Friday, April 23, 2010

Inch by Inch...

Small progress and no pictures this time ... tonight I mounted the on-board battery charger and sorted through the power cables. The original cables connect the batteries in series and include a 50 amp circuit breaker. I'm going to add a "kill switch" using an automotive headlight switch in the main battery feed ... this is recommended by several builders so there's a way to stop things quickly if the robot starts misbehaving.

I've been researching how rotary encoders work. I think I've settled on a design but haven't built it yet. I really should build those before mounting the motors, but I'm tempted to move ahead so I can have something running.

Hopefully I can get some time this weekend...

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