3 Wheel Rover
Spring 2013 - Nathan Reichenberger
Design a remote controlled robot capable of 3 degrees of freedom, using only 3 wheels.
Manner of Operation
Three motorized omni-wheels are evenly spaced 120-degrees apart. Movement is defined by the rates of rotation of the individual motors.
The individual X and Y proportions of each motor are summed translating into Left, Right, Forwards, Reverse, Clockwise and Counter-Clockwise movements. All movements are relative to the front of the rover.
The rover is controlled through a wireless serial connection handled by two Xbee adapters.
- Arduino FIO
- DC Motor Drivers
- Geared DC Motors
- Omni Wheels
- 3D printed wheel mounts
- Xbee wireless communication