TiLDA Balance

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First entry of https://wiki.emfcamp.org/wiki/Badge_Creations !!!

I'm working on making use of the TiLDA with its MPU-6050 as the brains of a balancing platform (initially a little balance-bot but eventually a ridable Segway-like platform if all goes well). The MPU-6050 has a 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis accelerometer, and a Digital Motion Processor(TM) (DMP) integrated into a tiny little package on the back of the badge (IC2). It can do a lot of the grunt work leaving the badge micro plenty of space and time to do the other cool stuff.

--Michael Erskine (talk) 4 September 2014

First bot

I want a quick and cheap entry point for people to achieve first before forking out for expensive parts.

prototype body

  • Laser cut (naturally!) from 3mm ply. Acrylic may be a bit brittle for the crashing that will occur!
  • box out the motors as "legs" and form pegs to connect those to a smallish horizontal platform
  • the motor driver can dangle below the platform, twixt the legs to "catch the breeze"!
  • the TiLDA will be mounted above the platform in a variety of orientations configurable in the software

prototype software

  • choose how much of the emfcampbadge software to integrate
    • e.g. do we want to just add RTOS tasks to the existing badge software?
    • the display driver and menu system would be handy

Stretch Goals