A telepresence robot with a Pi Zero for the brains
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Step one of a project like this is opening up the donor chassis and seeing what you have to work with. I knew I would see some motors, and since that was all I was going to salvage anyway, that was fine with me. I ran into a problem almost immediately tho: after removing every screw I could find, I still couldn't get the back/bottom plate to budge. I tried researching online, but to no avail. So I broke out the Dremel and taught that bot a lesson.
As you can see, I'm an expert at keeping a steady hand.
I could see the motor housings below, but one of the things I cut off was the control board for the motor. It seems intact, just the battery connection somehow was severed. Somehow...
Here's the power board. It's well marked, but I don't know what those letters even mean. I'll prolly end up figuring it out by just throwing some voltage on them and seeing what happens.
Also it has numbers on the board, which might help me figure it out. Really I just want to control the motors with a Pi and whatever add-on will help me do such a thing, like a MOSFET or an H-bridge, Idk, I'll have to study up on that and see what is appropriate. If anyone has any comments or suggestions, feel free to let me know what you think, this isn't exactly my area of expertise.
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