A Hacker’s Guide to the K501G

posted in: GNSS, GPS | 6

The post last month on RTK GNSS systems continues to generate conversation both on this blog and offline. It turns out that I wasn’t the only person who entered the world of RTK without a perfect knowledge of the rules … Continued

80 Years Well Lived

posted in: Personal | 8

Today I want to break away from the world of robotics and wish Happy 80th Birthday to my Grandaddy. Grandaddy was born on May 20, 1937 in rural northwest Alabama. He grew up in a poor time in a poor … Continued

Spilling the Beans on RTK

posted in: GLONASS, GNSS, GPS | 52

If you’re unfamiliar with GNSS technology terms, you’ll want to read Tuesday’s post to bring you up to speed for today’s discussion. A key goal at the outset of this blog was to cut through sales jargon and technical jargon and give the … Continued

RTK Autopilot Upgrade (part 1)

posted in: GLONASS, GNSS, GPS, Rover 2 | 0

Welcome back fellow roboticists! I trust you guys had a great weekend. Over the weekend I decided to supercharge the roll-out speed for this project. So, without further delay, we present Rover 2 RTK Autopilot Upgrade: Whoa, last time we … Continued

Ignore At Your Shin’s Peril

posted in: Rover 2, Sabertooth | 0

Regular readers know that I occasionally assume the role of ‘ole Dad Roby and hand down what I believe to be hard-won wisdom. When you’re testing out your wheelchair robot — especially in the early phases before you know it like the … Continued

Sabertooth Tricks

posted in: Rover 3, Sabertooth | 0

Last time we spoke at length about the Sabertooth controller and mentioned it’s ability to record flight data. Here is a sample recording from a run of a big rover (specifically, the big robot pictured above): It turns out this data is … Continued

Fried Driver

posted in: Arduino, Rover 2, Wheelchair | 0

Let’s start this off with some outtakes from playing chicken with Rover 2:   Now some of you guys are thinking that’s irresponsible. Agreed. But hey, ever thought you may get to be 90 years old and wish you’d been … Continued

Rover 2 is Born

posted in: Arduino, Rover 2, Wheelchair | 0

Today we introduce Rover 2! Rover 2 is one small step for our project, one giant leap in terms of utility. This robot frame is made to carry people, and in the USA, that’s often an ambitious proposition. Enough talk, … Continued

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