Great progress, if I do say so myself :p The ROVer electronics board is starting to look less like a disaster with all the individual circuit boards neatly positioned where they should be… with spacers/washers acting as standoffs so that I can stop worrying about any further short circuits and focus more on the programming and brining ROVer back to life. Yay!
It’s really difficult to look at the fantastic robotics projects that are out there on the web and not be inspired. I was browsing around YouTube and some robotics forums and can’t help but starting thinking about changing my design to incorporate the great ideas that others have had. Am I overcomplicating things just for the sake of change?
Here’s the link to that video I was reviewing for inspiration:
It’s always satisfying, somehow, to figure out how to do things in a slightly more efficient manner. My file proved quite useless in shaving off some plastic for a better fit, but a hacksaw! 😮
Remember that power module that I somehow managed to fry? Well… turns out that my 2-years-ago-self was wise enough to buy spares and I was able to replace it. In doing so I thought I would go over an give an update on why I need these modules/boards and how they fit into the overall project.
I think just the desire to post something to this channel was sufficient motivation to finally tackle the wiring for the shiftout… it actually wasn’t so bad… I guess my recollection of wiring was worse than the actual task. In any case, glad that it’s ready for the next step. 🙂