I’ve reduced my hours at work so I have more time to dedicate to learning ROS and developing a few robotics projects which will be open source. Today is my first day of my reduced hours and feels a bit like the first day of school! Cue, photo by the front door in my “uniform”, a Foxy Fitzroy t shirt.
Two projects may be of interest, my PiWars robot MacFeegle Prime and the controller I made for it. I’ve learned a lot from designing that robot so will be redesigning it from scratch. The controller just needs a few tweaks.
The arms have 7 degrees of freedom each and it’s powered by a StereoPi board. I managed to get basic control working using Melodic but I’ve learned a lot more since then and will be scrapping my old code and starting again.
If anyone wants to follow along I have a channel on YouTube where I’ll be posting updates as well as a Patreon page where I’m hoping I’ll be able to get enough pledges to go full time on this. Long shot but nothing ventured, nothing gained!