Category Archives: Conestoga and Robomagellan

Conestoga, The Movie

Not exactly Pacific Rim but it does show Conestoga’s front bumper obstacle routine and it moving from one waypoint goal to another. Video

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It’s going to be all robomagellan for the next two weeks or so

I’m spending the time running up to the robomagellan competition pretty much going over conestoga’s python code (4500 lines about 3000 “good lines” the rest is junk code and comments) looking for any bugs or errors and generally cleaning thing … Continue reading

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Conestoga software/hardware work and testing for upcoming Robomagellan

So far so good. I took conestoga out today for some test runs and it hit the gps waypoints like clockwork. On the first run I set the waypoint precision to 3 meters (e.g. if within 3 meters of the … Continue reading

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Robomagellan (Let’s not over-think this little problem)

The first of 2 Robomagellan competitions in my area was held this weekend. This one was more of a “lite” version of the one that will be in august and there were only 3 entries. I actually did better than … Continue reading

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Aligning Conestoga’s digital compass to the base (Conestoga)

The first robomagellan competition is in a few weeks so I’m working on conestoga quite a bit these days. One of the issues I needed to resolve for conestoga was aligning the robot base and the digital compass on the … Continue reading

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What’s up with the stalk (Conestoga)

At the first robomagellan I attended I noticed that many of the entrants had their digital compasses mounted on a stalk. This made a lot of sense to me because you want to as much as possible isolate the compass … Continue reading

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Serial, let’s keep it simple (Conestoga)

I initially controlled conestoga’s sabertooth motor driver through the arduino: arduino to pc: here’s a velocity pc: ok let me do the PID thing. pc to arduino: here’s a throttle setting from the PID, don’t screw it up. arduino to … Continue reading

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PID Tuning (Conestoga)

I’ve been doing some PID tuning on conestoga this week. The only thing I can say is start with P at a low value. My wheel encoders give me both a count (90 pulses per wheel revolution which is about … Continue reading

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Original Robomagellan Project Pages From Lockeblog

Click here to see the original project pages from lockeblog. Conestoga Robomagellan Robot

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