Telepresence Robotics Research Platform

One of my old projects: circa 2007

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This is the project I started after being laid off in the 2007 economic freakout.

It really did help me feel busy for those sore months of holidays.

But hey - the old firms partners need their race car teams and other perks, right!?

This was built around wheelchair motors and CNC cut baltic birch. Visual C# was used for telemetry control and Mikroelectronica 'MikroC' was used for PIC 18F4550 USB hardware interface on the robot.

One thing I learned that should be passed on: a 3 wheel robot base is unstable and will not be able to turn on even mildly uneven terrain.

It can turn... But it also throws itself over onto the ground.

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