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ROS-A Microtractor build with Open Source Ecology

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Microtractor: A tracked machine that is similar in functionality to a Toro Dingo brand utility machine but has more power. We will use a 16 hp Power Cube – our hydraulic power unit. Because our build system is modular, we can add a second Power Cube to this tractor for a total of 32 hp for more demanding tasks.

Interested in learning more about the project? Next online community meeting is Tuesday October 10th at 6:00 pm PST.

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Here is a link to the Micro Tractor wiki:
http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Tractor_Construction_Set_2017

Join us for our online meeting. We will be discussing options for automating their tractor with ROS using a RaspberryPi.

When
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6pm – 7pm Pacific Time

Click the following link to join the meeting from your computer: https://meet.jit.si/UneasyCowsPursueFinely

Just want to dial in on your phone?

Call one of the following numbers:
Australia: +61.8.7150.1136
Brazil: +55.21.3500.0112
France: +33.1.84.88.6478
Germany: +49.89.380.38719
Japan: +81.3.4510.2372
Spain: +34.932.205.409
UK: +44.121.468.3154
US: +1.512.402.2718

If you would like to join the Slack channel discussion please email matt@rosagriculture.org.

Here is a better introduction:

https://www.ted.com/talks/marcin_jakubowski

Join us for our online meeting. We will be discussing options for automating their tractor with ROS using a RaspberryPi.

Big thanks to Ian McMahon for making the Gazebo model https://github.com/ros-agriculture/mictotrac

When
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6pm – 7pm Pacific Time

Click the following link to join the meeting from your computer: https://meet.jit.si/opensourceecology

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MicroTrac build starts this Thursday Oct 26th.

Join us for our online meeting. We will be reviewing the automation of their tractor with ROS using a RaspberryPi.

When
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6pm – 7pm Pacific Time

Click the following link to join the meeting from your computer: https://meet.jit.si/opensourceecology

Here are a couple pictures of the MicroTrac build.

IMG_20171026_083133
IMG_20171028_172358

The new tractor is out driving today.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3LmGAnK6sYlVTYzMXpTcUFNSzg

Great time working with Open Source Ecology.