TwoPotatoe balancing robot

Posted by Grant on 22 July 2014
TwoPotatoe balancing robot

TwoPotatoe is a customer-built balancing robot that in its latest form uses an Arduino Mega to receive commands from a custom-made controller via XBees and a Wixel to wirelessly send telemetry to a PC. The robot uses feedback from a MinIMU-9 v3 IMU module’s accelerometer and gyro to maintain its balance, and it uses the MinIMU’s compass to navigate. The drive system consists of two 37D mm metal gearmotors with encoders controlled by a VNH3SP30 motor driver carrier. Check out the video below of TwoPotatoe in action:

You can read more about how TwoPotatoe works in the how it works section of its site.

2 comments

Hi Grant,

Have looked on the 'How it works' section of your site, and am interested in your Speed and Position algorithm. Have you published the code yet, or if not, do you intend doing this?

Regards

Nigel
Hello, Nigel.

TwoPotatoe is a robot built by one of our customers, so I do not have the control algorithm. You might try using the "Leave a Message" feature on the website to contact its creator.

- Grant

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