Self Balancing Robots 101
Glenn's presentation will cover the basics of self balancing robots:
- Overview of accelerometers and gyroscopes
- Control software
- Motor controllers
- Battery and electric motor selection
Glenn Phillips got into the computer business around the era of the Mac Plus. Glenn's last job was the owner of Gorge Networks Inc. a rural Internet provider using fixed wireless and dsl. The business was sold in 2010 and Glenn has been on the Obama plan ever since.
Glenn became interested in the Arduino a couple years ago, but he had no programming experience. At some point in the process Glenn began to control servos and motors from his old RC collection. Computer control of motors was fun, interesting and possibly a job in the future.
Self balancing robots seemed to be the holy grail of motor control! Constant feedback from sensors is processed and translated to power and direction of the motor. Any issue with any component of the system is immediately apparent.
Glenn is also a cheap Yankee so his creations use salvaged parts from electric bikes, scooters, wheelchairs, laser printers and computers.
The Church of Robotron
Learn about the mutant savior and our efforts to save the last human family.
An open-mic session for those looking to show off a project, ask a question, solicit help, or incite collaboration.