection via OLED display
  • Website generation for live stream, controls, and sensor data / CPU utilisation visualisation
  • Wifi hotspot
  • ACC
  • Grove / SR04 / SRF02 US Sensor access via wiringPi library but unreliable values
  • IR sensor access
  • Hono interaction
  • Buzzer implementation

Upcoming Implementations

  • Bluetooth implementation to allow Android App control
  • Temp. Hum. sensor, Accelerometer, Gyro